Having come out alive of a British heatwave (read: tropical weather and subterranean conditions on the Tube), and inspired by a feature I read on Super Savvy Me, I thought it was about time I chronicled my ode to summer makeup on this here blog. Throughout the many, albeit slowly-dying-out, selcas/selfies on my Instagram feed, one question remains a constant: ‘What do you wear on your face? Anything? Nothing…?’
The Super Savvy Me tutorial promises a flawless complexion, and I’ll put my hands up now and admit that I’ve never suffered from acne, rarely get spots and am the possessor of a very forgiving light olive complexion. That being said, my problem areas are a couple of pigment freckles on my cheeks, dark under-eyes from hours spent not sleeping and sometimes a dull complexion from terrible diet. Sorry.
My one summer/all year product is the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream. Talk BB creams anywhere near me and I’ll probably interject to tell you that this is the best product in the world, and for me, it is! Whilst it has a slightly ashy look to it upon application, it blends out perfectly and leaves a beautiful dewy, soft glow look to the skin. If I’ve had a particularly restless sleep, my tip for a flawless complexion is a little Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer daubed precisely on blemishes and worked into the skin with a Japonesque Foundation Brush.
For the warmer months, I really like to keep my face as clean looking and product free as possible. My brows are left unfilled, simply brushed through with a spoolie, and then I apply a little eyeliner to define my eyes. The Elizabeth Arden Gel Eyeliner remains my favourite for smudgeproof liner on the upper lash line, and I even like the freebie brush it came with. Asian lashes? See here for my mascara recommendations because pal, I’ve been there and done that with short stubby straight lashes. My current go to is by Majolica Majorca – it is love.
To sort out my flawless natural makeup look, I then pop a tiny bit of Topshop’s Cream Blush in Head Over Heels on my cheeks, add my everyday lipstick (CHANEL Coco Rouge Shine in Boy) and there ya go: blogging face – on. ♥
Disclaimer: I was inspired to write this post by an article on Super Savvy Me. The content of this post is all my own, and it’s probably worth noting that I wear makeup around three days of the week, which paired with my skincare routine contributes largely to my clear-ish complexion.