Sunday, 8 June 2014

Summery Shades

British summer is apparently just around the corner, the perfect time for a injection of summery beauty.  When the sun's shining, I can't get enough of bright shades.  Lips, cheeks and tips are my favourite places for a pop of colour, but I'm not really a green eye shadow or yellow eye liner kind of girl (I wish I was that cool!).  I tend to stick to oranges and pinks on cheeks and lips, but I mix it up a bit on my nails.

I have four summer blushers; three corals and a pink.  In the coral department I have Laura Mercier Lush Nectarine, MAC MSF in Stereo Rose and Look Beauty Flirt.  There isn't too much difference between them; they're all slightly shimmery and look great with a tan, but my favourite has to be Laura Mercier because the formula is almost too perfect.  If I want a pink cheek, my summer go-to is NARS Desire; a seriously bright pink which needs to be applied with a really light hand because it's so pigmented, but it really is beautiful.


On my lips, I love a touch of peachy goodness from MAC Coral Bliss, MAC Costa Chic or L'Oreal Dating Coral.  I also can't resist a bright pink, my favourites are MAC Impassioned and Revlon balm stain in Lovesick.

My nails is where I mix it up the most, I love brights, but I don't stick to pinks and corals so much.  My go-to range is the Barry M Gelly Polishes because they're just so pigmented and long lasting.  My top picks for summer are Greenberry and Satsuma.  If your looking for something Neon, Models Own are the brand for you; they have some beautiful highlighter shades which may need a few more coats, but it's so worth it.  Topshop's nail polishes are pretty impressive for the summer too, I especially love AWOL, the perfect Royal Blue.

What are your favourite summer shades? Are you a pinky-coral girl too?

8 comments:

  1. Love the look of the blushers, I definitely need to get some more coral ones for summer! Can't get enough of Barry M gellys! Josie xxx

    josielcross.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely go for the Laura Mercier one, an all time fave :) x

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  2. I love all your nail shades, all so perfect for the beach! So excited to bring all these bright colours out XXX

    Let Us Be Lovely

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    1. Brights are my absolute favourite! x

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  3. All those lipsticks look gorgeous! xx

    www.girluninterpreted.co.uk

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    1. I can't resist a bold lip when the suns out! x

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  4. The Laura Mercier blush looks so beautiful! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It really is gorgeous, I adore it :) x

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