Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Summer Cheek Edit

At long last, the sun has made an appearance in the UK and the weather has started to resemble summer for at least a few days a week!

This means one thing and one thing only, breaking out the summer beauty products that you can't quite get away with wearing when its raining throughout the rest of the year...

Although I generally keep my everyday makeup look similar throughout the year, a change in season allows me to change up the shade or type of product I reach for.

Naturally, come summertime I like to go in fierce with the bronzer as well as using false tan to ensure I am always bronzed. I recently picked up the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in the shade 'beached'.

First of all, the packaging is probably the most summery thing I've ever seen. As well as being packaged beautifully this bronzer is such a perfect shade and is super soft and easy to blend.
I apply mine with a fluffy Real Techniques Multitask Brush to make sure that I get a blown out, all over glow from it rather than a defined contour. 

The bronzer itself is slightly difficult to describe. In the pan, it looks like its a matte brown shade but when you buff it into the skin a really gorgeous gold sparkle comes through. The shimmer is super subtle, meaning it adds a sun kissed look whilst still being subtle enough to look natural.

I always feel like such an old lady commenting on the functionality of a product but this bronzer has a full pan sized mirror inside it which is super handy for on-the-go application and travelling. Another great reason for you to purchase it!

I don't tend to wear a lot of blush. I'm much more of a bronzer girl, but a few months ago I purchased MAC's blush in Melba and I absolutely love it!

I came across the shade when Shani Grimmond used it in one of her YouTube videos and it looked like such a nice subtle shade, perfect for me to try out as someone who doesn't wear a lot of blush. 
Since then, Melba has become my everyday blush. It is a really soft coral, peach colour that compliments any bronzy look perfectly.

One thing to note if you buy this blush is that it is super, super pigmented, so unless you want a rosy cheek doll look, then make sure you only pick up a small amount of product and you tap off the excess!

A summer cheek isn't complete without the final piece of the trio... HIGHLIGHT!

I am a highlight addict, I just can't get enough of them. Even when my cheekbones are lighting up the room, it still isn't enough!

One of the first highlights that made it into my collection and now one of my favourites, is the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle

Soft & Gentle is described as a 'gilded peach bronze' and I couldn't put it better. The reason I love this so much is because it is super pigmented and easy to build up to create a strong glow.
The colour changes slightly in different lights which I love! If you wear this in flash photography it give such a gorgeous pearlescent finish.

Another great thing about this product is that the pan is huge! I can't image I will ever hit pan on this as it is a domed product so no matter how heavy you go in with it, it never seems to budge!

These 3 products are my go to combo for a gorgeous summery glow and I just can't get enough of it!
Bronze, peach and glow... what more could you possibly need to brighten up your look even when the weather is trying to kill those vibes!

Let me know if you have a staple summer product, a highlight, bronzer or blush that you love. I'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments section below.

Shona x
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