In My Make Up Bag | The Summer/Hay Fever Edition

Monday, 3 August 2015







I always find myself less willing to make an effort with my appearance in summer. Couple this with the frankly violent bouts of hay fever I suffer from, and make up really is the least of my concerns. (Well, maybe not the least, but it's certainly not at the forefront of my mind.) I want a reliable, spot-covering base  my skin's not that great right now, so no glowy, tinted moisturiser for me  that still feels light on skin; I want pretty, flushed cheeks with a soft highlight along my cheekbones; I want defined brows and lips with a hint of colour. That's it. There's no eye make up, because my eyes get too itchy for that, but at least it cuts down my getting ready time.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia: Even. Easy to blend.
A not-too-matte, not-too-dewy finish. Pale enough. The foundation of my dreams.

Seventeen Phwoar Paint in Fair: A full coverage concealer that blends beautifully and covers blemishes to boot  just don't forget to set it with powder.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly: Defeating my dark undereye circles since February 2015. Also good for subtle highlights down the centre of the face.

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot: A translucent powder that mattifies unwanted shine without making skin look dead.

My summer make up. My t-shirt is one of those cropped ones from Topshop that seem to be everywhere at the moment (I find their stuff a bit hit and miss but they do seem to do basics quite well  this is really soft and washes up nicely).

Sleek Powder Blush in Life's A Peach: Terrifying in the pan, but worry not: Life's A Peach is subtle on skin, but pigmented enough to provide a pretty summer flush.

No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter: Highlighting made easy with this chunky crayon  swipe along the top of your cheekbones for a candlelit glow.

Seventeen Brow's That! Brow Kit: Contains a pencil, a wax, a powder, a highlighter, and a brush for application. Personally, I rate the pencil/powder combination for a look which is defined but not OTT. The only thing missing from this kit is a spoolie.

ModelCo Lip Gloss in Striptease: A pretty, peachy nude shade that's shiny but just about on the right side of sticky. It's so easy to apply that you can do so without a mirror  but you don't have to, because there's a mirror on the side of the packaging.

What make up have you been reaching for lately? Does your routine change in summer? Let me know in the comments! 

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