Girly Summer Makeup Tutorial Featuring The Naked 3 Palette

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I thought I'd bring you a summer inspired makeup tutorial today, since you guys seemed to like the one I did about stage makeup. This is a look that I've been wearing quite often and it definitely looks really nice, with the pink eyeshadow being perfect for the season. I hope you like it!

I don't wear foundation, but if I did I'd recommend using something lightweight on your skin. It can be really hot in summer and the last thing you want is a heavy layer of foundation on your skin. Opting for a concealer is what I did, as it will cover any problematic areas but still be brightening on my skin, creating an almost flawless complexion. Whichever you decide on, make sure that you have the right shade and don't pick a dark colour thinking it will give you a tanned look, as this can be achieved more naturally through bronzer.

A common misconception about powders is that they make your face completely matte. This causes people to not use them as they want their makeup to be glowing and dewy. However, this is not always the case as powders are actually really great at setting your makeup into place. This is perfect for summer, when your makeup might travel and transfer because of the heat. It isn't necessary all over the face, but just in the t-zone and anywhere in particular that your skin is prone to oiliness. I love using the Bare Minerals Mineral Veil powder, which does its job really well and has been a staple in my makeup bag.

Since the sun is out, many people have a tan and look more bronzed. If you are feeling a bit pale or haven't got a tan, an easy way to fake it is by using bronzer. I'd recommend choosing one that is matte or has very little shimmer in it, as this will look the most natural and like an actual tan, opposed to just makeup. I'd also say that you should choose one similar to your natural skin tone, like the Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzer, as you can still build it up if you want to, but it won't be too obvious that your tan is fake.

The next step in this makeup routine is blusher, which I think is a lovely way to add a soft glow and hint of colour to your cheeks. Again, I'd recommend something matte, as this looks more natural and you can add some shimmer to it with a highlighter. One that I love using is the MUA Powder Blusher in Lolly, as it is more of a coral shade that I find is really flattering. Apply this to the apples of your cheeks and up towards your temples for a realistic blush that makes your skin look glowing and radiant.

As I mentioned in the previous step, a highlighter can be used on the tops of your cheekbones to add a bit of shimmer and tie together your face makeup. Less is more with this step, as it's easy to go overboard but it will definitely look better if you keep this to a minimum. A favourite of mine is the Benefit Watts Up cream highlighter, as it is a gorgeous colour that really compliments my skin tone. Its formulation also means that it stays in place really well.

I then moved onto eyeshadow, which I decided to do something a bit different with, compared to my usual makeup looks. I opted for more pink-toned eyeshadows, specifically those from the Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay, as they are all beautiful and scream summer. I wanted this to be a daytime appropriate look, so I kept they eyeshadow quite neutral. I used Burnout all over the lid, with a bit of Limit and Nooner in the crease and Strange in the inner corners and brow bones, as this created a gorgeous, neutral look that is summer appropriate.

I didn't apply any eyeliner for this makeup look and went straight to mascara. I wanted this to be quite dramatic and long, but still suitable for a daytime. I'd advise you to use a waterproof mascara in the summer if you have one, as it will stop it from smudging in the heat. After curling my eyelashes, I went in with the Great Lash Mascara by Maybelline. I find that the tiny brush helps me to be extremely accurate and precise with applying mascara, meaning my eyelashes can be separated and individually coated. I applied 2 coats of this to create the desired look and make my eyelashes bigger.

For lips, I decided to use the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in the shade Bashful. This is a gorgeous lip product that is really soft and silky on the lips, leaving them feeling moisturised like a lipbalm would. However, it is extremely pigmented and provides an intense wash of colour, which can either be left or blended in for a more subtle look. I really like using this product and the colour is perfect for summer.

I hope you liked seeing what products I've been using this summer to create a lovely makeup look, and if you'd like to know any more about them I have reviewed a number of the products mentioned. Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon with my new post.

Love from Daisy x

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