Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Summer Makeup with House Of Fraser

It may not feel like summer but it is! When the sun finally starting shining in England and when everything warms up then you'll be needing some good summer makeup in place. Myself and House of Fraser have teamed up to tell you some top picks in the makeup world for glowing summer skin.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Native*
I love the concept of these Urban Decay palettes. They contain a bronzer, highlighter and blusher in one place so it's perfect for light packing on holidays and festivals. I really love the formulation of each product as they're very soft and blendable which is one of the main things I look for in power formulas. I also love that the packaging as it is incredibly sturdy which means that if you are taking them away, it reduces risk of damage when in your suitcase or hand luggage. It also has a large mirror in the compact and we all know how I love a company mirror!

As soon as someone says to me summer makeup, I automatically think about glowing, shimmery bronzed skin. Choosing an eyeshadow wasn't the easiest but as soon as I saw this duo then I knew that it had to be a perfect match. The duo comes in two shades, a pinky nude with a silver toned shimmer and a beige/bronze colour with a gold shimmer. To create me eye look I would definitely apply the bronze shimmer over my lids and use the second shade as a highlighting shade in the corner of my eyes. The formula is really light so it doesn't look like I'm wearing a chunky shimmer and it looks very subtle. 

MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Cherish*
I wanted to pick a lipstick that was a nude but compliments the bronzed colour to my skin. Cherish is a soft muted peachy beige colour with a satin finish as per the MAC description. I chose a satin finish lipstick because it has the opaque pay off as a matte with the staying power but has a sheen too it which means its not as drying on the lips. I would have chosen a matte but I wanted something that was going to add to the glow of my summer skin.

Urban Decay Deslick Makeup Setting Spray*
When it comes to setting your makeup, this spray is not messing around. Of course in the summer you naturally sweat from the heat, so you can find that your makeup will start to move in places which is not a good look. This smaller travel size is great for holidays as its easier to travel with and its great for locking in your makeup whether its a night of partying or a day by the pool. Sometimes I find that setting my makeup with powder gives me a really matte finish which is not the look I'm going for so I like to use this as it still gives my makeup the same natural finish. 

As always I would love to know what you would use for summer appropriate makeup so leave your comments below!


  1. These are some stunning buys from House of Fraser I love how many brands they have, love everything in this mini haul!

    Beth x

  2. The NARS eyeshadows look gorgeous! And the MAC lipstick, gorgeous picks :) xx
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  3. Gorgeous picks, I really love the UD flushed palettes and definitely great for packing - I will be taking one of mine with me next week. Cries looks like such a stunning shade and I’m really loving Satin finished at the moment as it’s shiny like a gloss but packs a lot of pigmentation compared to lustres.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee