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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Guest Post - FreshbeautyXOX Summer Make-Up

Hi! I'm Shona from freshbeautyxox and I'm taking over Sarah's blog for the day to share with you some products I've been loving this summer! I think just about everyone changes their everyday makeup routine for the different seasons, especially for summer! I know I prefer less eye makeup, a lighter base and lots of lip products in summer!

First of all my gorgeous makeup bag is from another blogger's online store, The Beauty Closet! I have the Paisley Park Floral Makeup Bag and I really love it! It fits lots in and looks pretty which is also a plus!

For Primer I've been reaching for my new Benefit POREfessional Primer to create an even base. I won this recently in a giveaway so I haven't had it long so far but it has already found its way into my makeup bag! I find it does minimise the appearance of pores and increase wear time of my BB Cream. 

The BB Cream I've been reaching for recently is my new Diorskin Nude BB Creme which was sent to me for review consideration. I find it is a tad too dark for me but it doesn't make me look orange, according to friends it makes me look tanned! I'm loving it so far, it feels really light on my skin and evens out my skin nicely. It doesn't cover up my freckles which is good but it does cover blemishes and my red cheeks!

Next up base wise I have my concealer, the well loved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I've only come across a few bloggers who haven't tried this! The shade is a good match for me, it covers under eye circles and blemishes and it lasts all day on me! I finish off my base with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to keep shine at bay and to try and stop my makeup melting off my face!

For blush I've been reaching for NYX's Powder Blush in Peach at the moment which is a great summer shade. It's well pigmented, lasts on me all day and is inexpensive. I think it is just a great all round blush!

For eyes I keep it really simple in the summer reaching for just mascara and one or two eyeshadows! For eyeshadow I've been loving using Maybelline's Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe, it is a great base shade and lasts all day long on me. For mascara I like to have something that I can guarantee will last all day on me. If you follow my blog you'll already know how much I love the MUA Every Lash Mascara! It gives my lashes volume and length but, keeps them natural looking at the same time if I use one coat. It also doesn't flake or smudge at all and is a bargain at only £3!

Finally for lip products I have 3 picks. For me in summer I like to have some moisturising lip products as my lips tend to get really dry in the summer. First up are the new Maybelline Baby Lips that I adore! They have just enough colour for me and are really hydrating, I have 3 shades but these two are my favourites, Pink Punch and Cherry Me. Another great hydrating product is the Revlon Balm Stains, I've been using the shade Cherish a lot lately, it is a lot more pigmented than baby lips and lasts longer as well.

That's what's lurking in my summer makeup bag at the moment! A big thanks to Sarah for letting me guest post for her blog!

If you want to read more you can find my blog here:

Shona xx

Thank you Shona for a great post - I may have picked up some of the Babylips in Dutyfree on my way out! Make sure you pop over to Shona's blog, she writes awesome posts! xx

1 comment:

  1. I love baby lips so much. .. so glad they have them in the uk now ;) also going to have to try the MUA mascara!


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