~Summer FOTD~ Antipodean Beauties Challenge


Aah, summer. I dream about it when it’s cold and dreary and then curse it when it’s here in all its 40 degree glory! Still there are few things that can improve a bad mood then seeing the sun shining on a beautiful day but heat to me usually means simple makeup. Just a combination of bright lips and nails, rosy cheeks, gold/beige eyelids, filled in brows and mascara. I just re-read that sentence and despite how it sounds, I swear that it is a simple routine!


I used some of my staple products for the look including my favourite blush, Smashbox Radiance which gives a seriously gorgeous flush to the cheeks. I also used MAC pigments in Blonde’s Gold and Naked Dark, my two favourite shades for a natural but radiant eye look (and also perfect as skin highlighters). I used Blonde’s Gold on the lid and then just blended out the crease with Naked Dark. On my brows I used MAC Stud Brow Crayon (which I’ve repurchased so many times) and a rediscovered love on my lashes, Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black.


New to the line up is the Nearly Naked Foundation by Revlon (in the shade Toast) which I’m actually really liking! I used this over the Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Primer in Deep which I’ve been using religiously either mixed in with my foundation or underneath it. Primer is a step I often skip the rest of the year but it becomes crucial in summer and the Sunday Riley one is fantastic and I’ll do a review soon. Another new product was the waterproof gel liner by Rimmel which I pushed into my lash line and it’s a great budget friendly option.


One of my favourite new products is the Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in Who Wore it Red-er. This is one of those red/pink shades that I love because it treads the line between both shades beautifully and works really well against my skin tone. The Color Whispers are very reminiscent of the formula of a lot of new wave lipstick’s which have a translucent but pigmented balm like texture. I’ve been trying them out for a week and so far I’m loving them. I’ll be reviewing these soon as well.

So there you have it, my typical Summer look. What’s yours like? Do you have a holy grail product that gets you through the heat? Let me know below!

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2 Comments on “~Summer FOTD~ Antipodean Beauties Challenge”

  1. January 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM #

    You look great Ahalya! My go-to when it’s too hot to bother with much makeup is my bb cream. I usually avoid using foundation when it gets too hot. And like you, I like to keep it simple with just lip crayon, blush & mascara.

    • January 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM #

      Thanks Norlin! I haven’t found a bb cream that’s dark enough for my skin tone yet but once I do, I think that’s what I’ll be using. Is there one that you prefer?

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