Products for a FRESH & NATURAL Makeup Look | Summer Makeup Guide

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hi loves ♥ I'm going to share the products I use for my everyday summer makeup look with you. The products are focused on giving a dewy, light and natural look with high SPF to protect you from the strong sun rays.

Fun fact: I have received compliments about this new makeup look from family and strangers alike. They say that my face looks so smooth and fresh, and I look Japanese/Korean haha! So I thought I'd show you how to achieve this cute, summery look :)




This makeup is perfect for wearing in the summer, or if you're like me and you live in a tropical country where IT'S HOT & HUMID ALL YEAR ROUND (Thailand is too hot man..), you can wear it every day. Let's get started! :)

1. Foundation
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish
Apply and blend all over face. | This foundation primer mattifies your skin which will help keep your makeup from sliding off your face and helps control your shine.

CC Cream: Banila Co. it Radiant CC Cream SPF 30 PA++
Apply and blend all over face. | This CC cream has sunscreen to protect your face, and it significantly brightens your face. I'd say this is the KEY PRODUCT for a bright and dewy look! :)

BB Cushion: Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ (#21 Natural Beige)
Lightly pat small amounts of this BB cushion on your face except your T-zone (and forehead if you have bangs). | This makes your face look very smooth and flawless. The high SPF & PA will surely protect your face from the damaging sun rays as well. You don't need a lot as the product is quite concentrated.

Concealer: Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer (#5)
Apply a thin layer and blend on your problem areas. (Mine are under my eyes, few pimples & sides of nose) |  This concealer has a waterproof formula to help it stay on your face in the summer heat. You can skip this step if you like.

2. Blush & Highlighter
Blush: No7 Natural Blush Tint Powder (Coral Flush)
Use a blush brush to apply on the apples of your cheeks. | A hint of pink on your cheeks will make you look more youthful and super cute!

Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle)
Use a brush and apply on your cheekbones, brow bones, nose, and chin. | This highlighter is "ok". It does highlight & shimmer your beautiful features but there are better ones out there. I would suggest another highlighter that I'll be buying soon called theBalm Mary-lou Manizer Aka The Luminizer. I've heard great reviews about it ^^

3. Eyes
Eye primer: MAC Cream Colour Base (Pearl)
Use finger tip to apply on eyelids. | The matte formula will keep your eyeshadow in place through the heat. This creamy formula gives a nice, dewy start for your eyes before you apply eyeshadow and eye liner.

Eyeshadow: MAC Veluxe Pearlfushion Shadow (Brownluxe)
Use a small brush to apply on eyelids and blend together with a blending brush (not pictured. I forgot haha.. sorry!) I normally apply the top light cream colour on the inner lids, then second brown colour on the outer lids, and then middle shimmery gold colour in the middle of eyelids. You can be as creative as you want in this step :)

This long-wearing, sweat and humidity-resistant eyeshadow is perfect for any hot summer day. The mix of creamy and shimmery texture in warm colours creates a naturally sweet look for your eyes.

Gel liner: Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Gel Pencil Liners (Beige Shine & Dark Choco)
Apply Dark Choco colour gel liner on your upper lash line and extend out along your natural eye curves with a slight flick at the end. Apply Beige Shine colour gel liner on your waterline.

Using brown and beige colours makes your eyes look more soft and natural; perfect for a summer look. I'm so in love with these pencil gel liners - they're so easy to apply and they stay on for the whole day!

Eyelash curler: Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Curl your eyelashes. Make sure to curl from the root all the way to the end of your eyelashes for a smooth curl :) | Curly eyelashes open up your eyes more, making them look bigger and brighter.

Mascara: Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara (#10 Noir)
Apply on your eyelashes. I usually apply on my upper eyelashes only but you can apply to both top and bottom if you wish. | This waterproof mascara is essential to get through a hot day without having black smudges sliding down your face :P

4. Eyebrows
Eyebrow filler: The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Design My Eyebrow (#4 Brown)
Apply naturally to your brow shape. I like my eyebrows to be straight and kind of thick for a youthful look. | This eyebrow filler is so good in that it's 'automatic' - you twist it up for more just like a lipstick. The end is also angled so it's easier to fill out your eyebrows. Plus, they have an eyebrow brush on the other side.

A popular alternative eyebrow filler is Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade.

Eyebrow gel: Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel (Caramel)
Brush your brow hairs. | A lighter coloured brow gel makes your brows look softer and they keep your hairs in place as well.

5. Lips


Foundation: Laneige BB Cushion (pictured in "Foundation")
Lightly pat all over your lips. | Applying a base on your lips beforehand will make the colours of the following lip products more vibrant.

Lip tint: Laneige Water Drop Tint (Hot Pink)
Apply on your lips, emphasizing on the inner areas. You can use a lip brush to apply for a cleaner touch.

