It’s taken a while for the nice weather to arrive, but now that we’ve seen some sun I’ve found myself wanting to refresh my makeup look for the summer. I’ve been drawn to a lighter look, paler shades, and I’ve bought a few items last month that I’m really enjoying using.
Essie Nail Polishes in Mint Candy Apple and Lilacism
There’s something about the summer that always makes me crave pretty pastel colours to put on my nails. I was instantly drawn to the prettiness of these two Essie shades in lilac and pale green and they make a lovely addition to my collection. Essie are my favourite nail polish brand – the colours almost always apply true to the shade in the bottle, and they last well on me.
I’ve moved away from the heavy eyeliner look that was my signature a few years ago. I never used to be a mascara girl, but without eyeliner my eyelashes need a bit of help to get that oomph. My lashes are long and black, so colour isn’t an issue, but I’ve long been on a quest to find the perfect mascara to hold a curl. After doing lots of research, I’ve slowly been working my way through recommendations and Benefit’s RollerLash was my latest try. It promises that you’ll be able to ditch the eyelash curlers which is quite a bold statement! While I wouldn’t say that I’m going to be abandoning my trusted curlers, I do like the precise applicator, and it does seem to hold a curl reasonably well.
Ballet Slipper Eyeshadow Quad – Rosie by Autograph
I’ve been eyeing up the eyeshadow quads from Rosie by Autograph since the range launched a few months ago. I treated myself to Ballet Slipper – a pretty selection of nude shades. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to use eyeshadow due to my eyelid eczema, so it’s lovely that it’s cleared up enough for me to wear it again! I really like these. The cream has a touch too much sparkle for my personal preference, but the other 3 shades are spot on and so wearable for everyday.
Have you tried any of these? If you know the perfect curl holding mascara, do let me know!