Hot Summer Makeup: no-makeup makeup

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Hot Summer Makeup: no-makeup makeup kit on a lovely pool/sky blue holiday-esque background!

My final look in my “Hot Summer Makeup” series is no-makeup makeup.  I like this look for melty days because when my makeup starts to fade, it isn’t too obvious.  This works best when I’m having a good hair day although that  can be difficult in the blazing sun, especially if there is high humidity.

For this look I didn’t photograph what I wore at the time (you’ll that see that all too often on this blog) but I have a good idea.

For my base, primer would be needed in an attempt to keep the makeup in place followed by my Iman Luxury Radiance Makeup in Clay 1 mixed with Lancôme Hydra Zen gel cream moisuriser all over my face including under my eyes.  I would have dusted on some Iman Second to None Luminous Foundation in Clay 1 to maintain the dewy look and boost the glow. Plus, I need powder on my T-Zone. I have no real option there.

Eyes were nice and simple – a strong defining line across the top lash line using a waterproof gel eyeliner such as Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink.  Waterproof is essential. The line gives the illusion of thicker lashes and works well without mascara if you have black lashes anyway.  No mascara for me that day because when it is hot, the pollen count is usually high. You could wear a waterproof mascara or a long lasting mascara such as Benefit They’re Real.  I later discovered that my YSL Vinyl Couture mascara in I’m the Clash is quite comfortable to wear, even with my allergies.

Brows must be groomed but kept natural so I probably just combed through some dark brown eye gel such as Benefit Gimme Brow in shade 5.  To deposit colour and thicken the brows brush it against the direction of hair growth then to neaten and set brush in the same direction as hair growth.

It leaves the brows naturally filled in and looked after without looking over-groomed.  Luckily I’ve never had a brow product slip.  I would also use a brow pencil, brow powder or eyeshadow set with clear or brown brow gel although I’m not very good with pencils.

Cheeks had to have that glow so I know I used my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar across the whole cheek then did a colour pop on the apples of my cheeks with Bobbi Brown blush in Desert Pink.

Finally, I went ultra-nude on my lips using my Maybelline lipstick in Coffee Craze 740, possibly over my Bobbi Brow Lip Liner in Heather or Clarins Lip Liner Pencil in 02 Nude Beige. It also looks like I patted on some Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss.

In this look I worked with the weather rather than against.  I think this one is my favourite. You can check out my other looks here:  No Foundation No Mascara and Bold Brows and Statement Lips.

Which is your favourite? Comment below!

 

Hot Summer Makeup: no-makeup makeup

Hot Summer Makeup: no-makeup makeup

Hot Summer Makeup: no-makeup makeup highlighter strobe

Intense stare!

Hot summer makeup: no foundation no mascara

Hot summer makeup: no foundation no mascara

No foundation, no mascara makeup will only work for me in a certain set circumstances:

  • I’d look worse with makeup than without because it will all melt off;
  • I have a (fairly) decent skincare routine in place because my skin will be on show;
  • My hair is perfect; and
  • There are no cameras around!

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Hot summer makeup: bold brows and statement lips

Hot summer makeup: bold brows and statement lips glasses selfie

Morning sunlight

 

Hot summer days bring a makeup dilemma. Do I not wear makeup and look underdressed and probably tired? Or do I wear makeup and be uncomfortable all day and look like a melted mess by the evening?

I’ve tried a few options and here’s one of them.

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Hot Summer Makeup: Tasha’s Top Tips

Shiesedo Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Iman Lip Stain, Avène Eau Thermale, Evolve Satin Leg Gloss, Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Shiesedo Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Iman Lip Stain, Avène Eau Thermale, Evolve Satin Leg Gloss, Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

On occasion, it gets quite hot in the UK and no, we can’t cope! There’s a good reason for this; as we only get hot weather for about 4 weeks in a year, air conditioning is seen as a luxury rather than a necessity.

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: base

English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: base

New video!

My second video is up! It’s also the second in my English Rose bridal makeup for darker skin series. Tap/click here to see how to achieve a gorgeous glowing base for your special day.

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Cloudy Glow Make-up

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Even my eyelashes glow!

I have a variety of makeup to choose from and not much time to apply it so it’s the little additions that make all of the difference.  On Friday I wore some new products and some of my favourites and decided I wanted to “up the glow” to catch the few rays of sun on this cloudy summer’s day.  I didn’t have time to take any good selfies to I recreated the look yesterday where I had time to take photos but no time to post!

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Favourite make-up face of the day

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Favourite make-up face of the day

I just realised. Yesterday I wore a face full of favourites. It’s my simple daily look with a pink base so I felt oh-so-pretty! It’s a fresh, Monday morning pick-me-up look but I’d love it any day.

No proper pictures of my face (the commuter/outdoor selfies were awkward) but you can get an idea from my Instagram page (@tashasface).

On to the kit:

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: eyes and brows

English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: eyes and brows makeup

English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: eyes and brows

I’ve posted my first video where I have created a bridal/wedding look.  The overall inspiration is a traditional English church wedding set in the country side.  You know those idyllic churches set in the middle of nowhere? That’s what I’m talking about!

To me, the English Rose look is centred around a gorgeous, soft, dusky pink which I chose to put on my cheeks and lips with a nod to pink on my eyes. Skin has to be dewy and fresh and the cheeks have to have a natural flush.

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