Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Summer Makeup Bag Essentials

I'm currently taking part in the Summer Blogger Challenge, which takes place every Tuesday. This week's topic is 'Summer Bag Essentials' so I thought it would be the perfect chance to show you a few beauty bits and bobs that I like to use in Summer.

1. ELF Baked Eyeshadow Palette - California
I love the warm, toasty shades in this palette and I love mixing them up to create a gorgeous eye look. You can wear these shades during the day and on the night time, so this little palette's perfect for taking on holiday! Even though they're not that pigmented (you have to wet your brush to get a bit of the colour) they're ever so shimmery and I find that they brighten up my eyes - I especially love the gold tones!

2. Rimmel BB Cream - Very Light

You may have already read my review on this (which you can find here). I love this BB cream; it's really light on your skin and the SPF 25 obviously comes in handy when you're out in the sun. I find it easy to apply and it blends in really well, so if you know you're going to be a bit sweaty, it might be best to use a BB cream instead of a thick foundation.

3. Collection Bronzing Powder
If you can't get a natural sun-kissed tan (like me) then bronzing powder is the way to go! I like adding this under my cheekbones, around my temple and down my nose and neck to give myself a nice glow.

4. ELF Lip Stain - Heartbreaker
I love wearing this coral shade during the day; it sits on your lips just like a lipstick, but you can also make it look more like a lipgloss by using the other end.

5. No7 Stay Perfect Long-lasting Volume Mascara - Black
This has been my go-to mascara for the past year or so; the main reason I like it is because it's waterproof and sweatproof! It stays on all day without the worry of getting panda eyes.

6. The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Balm
My lips can get very dry, so this is perfect for carrying in my bag (it also smells like strawberry laces, mmm!) I love the subtle tint it gives to my lips.

What products do you prefer using in the Summer?

Thanks for reading!


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    1. Thanks! I had to use google translate for that ahah! x

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    1. Yeah it's my favourite product at the moment! X

  3. Definitely agree about BB cream - so much nicer than foundation in the heat x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  4. Great post! I really want to try the Rimmel BB cream, it sounds lovely! :) x


  5. I've heard that ELF Lip Stain works great! & that palette is amazing!

    Lovely Post! <3

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  6. Great products! The ELF Lip Stain looks interesting :) x

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    1. Yeah they have some fab colours available! X

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  8. The ELF Baked Eyeshadow Palette looks lovely perfect colours for creating georgeous eyes Lucy

  9. There are some gorgeous colours in that palette! Danielle xx