Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Summer Love??

I don't know about you guys but I love summer!!! I love everything about summer especially all the colours that bloom this time of year. The deep greens of the trees, the calming blue of the sky, the saturated pinks, purples and yellows of the various flowers. Summer is a great time of year to play with colour. Wether it be a yellow summer dress, purple flip flops perhaps even a lime green bikini ?? embrace this time of year and show some colour!

                                                  The many faces of Summer!

Because of the heat and all the outdoor activities, Summer is the time of year I wear minimal makeup. I don't like the feeling of makeup melting off my face, besides were all getting our tan on and far to busy out at the lake. Theres no time to worry about makeup and what we look like. Just a simple routine of moisturizer with an spf, mineral powder (if that) cheek colour, and lip moisturizer, to protect from the sun, is all thats needed.

Blush is a great way to add some colour to your summer day look, and for me is the main focus during the summer months because it pulls together a look without putting in to much time and effort. When the sun is shining I'm usually out soaking up every last bit of summer before the fall comes to ruin the party. Here are some of my favourite cheek colours that take the centre stage this time of year. I love using various pinks and peaches on the cheeks because they look great with a tan and add the perfect summer glow. wether your fair skin or dark skin these colours will rock your summer!

Benefit Dandelion:

This is a perfect subtle pink cheek colour that highlights the cheeks and brings them alive! It has a slight shimmer which is perfect for a subtle summer glow. Apply to the apples of the cheeks for a delicate wash of colour.

MAC Fleur Power:

This colour looks awesome on darker skin tones or those looking for a bolder pink. It looks intimidating on the swatch but apply delicately on the cheeks for a brightening rock star summer glow.

Smashbox Soft Lights Shimmer: 

I think I have mentioned this product on my blog before I love using this year round as a highlighter it has to most beautiful shimmer. However in the summer months its a perfect nude pink for those who fear blush. As opposed to applying this directly on the cheeks try sweeping this on the mid-outer part of the cheekbone for a beautiful natural looking highlight.

Bronzed FX Golden Peach: 

I have to say I did not know that cover FX also made cheek colour but they do and like their cover up it rocks. The formula glides on so smoothly like velvet. This has become one of my most used colours lately. Its a perfect coral peach colour that has a subtle golden shimmer. It looks amazing with a golden tan that most of us will acquire in the summer months. This colour will also look great on fair skin tones, adding just the right amount of colour without looking to done up.

Swatches: In order of appearance
Dandelion, Fleur Power, Shimmer, Golden Peach

Simple, easy and to the point...these are great high quality colours to add to your summer makeup routine.

note: Drug store alternatives coming soon. I chose these products because not only are the colours great and saturated but the longevity and staying power of the product has stood up to the test.