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?

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21 responses to “5 Summer Makeup Essentials”

  1. Caroline Malone says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  3. Julia says:

    The Topshop cream blusher is so pretty! I've never tried cream textures for blusher because I'm always afraid it won't blend easily or well enough, but this one just sounds amazing – Topshop makeup is generally very good anyways!Julia xCheck out my last travel post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/05/week-in-england-3-henley-on-thames.html

    • Jodie Moores says:

      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

  4. Jasmine Stewart says:

    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 says:

      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

  5. Lucy Films says:

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

  6. Corrie Arnold says:

    I've seen the L'Oréal 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 says:

      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

  7. Zara says:

    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 says:

      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

  8. Adaleta says:

    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

  9. Alina Bostan says:

    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 says:

      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

  10. Amanda says:

    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 says:

      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

  11. Claire says:

    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 says:

      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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