A Summer Makeup Edit

Friday, 3 Aug 2018

I know Summer is still a few months away, but the weather is starting to warm up, so I thought I would share a Summer Makeup Edit with you. Light and bright is the way I like my Summer Makeup Look!

Summer Makeup Edit

The original erborian BB Cream remains one of my favourites, so when I saw the Liquid BB Creme Makeup-Care Cushion Compact in Dore, I had to buy it. The coverage is light, but buildable, with a dewy finish. The little puff that is included is terrible to apply with, and I prefer using a buffing brush or a beauty blender. The product does start to dry down quite quickly, so you need to blend as soon as you apply it. It is a bit darker than my skin tone, but I can make it work. It starts getting shiny after about six hours, so it will need to be set, and it would probably last for less on oilier skin types.

Revlon Color Charge Highlighter

The Physician’s Formula Super BB InstaReady Filter BB Bronzer (wow what a mouthful) has an spf of 30 which makes it perfect for Summer! Although this should definitely not be your primary source of sun protection, it can help. The bronzer is meant to give a multi-dimensional glow that helps to perfect the skin by diffusing and softening the light. Because it is too light for me as a bronzer, I have been using it as a powder, and it does perfect the skin, without making it look flat. The powder is soft and silky, and the lighter shades add a brightening effect. I love that this powder doesn’t leave me looking dry and wrinkly, but still helps to keep me oil-free.

The Physicians Formula InstaReady Setting Spray can be used to prep the skin before makeup, as a setting spray, or as a face mist throughout the day. It has a good spray radius and mist, and leaves my skin feeling comfortable, which is expected since it can be used as a skin prep and face mist! I hate it when setting sprays leave that tacky, tight and dry feeling! This doesn’t extend wear time that much, but I quite like it.

Physicians Formula Insta Ready Review

Moving on to the most summery blush ever, The Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush (R415). This just screams Summer to me, even the scent is summery. I love the pinky gold shade. It blends well, lasts long, and doesn’t emphasise texture. This is definitely one I will use often in Summer! I am not too much of a fan of the box packaging, but it isn’t a deal breaker.

Benefit GALifornia Blush Review

Revlon has released a new range called Color Charge which is already available. It is cool and trendy and I was so excited for this new direction from Revlon. I received a few products from the range, and these are my favourites!

The *Powder Highlight (R199) is a really pretty champagne highlighter. It is soft and buttery, with no glitter or shimmer, exactly how I like my highlighters!

The *Liquid Illuminator in Halo (R199) is the most beautiful liquid highlighter, and reminds me of the beloved, but sadly discontinued Revlon Photoready Skinlights! It is a stunning champagne highlighter with absolutely no shiny glitter, just illumination.

Summer Makeup Edit

Another new launch that I want to share with you today are the *Clarins Water Lip Stains (R300), available in four shades. I have been a fan of lip stains for years, so I was really keen to try these. These are described as matte, buildable, transfer-proof, long lasting, and most importantly hydrating. The formula does dry down to a matte finish, and is most definitely buildable. You can go from a sheer tint to a bold tint by adding layers, and because the formula is light and watery, adding layers does not make lips feel sticky, tacky, heavy or dry, it actually feels like nothing on your lips. The colour does have a tendency to cling to dry patches though, so it is best to exfoliate your lips if you have any dry patches. Once dried down, these are transfer proof and last for about seven hours! These are perfect for Summer, but also for when you don’t have time to touch up your lips, as the stain is long lasting. I am loving these for a long lasting wash of colour.

Clarins Water Lip Stain Review

I expected a doe foot applicator, but instead it is a tiny short brush. The size of the brush makes it is easy to apply thin layers of the stain precisely and evenly.

Clarins Water Lip Stain Brush

Swatches from Top-Bottom:

erborian Liquid BB Creme Makeup-Care Cushion Compact

Physician’s Formula Super BB InstaReady Filter BB Bronzer

Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush

*Revlon Color Charge Liquid Illuminator Halo

*Revlon Color Charge Powder Highlighter

*Clarins Water Lip Stain in Rose Water

*Clarins Water Lip Stain in Red Water

Summer Makeup Edit

What is Summer without a bright nail polish, right? The *Revlon Color Charge Nail polish in Crimson Jelly (R119) is a bright apple red jelly polish. It is fully opaque in two coats even though it has a jelly finish. It has a gorgeous glossy finish, and is a perfect Summer red!

Summer Makeup Edit Revlon Crimson Jelly

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20 thoughts on “A Summer Makeup Edit

  1. shelley says:

    love the nail colour!

  2. Cole says:

    I adore Galifornia it’s the perfect summer blush! Xx

  3. Alice Spake says:

    Oh I like the look of the Clarins lip stains! I’ve been using their new matte lippies recently xx

  4. Maisie says:

    It’s summer here in the U.K. right now so this post is perfect for me! I love the sound of everything but I’d especially like to try the galifornia blush and the new revlon liquid illuminator! x

  5. Kelly-Anne says:

    That powder highlighter looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Too pretty to use.

  6. Sarah says:

    I need to get myself some BB cream as ive heard so many good things about it.

  7. Mel says:

    I love your picks. So bright and colourful, ideal for summer.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

  8. That nail shade is so gorgeous and very classy! x

  9. Rosie says:

    Any make up prep is my saviour at the minute too!! I am all for bronzing and going for it in this weather. I’ve started avoiding highlights recently because I end up looking like a sweaty mess!
    Rosie

  10. Oooh so many gorgeous products! I love the nail shade too!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  11. Emma says:

    I’ve only just discovered BB cream and I love it!! Great for the hot weather we’ve been having in the UK
    Em x

  12. Heather says:

    That Benefit blush is so pretty x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  13. We’ve been having a heatwave in England and I’ve been living on my BB cream x

  14. So many products here that I am going to have to check out for myself!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  15. R Fourie says:

    I tested the Clarins Water Lip Stain in shade 03 – Red Water. The swatch on my arm lasted for a long time, but unfortunately it only lasted 2 – 3 hours on my lips. It also settled into every little line 🙁

    1. admin says:

      Oh no! It lasts quite long on my lips, but it depends what I eat or drink. It does sometimes settle into lines, but I find that if I apply very thin layers it doesn’t. And lip balm first!

  16. Erin says:

    I love the galifornia blush so much – it is SO beautiful! I need to dig it out to use it again!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  17. Beautylymin says:

    Galifornia is the perfect summer blush! Those Revlon highlighters look very pretty xx

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  18. candice says:

    These look amazing! Definitely want to try some of them out… This Winter has been so weird

    Candice | Natalya Amour

  19. Annie Qadeer says:

    I love that Benefit compact – it’s so cute!

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