This summer I have really been loving the minimal make up look. I used to absolutely love the flawless look (whilst I still do) I have realised less is more. Therefore, it is out with my heavy foundations and in with the lighter, subtle, but still a bit of coverage foundations. Don’t get me wrong I still could never, in my opinion, pull of the light coverage foundations – I just don’t get them. But I have opted for a lighter version.
I have raved about this foundation for sometime now and I honestly still love it, a lot of foundations my skin will seem to get used to but luckily the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light is an exception to the rule. *Fingers Crossed* that it stays this way and I am able to continue to love it through to autumn and winter.
I apply a small amount of this foundation; a little really does go a long way, under my Smashbox Primer (personal fav). I like to buff it into my skin using a real techniques brush. I then will take whatever concealer I feel my skin needs. For the days where I want to look properly polished I will take my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, but for days when I want just a small amount of concealer on my blemishes I will take the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – it’s a steal at £4.99.
For powder I will apply a light dusting of my MAC powder, I like to still have a bit of a glow so do not cake myself in powder (like I used to). I then will take my Real Techniques Contour Brush along with Benefits Hoola Bronzer and create a slight definition on my cheek bones, my nose and any other places I would like to appear ‘sculpted’, on a daily basis this is very minimal, but when going out I love a good bit of contour!
For my cheeks I have been loving the Benefit Dandelion blush (read my review on this blush here) and for a highlight I love my new one from MAC in lightscapade. (New MAC Haul coming up!)
Moving onto eyes, I have really been liking the revolution eye primer, it provides a good tacky base to apply any eyeshadow on allowing the colours to be vibrant and the eyeshadows to last all day. The palette that I have been liking at the moment is the Iconic Pro Palette by Revolution, I wont talk too much about it as there will be a review coming but as a dupe for the Lorac Pro palette it’s a gooden. For my brows I have been loving the Revolution Arch & Shape pen, it’s almost exactly the same as the Soap and Glory Archery brow pencil but I much prefer it due to its ridiculously cheap price.
Finally I will curl my lashes and apply my favourite mascara, which at the moment is the Roller Lash Mascara by Benefit. To finish the look and set my make up in place I will spritz a bit of the Smashbox Water Primer in an ‘X’ across my entire face. Apply a lipstick of my choice and done!