5 Summer Makeup Essentials

I’ve been itching to write this post for a while now, there is nothing better than having a makeup refresh as the weather gets warmer. I have been loving light weight bases, creamy blushers and lots of highlight. I thought I would share 5 products that will without a doubt be over loved this summer.

I have oily skin and usually opt for a more mattifying base so I’m always unsure about foundations that claim to leave a dewy finish, as they don’t tend to last 5 minutes on me. The L’oreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation is the first I’ve tried that allows me to have a dewy finish that lasts, finally! I use a buffing brush and within a minute it is all blended leaving a light weight base that gives such a nice glow, its one of those foundations that does provide some coverage, but you really can’t tell that anything is on the skin. I do still powder my t-zone but I tend to do that with any base I wear. If you haven’t already tried this then I would recommend giving it a go!

Another essential is a creamy blush, I love how fresh and light they keep my makeup looking. The Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels it is the perfect mix of pink/ coral, the quality makes this feel much more like a highend blusher as its so pigmented and blends so well. These definitely don’t get enough hype, they’re lovely. They are a cream to powder formula except they don’t leave the skin looking flat, they’re uplifting, perfect for perking up my complexion if I’ve chucked on a full coverage foundation too.

I’ve wrote a full review of the Clinique Chubby Contour Stick, although the colour does look warm it manages to provide a natural looking contour, its contouring for anyone that really doesn’t like the idea of it, it adds definition without being obvious – I love it! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes isn’t a typical summer shade, it is a colour I would wear all year round, however its the formula that makes it a winner. I tend to get dry lips all year round by especially in summer, these are a matte formula but don’t draw moisture out of the lips, I can wear this without it feeling uncomfortable all day. Lastly is the Benefit Eye Bright, this is such a multi use product, I love using it along the water line to make my eyes look brighter and bigger, but it also works well under the brow bone to make everything a little more defined, if you haven’t already tried a nude eyeliner pencil then you need to!

What are your summer makeup must haves?


  1. Caroline Malone
    May 29, 2016 / 7:56 am

    I've never tried any of the Topshop beauty products (apart from nailpolish) but that blusher is absolutely stunning! I am obsessed with the L'Oreal cushion foundation – I really want them to just put it in a bottle with a pump the formula is amazing! xxwww.iridescentplaces.com

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 5:58 am

      It is such a lovely shade, so pretty on the skin. Yeah I have wondered how much on an impact having it as a cushion foundation has one the formulation etc, the concept is so interesting xx

  2. Lauren Victoria
    May 29, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Great picks!! In love with that Topshop blush. It's such a gorgeous colour xxLauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 5:59 am

      Lovely isn't it, they are so under rated! xx

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:00 am

      They blend beautifully, even better than powder in my opinion and I feel like it is really hard to go over board with them! I need some more Topshop makeup, it is lovely xx

  3. Jasmine Stewart
    May 29, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I love Cannes too – I wear it all year round as well haha. I need to check out Clinique's contour stick st some point, at the moment I'm love the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley one!Jasmine xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:01 am

      So pretty isn't it, it has become my go to everyday shade.. What are your other favourites? I haven't found one I love as much as Cannes! When I was picking a contour stick I was between the RHW one and this one, I still want to try more xx

  4. Lucy Films
    May 29, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I've been loving the L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation, so fab!Lucy | Forever September

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:02 am

      Soooo good isn't it! xx

  5. Corrie Arnold
    May 30, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    I've seen the L'OrĂ©al Cushion Foundation on TV a lot, I'm very intrigued – I kind of want to try it now! I need some of these NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams!corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:02 am

      It is so good, I can imagine it suited a lot of different skin types too! The Soft Matte lip creams are also a must xxx

  6. Zara
    May 30, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Really can't wait to try the Clinique contour stick! A good powder is my Summer essential as although I aim for a dewy glow it can slide around in the heat so I use the Bare Minerals mineral veil to keep everything in place and still allow my skin to breath! xomisszarabelle.blospot.com

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:05 am

      The mineral veil sounds so lovely. A lot of my powders are more on the heavy side, so I would love it try that, I have had my eye on the Hourglass powders xx

  7. Adaleta
    May 31, 2016 / 3:04 am

    I've seen so many people talk about the cushion foundation and I will have to give it a go so I can try it for myself. The NYX lip products are always so incredible, so I completely understand! xx adaatude.com

  8. Alina Bostan
    June 1, 2016 / 10:54 am

    I've recently started using a cushion foundation and love how lightweight it feels on my skin, perfect summer base and this L'Oreal version sounds great xBeauty with charm

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:08 am

      Ahh yes, I think it might be the first affordable alternative of the cushion foundations. I just love how natural and fresh they look and feel xxx

  9. Amanda
    June 2, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I really want to try the Clinique Chubby Stick contour sticks, I've really been getting into contouring recently so this would be a great addition to the collection xxAmanda | http://www.dreamingxprettyblog.co.uk/

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:09 am

      I've been the same, I'm starting to feel like my makeup is missing something now if I don't apply a little to my cheekbones! xxx

  10. Claire
    June 4, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    I've been loving the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, especially the shade Zurich, it's the prettiest peachy pink colour. I'm still undecided on the the Loreal Cushion Foundation, sometimes I love it, other times it's a bit too dewy.xxx Clairehttp://www.claireellis.co.uk/

    • Jodie Moores
      June 13, 2016 / 6:11 am

      I tried to pick Zurich the other day but it was out of stock, so gutted as it looks gorgeous! Yeah it is pretty dewy, I usually have to stay clear from foundations like this, but for some reason my skin doesn't react too much or look overly oily! xx

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