Summer makeup routine 2017

summer makeup routine

I hate nothing more than the feeling of my make-up sliding up and down my face in warm summer days. Unfortunately, this feeling is often confirmed once I take a look in the mirror, but this only happens when I don’t do my summer makeup routine when applying make-up. Today, I’m introducing a couple of tricks on how you can make your make-up last longer throughout the day, regardless of the heat!

summer makeup routine The Ordinary high adherence silicone primer

I won’t go on and on about moisturizing the skin and applying a layer of SPF – surely, you’ve memorized the importance of that by now. I start my routine with a primer. I get so many questions about The Ordinary high-adherence silicone primer (which I already wrote about *here*) that I thought I’d show it to you one more time. In short, it’s not my favorite primer, but it does make for a good base before foundation application and somewhat prolongs its wear time. If you choose a primer without silicone, your make-up will last that much longer. I also apply an eyelid primer – currently I’m using the Avon primer which is quite soft and can be blended easily all over the eyelid. It also covers up discoloration and minor imperfections at the same time.

summer makeup routine Bell Hypoalergenic liquid foundation

I follow the primer with Bell Hypoallergenic Mat & Soft liquid foundation (more about it *here*). My skin has been looking better for the past couple of weeks meaning I don’t need a full coverage foundation. I like Bell liquid foundation because of the slightly matte finish  – if I want my skin to look more dewy, I can apply highlighter or liquid illuminator later on. Time permitting, I apply the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye waterproof concealer. The formula is thick and quite dry so I need more time to blend it properly without any visible transitions, but I know that it. will. not. budge the entire day.

summer makeup routine L.O.V perfectitude 3in1 prime and fix spray

Naturally, you then apply all other make-up products such as bronzer, blush, maskara and so forth, but don’t forget to lock your foundation to prolong the wear time! For the past few weeks, I’ve been reaching for Paese transparent powder focusing the most on the under-eye area since the concealer tends to sink into my fine lines. It’s a really great product, very soft and fine which means it blends out nicely, not leaving a gray hue over the face as some other powders do. After completing my look, I give my face a couple of spritzes with L.O.V Perfectitude 3in1 Prime & Fix spray (more about it *here*) which really makes my make-up stay in place. For a cheaper alternative, I can also recommend Avon Mark fixing spray.

Sometimes, even all of these steps won’t help and you’ll need to freshen up your make-up during the day. I tend to blot my face with some blotting sheets (the best and cheapest are made by Essence) and then apply a new layer of a translucent powder that’s always in my purse. My favorite is the Rimmel Stay Matte which you can find in any drugstore. I hope this post helps and your make-up will look great all summer long thanks to this summer makeup routine. Until next time, stay beautiful!

Bell Hypoallergenic – review & swatches

A while ago I attended an event hosted by Bell Cosmetics in order to show us some new goodies that were released in the past few months. In the end, I got to choose three products to take home with me and today, I want to share my thoughts and opinions with you. Bell Cosmetics are different because they are formulated with the assistance of dermatologists and ophthalmologists, meaning they are also appropriate for people with sensitive skin and eyes. None of their products are tested on animals.

I also want to take this opportunity to say the following: yes, the products in the photos are used. I don’t see the point in taking photos of brand new products – I want you to see that I really use these products, how they look like when they’re used and that I am giving you my honest user opinion. With that being said, let’s jump straight into it.

Pred nekaj meseci sem se udeležila dogodka Bell Hypoallergenic, na katerem so slovenskim lepotnim blogerkam predstavili nove izdelke, ki so na trg prišli v zadnjem času. Na koncu dogodka sem si lahko izbrala tri izdelke, danes pa želim s tabo deliti svoje mnenje o njih. Bell Cosmetics je kar posebna znamka, saj so formule dekorativne kozmetike razvite v sodelovanju z dermatologi in oftamologi, kar pomeni, da so primerni tudi za ljudi z občutljivo kožo in očmi. Izdelki niso testirani na živalih.

To priložnost bom izkoristila tudi za naslednje pojasnilo: ja, izdelki na fotografijah so bili uporabljani. Ne vidim razloga, da bi fotografirala popolnoma lepe, nove izdelke – želim, da vidiš, da jih uporabljam, kako izdelki izgledajo, ko so že uporabljani in da lahko na podlagi tega lažje razumeš mojo uporabniško izkušnjo. Tako, zdaj pa lahko začneva z oceno.

First, a few words about the Mat&Soft foundation (9,90€, shade 01 – light beige). It comes in a bottle with a pump which I appreciate because I don’t like touching the product in the packaging. I need two pumps for my entire face. The formulation certainly gives you a mat finish. At first, I was a bit disappointed in the coverage (which is quite light), but I quickly learned that it can be easily built up to medium coverage. If I’m going for a matte finish, I also pack on the mat powder after foundation, so the skin ends up looking flawless. I think that it wouldn’t work great for very dry skin, but other than that – if you’re looking for a light matte foundation, I would say try this one out. Downside: it only comes in three different shades.

Najprej nekaj besed o Mat&Soft tekoči podlagi (9,90€, odtenek 01 – light beige). Všeč mi je steklenička s pumpico, saj se ne maram dotikati produkta, dokler je v embalaži. Za svoj obraz porabim dve pumpici izdelka. Podlaga obljublja mat zaključek in to obljubo tudi izpolni. Na začetku sem bila nekoliko razočarana nad rahlo prekrivnostjo, vendar pa sem hitro ugotovila, da se lahko prekrivnost nadgradi z več sloji. Če želim popoln mat zaključek, na podlago nanesem še mat puder, po čemer koža izgleda čudovito. Mislim, da ta tekoča podlaga ni najbolj primerna za suho kožo, sicer pa bi ti jo priporočila, v kolikor iščeš mat podlago z lahno do srednjo prekrivnostjo. Minus? Dosegljiva je le v treh različnih odtenkih. View Post