I’ve gathered up a few products that I will be using more often as we get further into the summer months, beauty products that will give me bronzed and glowing summer skin, with eye makeup to match and a coral coloured lipstick to brighten up any look. There’s a mix of high end and drugstore products, so you’ll find something for every budget. My favourite part about switching up my makeup to summer products is adding in all the peachy and coral shades, I just love them!
A matte primer is a must have during the warmer months, something that will stop your makeup from melting off and lasting longer. My favourites are the Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer and the Too Faced Primed & Poreless. For a glowy base, I love the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, it’s got light to medium coverage and gives your skin a gorgeous dewy finish.
A budge proof eyebrow product is another must have during summer so your brows don’t smudge away, my go-to is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, can’t beat it.
For a pretty summery blush palette, the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar is a great one to own, it’s got shades to suit your bronzing needs, a couple of pretty pink blushes and a very pigmented white highlight that will instantly brighten up your face. All of these shades are full of shimmer so they’re perfect for getting that glowy skin!
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Hot Spice is another great blush palette to own, I’ve had this one for a while and I love it. If you’re a fan of more muted pinks and peachy shades like me you’ll love it. I dig this out every summer to add some colour to my cheeks and it never lets me down!
Rose gold shades are a must have all year round for me, but I think they’re particularly nice during summer as they’re so warm toned. The Makeup Revolution Eye Foil in Rose Gold is a great little staple to have in your makeup bag, it works as an inner corner highlight as well as a super pretty eyeshadow.
For a highlight that you can use over your entire face to get it really glowing is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone. This is my ultimate favourite highlighter as it’s so natural looking yet creates such a gorgeous glow for my cheekbones and I can also use it to strobe my face with without looking like a disco ball.
Another blush I like to use is the Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Brick, this is quite subtle but can be built up and is a really lovely shimmery peach shade for the summer months!
For my eyes, I think my favourite palette this summer will be the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, I’m a huge fan of bronzey eyes but I think they’re particularly nice during the warmer season. This Zoeva palette is really pretty and full of warm bronze kinda tones and they’re all super pigmented and of high quality to say it’s only £18. If I had to pick just one palette for my makeup bag it would be this one.
And finally, my favourite lipstick shades for summer are corals and the two that I always reach for are Mac’s Vegas Volt Lipstick & Mac’s Pro Longwear Lipglass in Persistent Peach. The lipglass isn’t longwear at all and comes off very easily but it’s so glossy and is such a gorgeous shade that I always go back to it. I bought this quite a while ago when I wasn’t very educated in the beauty world, I just know not to wear it if I’m planning on eating any time soon. Vegas Volt however is a very pigmented lipstick and stains the lips so you can’t go wrong with this one, it’s very bold but I looove it.
What are your Summer Makeup Bag Essentials this year?