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Summer Makeup Look: Fresh Skin, Gold Eyeliner & Peach Lips

10:45Alice Grace

summer makeup look fresh skin golden eyes peach coral lips

Golden tones, fresh skin and coral hues are what I love most in a makeup menu, so I'm sure it comes as no surprise that this has been my go-to look since the sun started shining. But, to mix things up a little, I've been wearing a gold, liquid liner along my bottom lash-line. A great way to wear some colour on the eyes, it's simple, but effective. You could swap the gold shade for any colour you like, to suit your taste and to challenge yourself to experiment and move out of your comfort zone.

summer makeup look fresh skin golden eyes peach coral lips

summer makeup look fresh skin golden eyes peach coral lips

To prevent makeup meltdown in the heat, I've been reaching for the Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Primer, which has brightening properties to combat signs of fatigue. Slapping on layers of heavy, suffocating foundation is not an option during Summer, but unfortunately my skin isn't flawless enough to skip a base altogether. So, to gently even out my complexion, whilst keeping my skin looking natural, I've been loving the Dr Jart Premium Beauty Balm. Enhancing the skin, rather than hiding it, the creamy, hydrating formula provides a decent level of coverage, high SPF and a dewy glow. Benefit's Erase Paste is a blast from the past, for me and after recently rediscovering it, it hasn't left my makeup bag. Although the texture is thick and almost sticky, it does an amazing job of brightening under-eye shadows and camouflaging imperfections.

Instead of contouring, I've been adding some colour to my face with bronzer wherever the sun would naturally hit, instead. Keeping with the radiant theme, I've much preferred using a cream product and Chanel's Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Base is ideal. To subtly highlight, I like to sweep on some of the Soap & Glory Glow All Out Highlighter on the high-points of the face, as it isn't too harsh or glittery for the daytime. If my T-zone starts looking a bit greasy instead of glowing, then I'll dust on some of the Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder, which tones down unflattering shine, but never gives a flat, dull finish. As a finishing touch for the face, I like to spritz with some of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, to seal everything in place and to keep the base looking fresh. 

summer makeup look fresh skin golden eyes peach coral lips

 With this makeup look, the star of the show has to be the Bourjois Liner Pinceau Gold swept along the bottom lash-line of the eyes. Easy to apply, the fine, precision applicator allows the grit-free formula to glide on in seconds and, with 16hr wear, the colour lasts all day and night. More of a champagne gold, rather than a yellow or copper tone, it just adds a touch of extra light to the eyes. To make the gold eyeliner the focal point of the makeup look, I've been keeping the lids simple, using MAC Eyeshadows in MAC Shroom on the inner corner and MAC All That Glitters on the rest. For softly defining the socket without creating a cut-crease, MAC Omega is the best, as it's matte and creates a natural-looking shadow. Pressing some MAC Brun along the top lash-line adds even more depth and helps to make the lashes look thicker, too.

 For my brows, I always use an angled brush with a mixture of MAC Omega and Brun Eyeshadows, to gently patch-up any sparse areas and give a softer shape. To tame any unruly hairs and set them in place, Rimmel's Brow This Way is my product of choice, as it's tinted and contains fibres to make brows appear fuller. Curling my eyelashes is a standard procedure in my morning routine, as it makes such a difference to how awake I look and I haven't found any better than my holy-grail Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler. As always, I'm slicking on as much of my current, favourite mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational, as my peepers can take. Giving incredible length, volume and curl, this mascara does it all and for such an affordable price. Finally, for a hint of colour and a moisturising feel, I've reverted back to using my beloved Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. During the day, I want something easy to wear, with a glossy finish and Juicy Papaya is the perfect, peachy shade.


What is your favourite, makeup look for summer?

AGB X


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30 comments

  1. I had no idea Bourjois even made that kind of gold liner, definitely adding it to my shopping list as it looks amazing on you. You look gorgeous btw and your skin is just flawless so i'll also be checking out the Dr hart BB cream x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah, I have the standard black one and I love it, but the gold is on a whole new level of gorgeous! Thanks so much, you've just given me a big, fat smile on my face! :) x

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  2. I love coral lips for Summer :) You look beautiful! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Me too, coral is my favourite lip shade, I think! Thanks! x

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  3. Your lashes look sensational! Lol but seriously, you look gorgeous and I love the bright lip!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. I like the pun ;) haha. Aw, thanks! x

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  4. so pretty!
    the liner looks so nice on you :)
    xx
    Maliha Rao / Red Alice Rao

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    1. You're very sweet, thanks so much! x

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  5. Such a gorgeous look! I've been crazy about that maybelline mascara lately! And I need to pull my revlon lip butters out to use again. I almost forgot about them- I haven't used them in so long!

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    1. It's amazing, isn't it? Best mascara I've used in ages! x

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  6. I've never thought about wearing a gold liner like that, but it looks incredible on you so I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. I've popped it straight onto my shopping list! Such a lovely makeup look, you look gorgeous! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I'm sure you'll look gorgeous! Aw, thanks so much! x

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  7. Lovely! I'm doing pretty much the same right now but with green/gold tones. Totally obsessed :)

    http://www.makeErinOver.blogspot.com

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    1. I recently bought a khaki, liquid liner from Kiko, so I'll have to try doing it with that :) x

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  8. You look gorgeous! I love Urban Decay setting spray, it's what we really need in the hot summer especially if your place is very humid.

    STYLE VANITY

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    1. Aw, thanks! Yeah, it's so refreshing, even if you aren't wearing any makeup x

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  9. I love this make up look :) The eye makeup is perfect! <3
    xo, Jessie

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    1. Aw, thanks! Let me know if you give it a try! x

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  10. You're eye makeup is stunning! I love how you've done under your lower lash line, looks so pretty. I also really want to get my hands on the chanel bronzing base, looks a gorgeous product x
    han // em&han xo

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    1. Thanks! If you prefer a creamy, cheek product for Summer and our skin isn't too pale or pink-toned, then the Chanel Bronzing Base is absolutely gorgeous! x

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  11. This look is gorgeous, so fresh and dewy... perfect for the summer. That lip shade looks incredible on you too, it's so flattering on your skintone! Thanks for sending your link over in the twitter chat!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  12. The urban decay setting spray sounds so interesting! Never seen this before and it would be great for summer as my skin gets really oily :( thanks for sharing these xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. There's a few different formulas in the range and the De Slick one is perfect for oily skin. They're so refreshing and really do help makeup to last as long as possible, especially in the warmer weather! :) x

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  13. This looks just beautiful! I would totally wear this look in summer and you've made me add the gold liner to my shopping list! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. I'm sure you'll look gorgeous! x

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  14. I need to try that mascara as I've heard only positive things about it!

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    1. It's literally amazing and I think it may have replaced Benefit's They're Real as my number one favourite! x

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