The hotter months are approaching, which means it is time to get your summer makeup essentials ready to go.  Well I want to help you keep your makeup fresh and flawless all summer long.  







First up…


A Base Perfecting Primer...


A primer is ESSENTIAL for creating a flawless base that lasts all day. My current favourite primer is the L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Base primer


TopTip – this is actually a dupe for the cult-favourite SmashBox photo finish clear primer (I have tried both, and I’m telling you these are nearly identical, the L’Oréal is a slightly more runny texture).



Foundation is down to personal preference; so here are some options…   


Are you a dewy-glowy finish kinda girl?  then go for the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, this comes in 6 shades and gives your skin a radiance boost, if you would like to know more about this foundation please click here for a full review.



If you want a medium buildable coverage and like to be a little more on the matte side, the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation with comfort serum is your friend.  This foundation comes in 6 shades and blends flawlessly into the skin.


Lastly if you want medium to full coverage and to stay completely matte then pick up the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation .  This comes in 7 shades and creates a flawless full coverage base for up to 24 hours.




Should be a staple in your makeup bag if you are out and about and need a quick touch up, but do not want your makeup to cake and look too heavy then the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder is an essential.  Don’t be afraid of using this powder if you like the natural and dewy look, this powder will simply buff away any unwanted sheen. 



Warm up your complexion with a touch of Bronzer, whether you want a bronze goddess look or a more natural finish, bronzer will help create a bit of warmth to your face.  If you blend, blend, blend then this creates a more natural sun-kissed look. The Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzing Powder , if you are after the natural look – this is the perfect shade to create dimension on the face. 



A light and natural Blusher is the perfect way to inject some colour into your face without going overboard. If you want a natural sweep to create that natural healthy flush then pick up the Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush which comes in 4 beautiful coral, rose and pink tones.



Contouring is not the same as using bronzer in the shadowed areas of your face, if you are a fan of contouring and highlighting then definitely pick up one of the amazing SOSU by Suzanne Jackson Complete Contour Palette and sculpt and define those cheek bones. For a full review of this palette and how to use it please click here.



Waterproof Mascara is the number one summer essential, because who wants panda eyes? Sweep on two coats of the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Reloaded Waterproof mascara to get defined, volumized lashes that won't leave you impersonating this little guy...



Panda Eyes




Setting Spray  

After all of the effort of moisturising, priming and perfecting your base, why would you just leave it to run off throughout a warm summer’s day? If you want your makeup to truly last all day then ensure you have a fixing spray.  

The new Rimmal #Insta Fix & Go Primer & Setting Spray is their first 2 in 1 makeup primer AND setting spray.  So if you want that added no-budge power then simply spray this on after your cream primer. 

Personally, I would recommend using this alongside your primer, as an added back up to ensure you slay all day!








Lastly – finish off your look with a pop of colour on the lips! The hotter month’s means you need to give lips a little TLC and  The Only One Lipstick from Rimmel London, is a no compromise all-in-one lipstick.  It provides the perfect balance of high impact colour, moisture, all day comfort and staying power. It comes in 6 shades – a shade for every occasion.



Liquid lipstick

If liquid lipsticks are a must have for you then you’re in luck, the Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks are to die for…. Honestly – I’m obsessed!! Goodbye Kylie Jenner Lip Kits hello super affordable and long lasting Maybelline. In a variety of ‘un-nude’ shades there is one to suit every preference and skin colour. Simply B-E-A-utiful and I have tried every kind of liquid lipstick on the market.



There you have it, your summer makeup essentials… Pop into your local Gordons Chemists and arm your makeup bag with these products and ensure your makeup stays flawless all day long.