I’ve been away on my summer hols and have returned rather bronzed so I thought I’d post about my summer holiday makeup and what I’ve been using now my skin is tanned.
I have a fair-ish olive skin tone but when I get some sun I tan quite easily. With this in mind, I popped to Boots before we went away and bought my usual tinted moisturiser two shades up.
I’m actually on my second tube of BareMinerals Complexion Rescue now so I definitely recommend you check it out if you’re looking for something a bit lighter for the summer months. For me to buy anything more than once must mean it’s good! The Complexion Rescue is a tinted gel cream that gives amazing coverage and is very sheer. I’m quite a fan of the shiny face look – in all the right places, obvs- using a tinted moisturiser is best during hot weather as it contains an SPF and isn’t too heavy on the skin.
I keep my eyes pretty simple with a wash of sparkly eyeshadow and my signature black eyeliner: my favourite gel liner is the Benefit push-up liner which is super easy to do a cat eye flick and lasts all day and night. In fact, it’s a bugger to get off so it’s worth investing in an oil-based eye makeup remover to take it off at the end of the day!
For mascara I’ve been using Benefit Roller Lash as recommended by the lovely Cash at The Comeback Mum. When I saw that Cash had posted how much she loves this mascara I wanted to give it a go as her makeup always looks really good. Cash is also rather fond of a red lip, just like moi so it was kind of a given that I’d rate this mascara too. Roller Lash did live up to expectations, giving length plus a lovely long-lasting curl to my lashes. I actually bought two at the airport; a new one for me and one for Holly who loves it too!
For bronzer and highlighter I’ve been using my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow. You really can’t go wrong with anything from CT in my opinion and this compact has been one of my fav makeup buys this year.
On the lips, I adore to wear coral when my skin is bronzed it’s one of those colours that looks amazing with a tan. I’ve got a few coral lipsticks, Costa Chic from MAC is really nice but I’ve been using my Tom Ford one recently as it doesn’t dry my lips out whereas the MAC one has a bit more of a matte finish.
If you’re going away this summer I think you could get away with taking just these items in your makeup bag and you’re all set.
Who am I kidding? I snuck in a few more items than this but you catch my drift ;-)
The only six items you’ll need in your summer makeup bag!
- Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel: BareMinerals (shade Buttercream)
- FimStar Bronzer & Highlighter: Charlotte Tilbury (shade light to medium)
- Push Up Gel liner: Benefit (Black)
- Sparkle Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown (shade Pebble)
- Roller Lash Mascara: Benefit (Black)
- Lip Colour: Tom Ford (shade True Coral)
In a bid to hang onto the tanned skin look a while longer I bought a bottle of the Vita Liberata self-tanning mousse today. I’ve heard amazing things about it, I haven’t used fake tan for years as it is such a faff but I’m quite enjoying having a bit of colour. I’ll be trying it out soon so let me know if you would like to see a review of it!