Make-Up Look | A Step into Summer

This post in in collaboration with Seventeen Cosmetics UK

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Back in February, I created a post very similar to this one, which is titled; ‘Beauty looks: Valentines Day 2016 and I had a lot of fun creating it.

Now as we have, dare I say finally reached the UK’s summer, I felt now was a good a time as any to smack some summery make-up on my face (not literally of course) and create a new beauty look post for my readers to hopefully enjoy!

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My ‘step into summer’ beauty look has been inspired by the idea of a nice matte lip and warm bronzy eyes & cheeks. I would also just like to mention that I’m quite pale in this look, as I didn’t want to fake tan beforehand – you can of course fake tan and therefore bronze this up more if you so wish.. but I personally wanted to keep it a little more natural.

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To begin, I primed my face with my absolute favourite; Stila One Step Correct. This primer always makes my skin feel and look a lot more healthier and radiant. It’s a primer that I know I can always count on plus it really aids with the application of a liquid foundation. After priming, I went in with another favourite product of mine and that’s the NARS Sheer Glow, in the shade: Mont Blanc. I’m a huge fan of the texture, consistency and coverage that this foundation gives and I chose this foundation as I still wanted quite a dewy finish to my skin. After foundation, of course comes concealer – or otherwise known as an absolute god send! At the moment I’m really enjoying using the Urban Decay NAKED Skin concealer, which I know is a popular and found favourite across the beauty world anyway. For this look, I placed some under my eyes, some down my nose and just over any problem areas in general really, and then blended it all in with a damp BeautyBlender! To then set my under-eyes and where I’d previously popped on some concealor, I decided to lightly brush over some of the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish, in the shade: 1 fair, which is actually and not surprisingly an amazing product!!

Moving onto a much more funner and creative part of make-up!

I decided to bronze my cheekbones and around the contouring areas of my face with the Rosie for Autograph bronzer, in the shade: Magic Contour. Again, this is a bronzer that I’m actually slightly obsessed with, as it applies and blends beautifully with the colour in general just being a gorgeous soft tanned shade with a subtle but fair warm orange under-tone. To then give my cheeks a touch of warmth and colour, I lightly brushed over some of the absolutely gorgeous; NYX ombré blush in the shade: Mauve Me (OB04) and I have to say for such a decent priced blush, I’m very impressed with the quality!

For dazzling passers by I went with a lovely champagne toned highlighter, with that being; theBalm Mary Lou Manizer – which if you haven’t tried already.. get to Debenhams and give it a good swatch test, as I can pretty confidently say you won’t be disappointed!!

Last but not least, I decided to sweep over some of the Seventeen Instant Glow Pink Bronze, Bronzing Rocks, which were actually gifted to me by Seventeen Cosmetics a short time ago. These bronzing rocks.. and I can assure you I’m not just saying this, are such good value for money. I mean, the packaging is in my opinion much more higher-end looking than drugstore and you actually get a very decent colour pay-off too.

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For my brows, I decided fill them in using some of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo brow powder, in the shade: Dark Brown, as my brows are naturally quite sparse, and light in colour.

Moving onto my bronzy and slightly coppery eyes, I chose a combination of shades from the Laura Geller, The Delectables palette, and then coated my lashes, 2-3 times with some of my Volume Effect mascara by YSL.

As for my LIPS! I first used my drugstore favourite lip oil; which is the Barry M, Coco Loco and this includes ‘hydrating & nourishing coconut oil and smoothing camellia. After the lip oil had settled and dried into my lips, I finished off this look with the NYX Lingerie liquid lipstick in the shade; Bedtime Flirt!

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 Overall, I’m very happy with this look, as I’m also hopeful that you like it to?!
I did try to mix the products up in terms of drugstore brands and higher-end, as I know not everyone feels the need to spend so much on ‘branded products’. If you are aware of any dupes for any of the products that I have included, please let me know (as well as everyone else) within the comments below, and if you do decide to give this look a go, please let me know also as I would love to see it!

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* This blogpost is in collaboration with Seventeen Cosmetics UK. A Product within this blogpost has been gifted to me - but as always my thoughts & opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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  1. 25/07/2016 / 16:35

    First of all, your photos are stunning! So bright and clear – love them! Loved reading this, I use the one step correct too its so good. I’ve put off buying the Naked skin concealer for ages its about time I got it to match the foundation, its my fave! I love the seventeen bronzing rocks too, its always my skin finish for a bronzed look!

    Beth | xx

    • jellybluesblog
      25/07/2016 / 16:52

      Thank you! that’s so lovely of you to say! 🙂 Oh, I love the One Step Correct too – I put off buying it for such a long time thinking ‘oh it can’t be anything that special’, but how wrong was I! In fact, mines to coming to an end now and my heart is slowly but surely breaking. You do! The UB Naked concealer is again a product that I put off buying for ages and now I love it! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! xx

      • 25/07/2016 / 19:43

        Haha that’s exactly what I was like! Aww I definitely need to get it then, your welcome hun xx

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