Everyday Summer Makeup Routine | 2014

I thought I'd do an updated everyday summer makeup routine since I did one about this time last year HERE, but I've since discovered quite a few new products.
Ok, so heads up but I do my makeup in a really weird order and I'm going to go through the products in that order so, sorry guys...

First up I do eyeshadow and for that I use my Urban Decay Naked palette. (Before I apply some Urban Decay Primer Potion to help the shadows to last all day but it's just a little sample I got.) Basically I mix 'virgin' and 'sin' and apply that all over my lids. Next I again mix 'naked' and 'buck' and put that through my crease. Finally I take 'darkhorse' and apply it to the outer third of my lid and my crease to help darker everything up, I also drag a small amount under my eye instead of using eyeliner.
After I apply my actually face makeup. I use the Rimmel London Hide the Blemish concealer on any spots or particularly bad redness. Next I use the Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream which is very new after MarissaLace raved about it. It contains salicylic acid which basically helps prevent acne. It's a super lovely lightweight cream with a great amount of coverage and I can't even feel it on my skin, perf! Finally I pop a little bit of the Maybelline Fit Me concealer under my eyes for a little bit more coverage there.
^that's the little UD primer
I'm all about improving my eyebrow game and the Benefit Browzings brow shaping kit is amazing. It's such a fool proof, easy way of getting pretty good looking brows. Before putting on mascara I always curl my lashes (which I forgot to photograph..) but it seriously makes such a difference in my opinion. I've recently been loving the Maybelline waterproof Big Eyes mascara which is amazing! I mention both these products in a previous post HERE, talking about my current beauty favs.
As you can see sadly my NYC Mosaic Bronzer smashed but I'm still using it until I find another one I love. So I just use my bronzer to contour my cheeks, temples and jaw. I use my Hervana Benefit Box Powder to just add a little bit of colour back into my face as it's a really natural, light pink colour. For lip colour I like to keep things super simple by using the Maybelline Baby Lips in 'Cherry Me', it's a shear red colour which adds the perfect amount of colour for everyday. It's also really moisturising and is super easy to apply on the go.
The 2nd photo here are just the brushes I use everyday, mainly Real Technique brushes as they're amazing quality but are such great prices. My favourite atm is the buffing brush which I use to apply my BB cream all over my face.
(cringey selfie)
Ps. Didn't realise just how many Maybelline products I've been using, not intentional, sorry!
What are your essential summer makeup items?
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Love, Julie xx 


  1. Wonderful post,dear!
    Keep in touch xoxo

  2. makeup looks great on you :) I am OBSESSED with Real Techniques brushes at the moment... I have their core collection, starter kit, and expert face brush... I'm hoping to collect the entire line in the future :)

    Review: Real Techniques Brushes

    1. Aw thanks! So do I, they're such great brushes :) x

  3. What am amazing blog :)

    I have done a summer tag would mean a lot if you would check it out :)

    1. Aw thank you! Of course I will :) x