~Summer FOTD~ Antipodean Beauties Challenge

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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