Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Heatwave 'No Makeup' Makeup

The UK is experiencing its hottest temperatures of the year and although it's a welcome break from cold and drizzle, it can be hard work keeping any product on your face. So let's make things easier for ourselves and not use quite so much! If you've got somewhere to be or just want to look half presentable for work, then hopefully this very light 'no-makeup' look will keep you content all day long during the heat.

It's about bronzed glowing skin that looks natural. You don't want to go heavy on the foundation or concealer, this is a 'no makeup' look after all. If you have blemishes or redness to cover up use a light-medium foundation just where you need it and blend well. You could even mix your foundation with a moisturiser or sun cream to create a tinted moisturiser.

I'm pale, and I want to add some colour to my skin without going over the top. I opted for the 'light' contour kit from Sleek, the bronzer doesn't come out as muddy or too red on my skin. I forget about contouring rules and sweep this over my temples, cheeks, nose and chin very lightly with a big kabuki brush.

Highlighting only a touch on the tops of my cheekbones with a Jelly Pong Pong creamy highlighter. I like to use Mac's Utterly Game mineralize blush for my cheeks as it has plenty of coral tones perfect for summer. 

Nothing but a touch of mascara. Seriously, it's all you need. Waterproof mascara is great in case you start to sweat throughout the day. I've used a tiny bit of Benefit Roller Lash here which doesn't add much volume but does define the lashes. I've brushed through my brows and applied HD Brow Beater which is a clear setting gel and just stops them flying free. 

I tend to pop on a bit of tinted lip balm such as Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine.



  1. You're so beautiful, even with hardly any makeup on!!!
    Grace Anne

  2. This is exactly the kind of look I go for in the Summer!

  3. Your skin is flawless!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination
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  4. I've been toning my makeup down too during the heatwave :) A full coverage foundation is just too much in this weather! The contour kit and highlighter look great x

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

  5. loving this makeup look! so pretty and natural!


  6. Great tips! It is sweltering hot where I live as well right now so these tips will come in handy.



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