Friday, 22 July 2016

A summertime makeup look

Todays post is going to be me showing you my go to summery makeup look which is super simple but super pretty. It's also a collab with one of my lovely friends Hollie from Hollie Thorpe who's blog I will link at the end so you can check out her post too- I'm sure it will be amazing!

So I'll start off priming and illuminating my face with the Nivea men post shave balm and the Freedom prostudio strobe cream and I just rub them into my face until all of the product is gone.

Then I will pump some of my No7 beautifully matte light foundation on to the back of my hand and distribute it all around my face using my Real Techniques expert face brush to buff it in. I really like this foundation for summer as the coverage it offers is still good without being too heavy.

For concealer I will then firstly take my L.A. girl pro concealer under my eyes, on my forehead and on the bridge of my nose and blend it in with a sponge. Then I will use the Maybelline earaser eye concealer under my eyes as well, making big triangle shapes with it and then blending it in just like the other one with a sponge.

To set everything on my face so far I use the Real Techniques powder brush and some Mac studio fix powder and dust that around everywhere.

To give some colour back to my face I then use my Real techniques blush brush to first add some bronze to my cheeks with the Soap and glory solar powder bronzer, and then to add a peachy blush I apply some of my Mac blush in the shade Style. To add a final shimmer to my cheeks I use my Real Techniques setting brush and dust that in my theBalm mary-lou manizer and then across the tops of my cheeks.

On to eyes and I firstly use my Mac paint pot in painterly on my finger and put that all over my eyelid to act as a primer.

Then using my Makeup Revolution ultra eyeshadow palette in flawless I take the shade Raw which is the fourth down on the second row on a Real techniques deluxe crease brush and run that through my crease to create some slight definition. Next swapping to my Sleek I-divine eyeshadow palette in storm I take the fifth shade on the top row which is a stunning pink shimmery shade (sorry the shades don't have names) on my finger and apply it all over my lid. I actually find using my finger for this means I get the most pigmented effect from the shadow. To finish it all off I use Sigma E25 blending brush and blend it all together.

For mascara I then take my Maxfactor false lash effect and coat my lashes in it a few times. Then over the top of that I add a coat of the Maybelline lash sensational mascara.

Finally for lips to bring the whole look together I use my Sleek plump power lip crayon in Notorious nude which is a perfect nude to tie in with the pink eyes.

This look as you can tell is a super summery one and the eyes are very simple but also very effective I think as the Sleek shadow on them just really makes them glitter. I have made sure to link all of the products I used where I have written them so that you can look at them yourself if you would like. I hope you enjoyed this post and don't forget to check out Hollie's version of this post which I'm sure will be amazing over on here blog which I will link here. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo



  1. Solar powder is brilliant for a summer look as it adds such a nice amount of bronzeyness to your complexion!
    Charlotte //

    1. It is! Definitely would count it as one of my favourite products. x

  2. Those eye shadow palettes are so pretty! I bet this look would look so good on you! Great post xx

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  3. Loved this post Kate, also really need to get my hands on the Mary-Lou Manizer!! It's was lovely to collab with you xxx

    1. Thanks Hollie! Loved collabing with you too! x

  4. Aw sound's like such a pretty look! I love the Mary-Lou Mainzer :) such a staple in my make-up bag!xx

    Lauren |

    1. Thank you, Mary-Lou Manizer is soo gorgeous! x


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