#2 Bring Out The Summer Goddess In You

Make-up Edition

Summers were made to be enjoyed so this is a beauty article focused on how to achieve a super quick and easy make- up look meant to bring out the star in you.
I am here to share some amazing products you need to dazzle everyone wearing the perfect make-up that stays with you from morning until dusk – the best thing about it? It doesn’t melt off your face and it is universally flattering!
The hero make-up products are of course primers, setting powders, creamy eyeshadows and sprays! But which ones? I will share a few finds that can help you create a lightweight, breathable make-up look. This way you can focus on having a fabulous day instead of retouching your powder.
So let’s dive into full-on radiant, gorgeous, epic goddess-like make-up below.
A good base is key when it comes to prepping your skin for a makeover:

PREP YOUR SKIN
Apply Serum

Q+A Peptide Facial Serum
Gives your skin a boost and hydrates the deeper layers of the skin.
It is water-based and really safe to use. Not to mention it’s vegan, alcohol-free, fragrance-free and caters to any skin type.

Price: £9
You can buy here.

Q+A Caffeine Eye Serum
This is a miracle product for dark circles and fine lines. I love because of the rollerball applicator, it saves me so much time in the morning. In addition to being cooling and smooth on my eyes, reducing the dreaded puffiness.

Price: £6.5
You can buy here.

Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer by Ark Skincare
Follow up on skin prep with. It is quite a multi-tasker – Award-winning make-up primer, sunscreen and moisturiser, all in one.

Price: £36.00
You can buy here.

START YOUR MAKE-UP

With the base now sorted, let’s start focusing on your face frame, adding foundation:

A staple in my make-up kit, Skin Base by Illamasqua is very smooth, blends easily onto the skin and has a supernatural effect with the greatest buildable coverage ever. Suits most skin types and leave a satiny glowy finish while being water-resistant. Set it with translucent powder (IT Cosmetics featured below) and make it summer-proof with a setting spray.  The brilliant thing about it is that it doubles up as a concealer, I do not usually recommend using foundation instead of concealer, this being the only foundation I would make an exception for.

Price: £33.00
You can buy here.

Add dimension to your face by using a newly-launched bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury. Airbrush Matte Bronzer is an instant success, feels luxurious and adds the much needed sun-kissed glow. It has its own refill, which makes it even more desirable.

Price: £39.00
You can buy here.

On to cheeks:
Add some blusher to complete the look: My choice is Pixi On-the-Glow Blush. It has a refreshing colour warming up any complexion. This coral shade is a summer favourite! Bonus: keeps the skin hydrated and glowy and can be used on lips too (wink!)
On to eyes:
Illamasqua Cream base Iconic Chromes in shade Inspiring THE ultimate bronzy shade. Glides onto the skin leaving a metallic, multidimensional finish. Just pop it in the middle of your lid for a great colour-payoff without creasing.


Alternatively, for an extra pop of colour use this cool Lush eyeliner in Abalone, a mesmerizing teal and turquoise shade. You can use an eyeliner brush for the most precise flick or dab it on your lid with your finger to create a gorgeous exotic eye.

Price: £15.50
You can buy here.

On to lips:
Love the Caramel Lip Gloss shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills, it super pigmented with major lasting power. This is a flattering shade and texture for everyone, there is no going wrong with it.

Price: £18
You can buy here.

SET YOUR MAKE-UP

If you want to go all the way with setting your make-up, all you need is listed as follows:

IT Cosmetics Powder is a universal translucent powder meant to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. It has an overall airbrushed effect that will get you hooked on it, I promise. Simply magical!

Price: £24
You can buy here.

All Nighter by Urban Decay Setting Spray. Already a classic, this amazing spray comes highly recommend if you want to be extra dynamic and worry that your make-up would stray. Worry no more, this is your new BFF in a bottle, making your make-up so much more long-lasting.

Price: £26
You can buy here.

*all products mentioned above are cruelty-free, some vegan.

Article by Viorela Coman

Peptide Facial Serum

Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer