My top “Summer” Make-up products

Hello huns!

My last beauty post about my favourite concealers seems to be a real winner. I’m not going to lead you into a false pretence, if you were looking for a beauty expert or someone who is glam then you have come to the wrong blog. I nearly always wear the same products on my face and I’ve only recently thrown away products I’ve had for years (ew, gross). However as the weather is getting warmer and I’m baring my pins for all the see, I thought I would share with you what is on my face.


Fake Tan:

I’d like to thing I’m pretty low maintenance. I may be kidding myself… as if I had the time and money I’d be a lot more glam, but I still find the time to fake tan as it makes me feel more put together. I use Rimmel Sun Shimmer Fake Tan Mouse (Light). Although it’s the lightest shade it give me a nice healthy glow, obvious that I’ve got a tan without looking too fake.


I’m missing my pregnancy glow and my skin isn’t feeling that healthy at the moment. I’m loving the Loreal Infallible Illumizer Primer. Apart from the beautiful look of the bottle, it gives the appearance of the healthy glow without getting pregnant again (yeah not ready for that anytime soon). Also it comes out like melted silver and makes me feel like a unicorn… yeah I said it!


As the weather is pretty damn warm at the moment in the UK, a full face of make-up sometimes makes me want to claw my own face off…just me? So I’m currently using a CC cream from Bojouris. It’s a bit darker due to my fake tan but it’s not as heavy as foundation so it makes me feel a bit better about life. I love the 123 Perfect CC cream is beige. I apply it using a beauty blender as it really helps give the lighter more even complexion I’m desperately seeking!


I change between the two, but for this look I used my Nip + Fab concealer as I think it provides longer lasting coverage and not too heavy.

Eyeshadow Palette:

I’m a big fan of an Eyeshadow palette and is probably my biggest secret. If my partner knew how much I spent on make-up he would be astounded. Yes I did need to spend ยฃ40 on the palette that is ideal to 3 I already own…

My favourite summer-go-to eyeshadow Palette is Maybelliene “The blushed nude palette”. The colours are all beautiful pinks, yellows and browns perfect for summer. When I first got it I followed the little tutorial on the back, that shows you what goes where on your eyes and it’s perfect if your a newbie to eyeshadow, blending and all that jazz.


I used the Max Factor Eyebrown Pencil in brown and I keep going back to it! I love the precision of it and the shade works really well for me. I don’t want to look at photos of me before I filled my eyebrows in… a different time!

Liqui Eyeliner:

I am a big fan of my ELF Liquid eyeliner. I’ve heard ELF is hit and miss in the USA, but I adore my ELF liquid eyeliner and their brushes, especially for the price. I find it creates the perfect flick.


Obviously I don’t see the need to splash out on expensive Mascaras (yet) when the drugstore ones are so good! I’ve heard really good things about the Maybelliene Sensational Lashes Mascara and although I really like the brush, I think it will need a few more attempts before I fall in love with it.



This is really sad because my favourite bronzer palette has almost ran out. I used the NYX contouring palette and combine two colours to attempt contouring, giving me healthy glow. Can you guys give me any recommendations of what bronzer I should use next?


I fall in and out of love with blusher and I have particular times I like to wear it. So I like to wear a teeny-tiny bit of blusher in the day but not the evening. Strange huh? Well when I have had a few drinks or am laughing too hard I go really red in the face. I’m the best beauty blogger ever and a total hun right??

This Creme Puff Blusher (shade Lavish Mauve) from Max Factor is so gorgeous I almost hate using it. I dust it ever so lightly on my cheeks before applying highlighter.



I’m all about the glow this summer. This has to be Pixi Glow in the shade of Santorini. It can be applied subtly or more so to give you that healthy glow we all desire. It has a slightly shimmer in it and it’s one of the best highlighters I’ve ever used.


Lottie Matte lipgloss in the shade “Were it” is beautiful and so useful, a nice nude pink if you have thin lips like mine. I own a few of these lipglosses and although they are not long lasting, they don’t dry your lips out.

This is the finished look… what do you think?

If you want the “Do the make-up in the dark whilst the baby sleeping look” like above leave a comment!



So they are my favourite summer make-up products at the moment. What are your favourite summer make-up products and brands?

Kay xx





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I'm Kate, a 25 year old going on 40 Northerner and a new mum to baby Pip. I also love taking pictures of my food, singing along to musicals and my dog Ruben. I'm venturing into the unknown world of blogging, so please be kind.

41 thoughts on “My top “Summer” Make-up products

    1. Thank you lovely! I love wearing make-up but I’m not sure people want to have “my look” as I’m not an expert but thought would share it anyway! the power of the internet!

      Kay xx


  1. Your makeup is lovely! I’m the same, it’s often warm here so I just stick with BB cream, I only do makeup if I’m in the office and even then I’d rather not some mornings, ha! BB cream is quick and easy, the perfect mum essential, just like your CC cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ We had a birthday party for my eldest so it was a bit busy, but lots of fun.

    Away From The Blue Blog


    1. Thank you so much! I didn’t realise how much I love wearing CC cream until I started using it and now it’s all I wear unless I’m out all day for a party.
      Happy birthday to your eldest.. how old were they?

      Kay xx


  2. I love this look so much! I haven’t used foundation in ages, the weather is extremely hot at the moment so I use a BB Cream or a tinted sunscreen and it gives me the natural medium coverage I need!! xx



    1. I only started recently when I lost my pregnancy glow and I can really tell the difference, especially when I use certain primers. It depends what look you want as I like a glowy dewy look.
      I’ve never tried Body shop products I’ll give it a whirl

      K xx

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      1. If youโ€™ve lost your glow (and depending on your skin) I can highly recommend the seaweed mask and vit E cream. Wrote about it tonight. Itโ€™s taken nigh on two years for my skin to recover and these have helped immensely โค๏ธโค๏ธ


  3. Love it! These are all go to products. My all time favorite mascara is They’re Real by Benefit. And my go to summer product at the moment is Watermelon Glow serum. Holy cow, it seriously makes your skin soft! I’m the exact same in that I wear my make up the SAME every single day. Hey, I don’t have time to switch it up! And if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. You look fabulous!

    Susie |


  4. I love CC cream its a great light alternative to foundation and is no where near as heavy. I like the look of that blusher I will have to give it a go x

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