Friday, 16 May 2014

Faking Summer Skin

Being pale with oily skin really isn't the greatest combination when spring and summer months come along; sheer bases aren't good enough coverage, and anything too dewy melts off me within seconds on particularly hot days. We're not quite there yet in temperature, but I've really fallen in love with trying to create a pretty natural, sunkissed look to get ready for summer. 

The main product pivotal for the look for me is the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette*. This is actually the first bronzer I've ever tried, and it's perfect for me. It adds the perfect amount of colour to my face and actually stops me looking so ghost-like. It's got a gorgeous champagne highlighter and a deep pink blush too, making it the perfect palette for summer travel. Before this I add another primer to my routine, the Becca Radiance Primer, which has a tiny bit of shimmer added to give the skin a beautiful glow, as well as helping to keep all my make-up in place too.

If I haven't used the UD palette, my go-to highlight is the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter Stick. This is so easy to apply, and I find myself popping this on my forehead, brow bone, cheeks, cheekbones, nose and cupids bow! It blends in so nicely and is really undetectable after applying, just giving a lovely light to areas of the face. I haven't used the Revlon Highlighting Palette so much since buying a couple months ago, but I know when the weather gets warmer and I'm not wanting to use so many products that this will be lovely. I have 'Rose Glow' but another one is available if you like more of a bronzed look.

And last, but definitely not least, I love a good peachy blush to give a natural sunkissed look to the skin, and the one I've been reaching for the most recently is the Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush*. It does just that, creating a beautiful peachy coral sheen to the cheeks, as well as having fantastic lasting power. Obviously I don't use all of these products at once, but all create a lovely sunkissed look, without the sun!

How do you fake summer skin?

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  1. Charlotte Morgan12:23

    Lovely post, i'm always trying to get my face looking like it has that glow but being the pale whale I am that never happens naturally! xx

  2. Little Miss Lifestyle14:24

    Hi Catherine, just wanted to say I am really loving your blog and youtube at the moment. I've had a bit of a break from mine recently due to being so busy but you inspired me to get filming and blogging again this weekend! I also bought the no 7 highlighter because of you and love it :) xxx

  3. Kristina15:06

    Gorgeous choices!
    I really wanna try the n7 highlighter!

  4. Zazie Bibi18:02

    The Liz Earle blush looks lovely! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  5. Emmerliejay18:02

    I sometimes struggle with bronzer shades, but the UD palette looks amazing. Peach is my go-to shade for cheeks, eyes, lips... everything for summer, definitely going to be having a little look at the Liz Earle makeup next time I'm in boots!
    emmerliejay x

  6. Emma-Kate19:06

    lovee all of the pictures, they are so pretty! I now have loads of new products which I really want to try, haha :P Great post! :) xx

  7. I love the pink shades you picked, they're really light and fresh for summer. I definitely need to pile on the blush and bronzer at the moment, it's been raining for two weeks non-stop over here :(

  8. Awwh, no! It's actually gorgeous weather the past couple days and I think I've even got a bit of a tan, so I might not need to fake the summer skin much longer! xo

  9. I've only tried a couple bits but I've been really impressed with them, you should have a look at their signature lip colour in melon too if you love peaches! xo

  10. It is such a gorgeous product :) xo

  11. Aww, thank you so much! That's really lovely of you to say :) You'll have to leave me your link so I can have a little read of your posts! xo

  12. Ha, pale whale! Bless you. I think I've actually managed to get a tiny bit of a tan today, my arms and legs aren't looking so milk bottle white anymore! xo

  13. Debra02:54

    Being pale with oily skin is definitely horrible in the warmer months. I'm forever trying to decide whether a want spf or matte skin -.- I usually opt for the Revlon Colorstay foundation because it has spf and then a matte powder and matte bronzer. Doesn't work too well for the "I don't feel like wearing makeup today" days though, haha. Would love to hear about more products you recommend for oily skin in the Summer :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog


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