BUDGET FRIENDLY SUMMER MAKE-UP

21 Jun 2018


With it getting warmer, it's time to change things up  with this lightweight, budget-friendly make up. 

While the weather is getting warmer and my skin is less dry, I still need the extra hydration so, as well as moisturiser, I always like having a moisturising base that also helps my foundation go on smoothly. The Barry M Flawless Original Primer is great for just that. It's a simple primer that helps in simple ways and that's all I need for a day-to-day basis. This also gets extra brownie points for the great packaging; it's so much easier to pump out compared to tube primers and you can get every last drop out of it. 
A new addition for me this summer is the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops in F1. It's a great lightweight primer for summer with surprisingly good coverage for how thin the foundation comes out. I do think the packaging is slightly gimmicky but I think it works well for this product due to its very runny formula. It reminds me a lot of the L'oreal True Match foundation I used to adore so it's great that I've found a similar cruelty-free alternative. Daily, when I'm in a rush,  I tend to use a buffing brush such as my ELF Foundation brush but it also works great with my Real Techniques Beauty Sponge which gives a more flawless, dewey base. 
There are always bits foundation doesn't cover as well. So for those pesky parts, the new(ish) and highly demanded Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer in C1 comes in very handy. It's great for both highlighting under eyes and concealing any blemishes the foundation didn't manage to cover.
Next, I'll usually do eyebrows and I keep it quick and simple with my Freedom Eyebrow Powder Duo in Ash Brown. They have a great selection of shades at a super affordable price. It's definitely one to check out.
Daily, I choose to just opt for an overall bronze and, for this, the extremely affordable Natural Collection Bronzer in Copper is great. It gives a decent amount of warmth while not being too orange for my fair face. I'm not usually a fan of bronzers that contain a bit of shimmer but I actually like the bit of flex that runs through this bronzer. I don't find it to be too overwhelmingly shimmery but still giving me a little something that saves me time on adding highlighter aswell. If I have time, I also like to apply this across my eyes to just add a little more colour.
Mascara is usually the step I skip during the summer months because I know that my eyes are most likely to stream throughout the day making mascara quite pointless. But, if I do, the Barry M Showgirl Mascara is a great one for length and a natural curl.
Finishing off, I've been loving this Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Natural Rose. When I bought this I was expecting something similar to the Maybelline Baby Lips but it's actually much more of a thick, lipstick-like consistency. While it isn't what I expected, it's actually still really moisturising which is great and definitely a  lot better than the Baby Lips I used to own. 

So there's the make up I'll be opting for this summer when I want something more dewey and lightweight. Have you tried any of the products mentioned? 
Hope you're doing great,
Sarah x

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