Friday, July 18, 2014

My Summer Makeup Picks ♥

 Hello dollies! We are now in the middle of summer so I thought it was high time I showed you all some of my summer makeup picks. The majority of these products are pretty new to my makeup collection but I have been really loving them and wearing them everyday since I got them, I think the look and effects they all give to my everyday makeup look are amazing so I just had to share these little gems of products with you all. I think all these products have a great summer vibe to them and are great additions to anyone's everyday makeup bag.

First up is MeMeMe Cosmetics Shimmer Stack in 'Pink Zest', €12.50 and available from various pharmacies nationwide. I fell in love with this Shimmer Stack during the Cork Meetup when I spotted a tested on display during the MeMeMe showcase. I applied this to my face (with a MeMeMe makeup brush I may add that was absolutely amazing so that's next on my wish list!) and instantly fell in love with the colour. I mixed all the shades together prior to applying and loved the colour result it gave to my cheeks. This shimmer stack gives the most gorgeous pink, orange-tinged glow to the cheeks which just exudes the feel of summertime for me - you can't beat a pink/coral blush shade in the summer time! This product can also be used as an eye shadow thanks to it's five individual lines and the white shade can also act as a great highlighter for the brow bone - winner! This product is well worth it's price and is my new favourite blusher for the summer season.

Next up is another fabulous MeMeMe Cosmetics product, their Goddess Rocks, €15.99. This is another product I fell in love with at the Cork Meetup, I applied this product on my cheeks over the Shimmer Stack in 'Pink Zest' and was blown away by the effect it gave to my face when the light caught it. The Goddess Rocks work in the same way as bronzing balls only they have more of a cube-ish shape to them and are a mixture of a gold and pink-tinged tones. One swipe of this product across the cheeks gives a gorgeous highlight effect which gives the skin a beautiful, golden glow, I absolutely love it! It's such a great product for summer and really makes the skin look fantastic, I really can't get enough of it!

No summer makeup look would be complete without a gorgeous lipstick and my lipstick of choice lately has been MAC's 'Snapdragon', €19, which was part of their limited edition Fantasy of Flowers collection. I think this shade was deemed to be more of a spring shade but I think it's perfect for summer with it's pink/purple hue and the lustre effect really makes it a nice formula for summer too as it gives a slight gloss to the lips. You can see more of this shade by reading my review of the Fantasy of Flowers collection here.

My eyeshadow of choice lately is a stunning shade for both day and night-time summer looks, Urban Decay's 'Bordello', €18. 'Bordello' is a pink toned shade with hints of purple and a golden shimmer throughout, it really is stunning and the pigmentation is great. I picked up this shade from Debenhams Cork store after they very kindly gave me a €50 to spend on whatever I wanted at the Cork Meetup. I was instantly drawn to this shade, it's so pretty! This shadow is super long-lasting too especially when used with one of Urban Decay's amazing eye shadow primers. I think as this is such a pretty shade that it's perfect for summer time and I think it goes quite nicely with MAC's 'Snapdragon' lipstick as they both have that pink/purple hue to them.

Finally another MeMeMe Cosmetics product (sorry but I'm just loving that brand lately, high end makeup at low end prices, what more could you want?!) Arch Angel Tinted Brow Gel and Highlighting Cream, €10.50. This is a fantastic duo product containing both a dark brown brow gel and a highlighting cream. The brow gel comes with an easy to use wand-type brush and the product goes on the brows so easily, not only giving them colour but keeping them in place for the day. I think this shade may be a little too dark for me as I have light blonde hair but I actually love the light hair/dark brows look (don't judge me!). The highlighter is great for using on the brow bone to give eyebrows an instant life. I love this product, the more defined I can get my brows looking the better and as this isn't a heavy feeling product on the face and it doesn't run it's a great product for looking glam on hot summer days.

There you have it, my summer makeup picks. I don't think these are traditional summer shades but I think we all know that corals/orange are winners for summer so it's nice to have another option and I think light pinks/purples are the way to go.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you love them as much as I do?

Stay pretty people!












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  1. The MAC lipstick is gorgeous, such a shame its limited edition! Absolutely love your blog, your photo quality is amazing..oh how I am jealous! Which camera do you use?xxx
    Katherine Rosie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you Katherine! Do you think so, I think my photos could be A LOT better, the camera I use is only a bridge camera, it's a Canon, I don't know what version but it's not a DSLR xo

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  2. I love this summer beauty blog post. You look so happy and shimmery :)
    I've been looking for a lipstick for a while and the snap dragon looks lovely. I will have to try it out!
    Sis - www.sewwhite.com

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    1. Thank you Sisley, I was rather happy with my glowing skin! xo

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  3. I love the Mac lip colour and would really like to try the Brow Gel.

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    1. I highly recommend the brow gel :) xo

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  4. I haven't try any of them, sorry :-(
    but I totally love your final look... you are really ready for summer!

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  5. Love the pallete and the lipstick <3

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    1. Me too, can't wait for my palette to be complete! xo

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  6. Loved the picks specially the Urban Decay eyeshadow and the final look with them looks amazing ;)

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  7. That lipstick colour looks really good on you Fiona!

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    1. It really is Logan, I highly recommend! xo

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  9. These all look so lovely. The amount I wish I could buy all the amazing Urban Decay/Stila/etc make up is too much! You look great. :)

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    1. I know Alyssa, I'm the same, I can't resist Urban Decay especially! Thank you :) xo

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  10. I love your summer makeup picks! Especially those Goddess Rocks, I think they look absolutely gorge and the makeup look you've gone for is very pretty. xx Donah

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  11. I love that lip color on you, very pretty! This is a great group of make up essentials for summer.

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  12. That make up is so pretty! You look so pretty too! I think the lipstick is lovely. #MySundayBest

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  13. Lovely post :) I absolutely love the look of the Mememe golden rocks. I haven't tried any of the Mememe range but this post has definitely convinced me to give it a try!! #SundayBest

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.com

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  14. Great post, love the look of the Mac lipstick and great photos too #SundayBest

    Pam @ pamsstuffandthings.blogspot.com

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  15. MAC snapdragon looks gorgeous!

    #sundaybest

    itsmeniamhalice.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow all the makeup is beautiful and shades are extra but especially liked The MAC lipstick :) :)

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  17. Great choice of products for a simple but effective make-up look! Love them all! <3

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