Lipstick: Laneige Serum Intense Lipstick (Electric Pink)
Apply on your lips, emphasizing on the outer lip line. Again, you can use a lip brush for a cleaner touch.

Lip balm: Laneige Moisture Lip Balm
Apply a small amount all over your lips.

★ Lastly, use a tissue and blot your lips lightly. | I always use this combination of lip products because it works best together and the colour lasts throughout the day. I love the the product of this combination - a beautiful shade of pink. It's a perfect touch to finish off this summer makeup look :)
I hope you enjoyed my fresh and natural summer makeup guide ♥ Let me know in the comments if you're using any of these products too. Do you like them? What other makeup products do you use for your summer look? :)

With love,

Nicole

P.S. I tried my best to explain how to apply these products, but there's only so much that words can do. If you want a more detailed guide, I wouldn't mind filming a youtube video tutorial on this summer makeup look for you guys. Let me know in the comments! ^^

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32 comments

  1. Awww your skin looks so nice >O< I really like the flower crown you have on!
    Jessie @ bijou-heart

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  2. YOU'RE SO GORGEOUS NICOLE <3
    OMG I absolutely love every little bit of this blog!

    you're a stunner <3 Love the lip tint look, suuper great for summer!

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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    1. Naww thank you Lauren :) That really means a lot. Yess the lip colour is so nice isn't it? :')

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  3. great post :) love your blog!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  4. You look beautiful and I adore your flower crown!

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. You're so pretty and lovely ! I love light make up during the summer as well, it doesn't feel cakey on the face and almost very natural (:

    <3,
    RGMENDOZA

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    1. Thank you RG ;u; <3 Yes I totally agree with you ^^

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  6. Lovely look, I always wanted to try out the Anastasia tinted brow gel! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Mia~ you should totally try it! It's really nice, and softens your brows :D

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  7. Ah I love this look! I really wanna get that dewy-ness so Im definitely hunting down that CC cream

    BCfactor Blog

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    1. Thank you, glad you love it! :) Omg yes the CC cream is really worth buying if you want to achieve this dewy look ^^

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  8. Love it! It's really natural and not over done. I do exactly the same with my lip make up as you! I find it lasts longer this way and the color is more vibrant :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) I couldn't agree with you more. Ever since I bought these lip products, I've been using them all the time haha xD

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  9. Lovely flawless look...perfect for summer ;)

    I'm your follower..if you want to follow back ;)
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  10. This look is so pretty! You look very lovely and youthful :) I might try out some of the items you used here !
    Lately I have been using a lot of Etude House products for my eyes, such as orange/pink eyeshadows and a pearly white eyeliner that I put on my under eye area :)

    Andrea
    andrea-jinn.blogspot.fr

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    1. Aw thank you so much Andrea :') Oohh yes orange/pink eyeshadows are perfect for summer! I hear good things about Etude House products too, I think I'll buy more products from them~

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  11. What if we follow each other? Let me know, sweetie!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥
    http://nastyadeutsch.blogspot.ru/

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  12. Thanks for such a wonderful makeup tutorial; you pull off this look (and the flower crown) so well Nicole, no wonder you received so many compliments! I've never tried Make Up For Ever products, I do want to try them out. And girl, I'm loving your blog design! Hope we can get to know each other more ~

    xx Chaereen | Inspinkle

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    1. Omigosh you're soso sweet, thank you so much Chaereen (what a beautiful name <3!) Yess you should try their products! Well, I've only used their concealer and it's the best concealer I've ever had haha. I'm about to head over to your blog :3

      NICOLE'S NOTEBOOK - lifestyle, food, travel & beauty+

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  13. Love your overall makeup look! I agree with your family, you look fresh and so young :) Thanks for sharing! I've been eyeing on that Laneige BB cushion. Aahh.

    p.s., followed you on bloglovin. I hope you can check out my blog, and if you like, give it a follow back maybe? <3

    xo, J | La Petite Fawn Blog

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    1. Aww thank you Jean! YES I RECOMMEND THE LANEIGE BB CUSHION. It's a 5/5 stars product honestly.

      Haha uhm, sure I'll check out your blog ^^"

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  14. You are so beautiful and cute c: Btw it's such a natural makeup look! The flower crone is sooo lovable!
    Well, I followed you on bloglovin, because your blog is so clean and pretty!
    Jenny <3
    http://itsmeeejennyy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Pretty! I love the flawless finish of this. :D

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  16. Really love this look! I've been going back and fourth deciding if I should get the Laneige BB Cushion, it looks really nice on you :)

    Mishs Diary

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    1. Yess I 10/10 recommend this BB Cushion! It's soo good. And thank you so much <3

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