04 July 2016

Summer Makeup Menu


Summer is here, sort of. This is England so it's a rare occasion for the sun to come out for a full day.  I did a Makeup Menu for Spring so I thought I'd continue the trend for the other seasons.

My makeup for Summer is generally quite similar to Spring, but I've tried to include different products. I still use most of the makeup in that post so do go check that out here.

Base:

One primer/base comes to mind when I think of summer, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. There is something so glorious about the product. It gives such a healthy natural glow and works well for pretty much every skin type.

In terms of foundation, I definitely go lighter in both coverage and application. Obviously I'm going to include the Estée Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release as it's incredibly light. If you want more coverage, then I recommend the Bourjois CC Cream because whilst it's a CC cream, it offers more coverage than you think. I also love the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer because it offers me that extra coverage where I need it.

Cheeks:

Bronzer and cream blush. That's pretty much all I use on my cheeks in Summer. I tend to switch between a cream and powder bronzer both from the Bourjois Chocolate range. It depends on the day really. Both offer a natural sun kissed look. For cream blush, I also have two options but with slightly different formula's. Firstly is the Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush which is your traditional cream blush. It's soft and dewy and easy to apply. It's not the most long lasting, but it is lovely nonetheless.

My second option is the Bourjois Aqua Blush range which is as close to perfection as I've found for this type of product. The formula is creamy and soft but they're so long lasting. Unlike most liquid blushes, they're easy to apply and blend.

Eyes:

In my previous Makeup Menu, I included mostly cream eyeshadows. I definitely recommend those, but if you prefer powder formulas, Makeup Geek is all you'll ever need. I love every shade I have, but the shades that scream Summer to me are Cinderella, Cosmopolitan, Grandstand and Flamethrower. I've done a post of my entire Makeup Geek collection, including swatches, which you can find here.

Lips:

It's always so hard to narrow down lip products. There are just so many good ones! My current favourite combination is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk with the Soap and Glory Gloss Stick in Nudist for a soft pink dewy lip. I also still love the Revlon Lip Butters, particularly Berry Smoothie. If you want a bolder lip, I really recommend the Bourjois ColourBoost Lip Crayon in Fuchsia Libre and the Revlon HD Lipstick in Poinsettia which is vibrant poppy red.

I could go on and on for this post. There are just so many options. Let me know what products you recommend for the Summer.

Thanks for reading,
Avani
xoxo
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26 comments

  1. I love the Bourjois CC Cream and Bronzer, both amazing for Summer! You can never go wrong with the UD Concealer, I have used it for so long. I need to try the Revlon Lip Butters, heard so many good things!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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    1. The Revlon Lip Butters are so amazing! You have to try them!

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  2. Some of my faves here! Your makeup geek eyeshadow palette looks amazing! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you! It's pretty much all I use at the moment :) x

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  3. So many great products! I want to try the Bourjois CC cream heard its really good


    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. I really recommend the Bourjois CC Cream. I've been loyal to it for over a year it's that good!

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  4. I really need to buy some MUG shadows! I have heard so many great things about the CC cream too, but I have had a bad experience with Bourjois base products in the past. Great post x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. I agree, you do need MUG shadows, they're just so good! The CC cream is the only foundation I've tried from Bourjois. To be honest, the shade range of their bases isn't great which always puts me off others.

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  5. Them eye shadows look gorgeous colours!!
    Nicole xx
    nicoleannx.co.uk

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  6. I need to try this CC cream, I'm just such a foundation lover I never seem to switch things up! I love those eyeshadow shades!

    Jen / Velvetspring.co.uk

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    1. The CC cream is such a lovely foundation, you have to get it! Definitely recommend Makeup Geek eyeshadows :) x

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about the Bourjois CC cream, think a may need to invest hehe. I love the look of all the shades in that eyeshadow palette! x
    Lottie | LottieLately.com

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    1. Do it! I love all of the eyeshadows, and they're such a bargain too :) x

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  8. The Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat in Pillow Talk has been on my wishlist for so long now! I have the 'Bitch Perfect' lipstick and it is my favourite lipstick of all time so I think the lip pencil would compliment it perfectly! Thanks for sharing, lovely post xx

    Ciara Rose | www.ciara-rose.com | Bloglovin’

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    1. It's a really lovely lip liner that actually does make the lips look bigger. I was so sceptical about it, but it's brilliant!

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  9. I've wanted to try the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm for ages! The Bourjois aqua blushes sound amazing, I'll have to do some swatching in Boots x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I've been using Beauty Flash Balm for years. The Aqua blushes have some lovely shades for summer x

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  10. I love bourjois makeup for summer. The bronzer is amazing!

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think they do cream products really well which is what I tend to use in summer. I love their colour range too, a nice mixture of wearable brights and neutrals :) x

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  11. Lovely post! I really want to try Bourjois bronzers!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  12. Would love to try some of those products! The Clarins balm is one of the best skin care products ever in my opinion! :)


    www.adaydreamortwo.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, the Clarins balm is absolutely amazing!

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  13. Loooove the warm-toned Makeup Geek eyeshadow picks here :) I'm a huge fan of the Urban Decay concealer too, especially for a fresh summer base

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

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    1. Haha I do love Makeup Geek! The Urban Decay concealer is seriously all I use at the moment. I'm obsessed!

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