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Quick & Light Makeup for Summer

June 11th  •  Posted in Beauty

Light & Quick Summer Makeup

It’s been a long while since the last time I dedicated a whole blog post to makeup. It’s probably down to the fact I mainly only wear the boring bits (foundation, concealer and mascara and nothing else!) on a daily basis and rarely step out of my comfort zone or play with eye makeup at all! My day-to-day makeup look wasn’t really worth a whole post for its own, I guess!

But now that Summer is literally behind the corner, I reckon even the easiest, quickest and most lightweight of makeups start looking very appealing. And if one thing is for sure is that I do know how to master the natural, light, quick, no-makeup makeup look! So it’s probably the perfect time to share my day-to-day go-to products for my “signature” (as if it was something special, but you know..!) light & quick makeup that’s perfect for summertime and very hot days!

Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect base: knowing I love how lightweight the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua feels on my skin but being not very sure about being ready for the investment (!), I asked for advice during my latest trip to Sephora and came out with a bunch of lovely samples of foundations I didn’t even know they existed!

After testing and trying, I came to realize the girl at Sephora really knew her thing when suggesting the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation which apparently is one of the few bases with the biggest range of colours for all skin tones! I have never really been able to find such a perfect match to my skin until now! Plus this foundation really evens out my complexion but it’s extremely lightweight and dries matte on the skin, leaving my face with the feeling of not wearing makeup at all! Just the perfect pick for a fresh and light summer makeup look!

I only go over the places where I need some extra coverage with my trusted NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (which I have in two different shades and that I keep buying since a couple of years now, that’s how much I love it!), to hide imperfections without the need of a full layer of thick high coverage foundation.

Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup
Light & Quick Summer Makeup

As for my eyes, I can’t really be bothered to apply nothing more than a thick layer of volumizing mascara, my favourite still being the Maybelline Lash Sensational, perfect for volume and definition!

As for cheeks and lips, I’m all about the peachy pink or coral combo recently! I either pair a nude peachy lips, the quick, low-maintainance option with my beloved Urband Decay Revolution Lipstick in Lovelight, with the Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score, or, for a brighter summery option, I go for the lovely coral shade of NARS Lodhi for the lips paired with the beautiful NARS Orgasm. And believe me when I say there’s no better combo than these two! The former natural, dewy and hydrating, the latter long-wearing and bright!

And there you have it, my quick, fresh and light makeup perfect for summertime!


What about your day-to-day makeup? Are you a fan of light, natural looks as well?! x

  • Maybelline Lash Sensation is my favourite mascara. You look really beautiful and your eyes are perfect. Light make up is perfect for summer, I love your photos too! x

    Sally – DiagonSally

  • Gorgeous photos! I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay’s lipsticks, they’re one of my favourites xx

    Lorna | http://www.girlinalbion.com

  • It is a great makeup for these hot summer days. No one wants a thick layer of makeup sitting on their skin 🙂 x