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Natural Summer Skin

During the day I really like to go for the ‘natural-ish’ look. When the sun is shining there’s nothing worse than having a full face of thick & heavy make-up. I will do a more detailed post about the best ways to high light and contour your face but for now I just wanted to share my favourite day time make-up products. These are the products I use when I want my skin to look healthy, natural and dewy.

‘Bigger than BB – Big Easy’ by Benefit. This oil free product is light like a BB cream but still has good coverage like a foundation. It also contains SPF 35 so it’s perfect for being out in the sun. I’m currently wearing it in ’05 beige’ which is a good colour for me while I’m tanned. I use the ‘C406 duo face’ foundation brush by CROWN BRUSH to apply it. ‘Fake-up’ concealer is my desert island beauty product! When I apply this under my eyes I look as though I’ve had an extra 10 hours sleep. I use the light one and I apply it with a small concealer brush from ‘Bare Minerals’.

Sometimes you can’t beat a bit of Rimmel bronzer for that sun kissed look!
I’m a big fan of this Matte & Shimmer blush trio by Dr.Hauschka. I usually do a big cheesy grin and then apply a little circle of blush on the apples of my cheeks.I am LOVING this MAC iridescent highlighter at the moment! It’s called Silver Dusk and it comes in a pretty big pot so it goes a long way. Give it a shake before you open it then just take a small bit of powder from the roof of the lid. I aplly my highlighter along the top of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and a small touch on the cupids bow of my lips. This is also lovely on your chest/collar bones when you have a tan. Ta-da! I’m wearing ‘shy girl’ lipstick by MAC and I got my eyelash extensions done in The Beauty Parlour in Terenure (3 weeks ago and they’re still in great nick)

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