Barefaced Summer Essentials

I’m ignoring the horrible state of the weather outside and getting into the Summer spirit! Nothing excites me more than summer clothing and bronzed holiday looks! Everybody just looks and feels soo much better, not to mention the level of high spirits. If you ask me, a bit of sunshine and hot weather is an unbeatable ‘pick me up’.

We all know that hot weather and a full face of makeup results in a sweaty, greasy, unattractive mess. As soon as the days get hot, whatever the occasion; foundation and heavy makeup is a definite no-no for me. That’s where my barefaced essentials come into hand!


Soap & Glory concealer ‣ The body shop tea tree pore minimiser ‣ Maybelline dream touch blush  Rimmel scandaleyes nude pencil  The body shop vitamin E lipbalm ‣ Mac shygirl lipstick  Lipliner Bourjois bronzer ‣ Jurlique rose finishing powder


The tea tree pore minimiser will be such a saviour come summer! It not only makes pores appear smaller but it smooths, primes and mattifies, which will refrain me from looking a shiny mess. 

A concealer is a must, I hatee those dreaded dark under eye circles and this one contains two different shades complete with a fine powder to make sure it doesn’t budge. 

I’ve found the Maybelline dream touch blush to be amazing, especially on bare skin. Using it like a highlighter and putting it on the tops of my cheek bones makes the biggest difference, brightening up my whole face. I even think I prefer this to Benefits high beam because of the gorgeous peachy tone and the cream texture. 

As I’m a mac shygirl obsessive (see my post here), I like to apply lipliner first (and rub it in a bit) to help my lips to subtly stand out. Wearing lip liner along with lip balm is also a good way to nourish them without compromising on appearance. My absolute favourite lip balm is the vitamin e one from The body shop as its highly moisturising yet isn’t shiny/glossy in the slightest. It’s got SPF 15 in it too, so perfect for summer.  

I use Rimmel’s scandaleyes nude khol pencil on my waterlines, making my eyes appear bigger and wearing it with just a simple application of mascara creates such a natural summery look. It’s waterproof too and has absolutely amazing staying power.

Jurliques finishing powder (see my full review here) is great for keeping that unwanted oily shine away, whilst leaving your skin looking dewy, glowing and even. It really is the perfect powder as it does it’s job, yet is kind to your skin and doesn’t look cackey in the slightest. This will be great to apply for summer evenings, for that extra bit of coverage. 

I’ve used Bourjois’ bronzing powder for ever since I can remember. It’s a gorgeous matte, rich illuminating tone that’s great for tanned skin. The cardboard ‘book’ packaging means that it’s pretty much un-breakable, so it’s ideal for shoving in your bag.


Whats missing? Nars Laguna! I just can’t resist the splurge any longer. 


You may have noticed that I’ve not included a mascara. I’m currently on the lookout for the perfect waterproof mascara.. what do you all recommend?


Zoey xo

12 comments:

  1. L'Oreal telescopic mascara is great but soooo hard to get off! Love this post, deff going to try the body shop primer soon! Xx

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    1. Yeah I was so tempted by telescopic but I really don’t have the patience to take it off! I have fears of it just pulling out all of my eyelashes haha xx

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  2. Great post beautiful! Definitely get the Laguna Bronzer; it really is amazing! I need to buy that Rimmel eyeliner, looks like the perfect nude shade! <3

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    1. Yeah I can’t wait to get it! I’ll take a look at your giveaway xx

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  3. I'm hoping to go on a sunny holiday soon and these products are totally getting me in the mood for bronze & beachy looks. For waterproof mascara, I really like Maybelline Volum' Express.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Same, what I’d do for hot weather right now! I’ve never thought to try a maybelline mascara, I’ll definitely have to look into this! thankyou x

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  4. I love the 'makeup-no-makeup' look when abroad or in the summer! I really want Laguna too!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Same, a bare face really isn’t ever actually bare haha.xx

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  5. The tea tree pore cream looks great for summer, will pick this up when it finally warms up!!

    P.xx
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  6. Love that lipstick shade! Looks amazing (: can't wait for summer x


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  7. I really want to try that blusher, looks so pretty for summer :)

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