Hello my Lovelies,
Okay so back in the day when I first got into makeup and thought that the most flattering look was when your eyelashes looked like spiders legs and foundation was supposed to cover your lips, probably in like 2010, I had next to no idea about different makeup for different times of the year. I pretty much had exactly the same makeup all year round which included my OG Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in the shade 4 (exactly 3 shades to dark plz don’t hate my guys).
Luckily since then I have learned thanks to trial and error and the wonderfulness of the internet and have since learned a hell of a lot. There are so many different ways to apply for different seasons and now that summer’s fast approaching I thought I’d let you know how I apply and set my base.
Ok so first thing first priming the face. I actually use two different primers during the summer as it’s usually quite hot and I have combination skin. I use the Urban Decay Pore Perfecting complexion Primer potion for the entirety of my face from the eyebrows down and for my forehead I use the Nivea Post shave balm as I don’t really want to be using a moisturizer all over my face before priming with my combination skin and in the summer it works just right.
Lightweight Foundations are a must during Summer and I find that all of my makeup becomes lighter for the hot seasons. My favourite lightweight and day to day foundation is actually the L’Oreal True Match Foundation in the colour Golden Ivory. It’s a water based foundation with a really nice texture and coverage which works well for my skin type. Another thing about this foundation is the broad range of shades, I believe there is a massive range which range from extremely light to extremely dark which is great from a drug store brand. Another way to even out skin tone is BB and CC creams which usually work as they are more lightweight in texture. They’re not Foundations but are created to even out skin tone and give a cleaner look. A CC Cream that I enjoy is actually the Sleek CC Cream in the colour Fair which actually is SPF 29 so even better for summer. It’s not water based and feels quite thick when taking the product out of the tube but when it’s blended into the skin becomes lightweight and glowy.
A lot of High end products specialise in being full coverage, the majority of my full coverage makeup is high end and my lighter coverage is mostly drugstore so it’s not a surprise when I whack out another drugstore product for my concealer. This is actually a repurchase as I like it so much and it is the Revlon Colorstay concealer in 01 Fair. It is a really great buildable concealer which does a great job at blending out on the skin. It is a buildable concealer and another way I like to build it but not make it cakey is use the Nyx under eye colour corrector setting it with a translucent powder or finely milled powder and applying a light layer of this.
I actually mentioned this next product in the Concealer section but Powders is next. Now powder doesn’t seem that important but it’s actually up there with the most essential stages, by setting your face it stops it from moving around in the heat. I actually work in an indoor childrens play area and used to wear foundation on it’s own and it dripped down my face on the hot days. I like light powders and am going to mention the OG of all powders which is the rimmel Powder in 005 Silky Beige. I have repurchased this probably 7 or 8 times since I was at the beginning of high school many moons ago. It’s not the lightest of powders but it does it’s jobs. Another powder is the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit the powder is so so light in it and bronzer also. I’m not getting into bronzing in this post but if I was I would recommend this duo.
Finally we reach the last category in this post and actually the last point. It is setting sprays. Now I actually currently own one setting spray as I am not overly bothered about them, but when I do run out I do always try a different brand. Currently I am on the final dregs of my Nyx Setting spray which is actually a repurchase (sure me, I’m a walking contradiction.) I also like to finish off my looks with the Elf Mineral mist. It’s so so refreshing and just gives you just a bit of moisture.