For some reason summer brings a wave of makeup inspiration, to try something new or rediscover something old. I don't have the biggest of makeup collections (the lip department is a bit wild though) so I make use of most of my purchases, however some things do get forgotten. This summer I've been switching up my makeup and using some of those unloved beauty items so I thought I'd share them with you today.
As a pale girl I love a good bronzer/contour. You'll probably have seen the Body Shop Honey Bronzer mentions a bizzilion times, so this summer I decided it was time to give something else a go. I received the NARS Orgasm/Laguna Duo as a giveaway prize years ago and after going through a love affair when it first arrived it's not something I usually reach for. The summer I've been using the Laguna side to give my face a bit more colour and to make myself look less snow-white-esque. A pretty much matte shade with not too much pigmentation that you make yourself look orange and umpa-lumpa-like, this bronzer has been a firm favourite of might since its rediscovery. To try and sculpt my non-existent cheekbones the Sleek Contour Kit in Light has become my new love. The contour colour is super matte but so bendable meaning I can achieve fake cheekbones in seconds. I also love the highlighter in this kit which gives a natural but glowy look, perfect for this strobing trend that's spreading across the internet.
After going through 3 bottles of my Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation I decided it was time to try something new (although I do still use RMPF occasionally). The Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation has more of a satin finish which I find is great for giving a natural looking base while not running the risk of looking too shiny in the sun. I use my fingers to blend this into my skin, my only qualm with this product is that it has no freaking pump which equals foundation mess. Along the complexion makeup line I've been using the Rimmel Stay Blushed Blush in Pop of Pink to add a glowy pinkness to my cheeks. I'm naturally quite flushed anyway so I look quite ghostly if I don't re-add blusher after my foundation. This is really pigmented so I use the tiniest dot, dab it between my fingers and blend up my cheeks.
Finally for eyes I've not given my Naked 2 Palette half as love as it deserves. With a range of matte and shimmery colours, purple toned to gold, this palette is a beauty. Every single one of the shadows are amazingly pigmented and it's just so versatile when it comes to eye makeup. Whether I want a simple neutral everyday look or a dramatic smokey eye for a night out this palette really does come in handy. Last but not least a smaller scale eyeshadow palette which I picked up on my 2012 trip to America comes in the form of the Wet'n'Wild Walking On Eggshells Trio. Perfect for travel this eyeshadow palette comes with 2 shimmery colours, a pale champagne, a warm brown and a pinky shade which adds the nicest glow to your eyelids. This is something I've been reaching for on an everyday basis to create a simple summery eye.
Have you rediscovered any makeup products this summer?