Long Summer Days: 5 Minute Makeup

Best Summer Makeup Products

Dewy skin is in. It’s not shine babes, this face is glossy. Summer ’17 is about embracing the sheen. When the humidity is high, we all end up ‘dewy’ anyway. You can’t beat the heat. 

Forget traditional beauty advice – oil-free moisturiser, primer, powder. Forgo full coverage. The best summer makeup tip? Wear less of it. Fix a five minute fresh face that’s quick and easy to reapply on long summer days. 

IT Cosmetics CC Cream

One Minute:

IT Cosmetics CC Cream, £30. Lighter in consistency than foundation, but with good coverage. Natural looking dewy finish, with SPF 50. 

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Two Minutes:

Brighten undereyes with a light, liquid concealer, like the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, £5.99. 

No7 Instant Radiance Highlight. No7 Bronzing Highlighter. No7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush.

Three Minutes:

Use the excellent No7 Cream Blush and Highlighters, £10, to add colour and glow. Dupes for more pricey rivals, easy and speedy. 

Clinique High Definition Mascara

Four Minutes:

Mascara of choice. Waterproof if you get smudges. Clinique High Impact Mascara, £18, gives natural looking length and separation. 

Benefit Posiebalm

Five Minutes: 

Tinted lip balm. The Benefit Posiebalm, £15.50, adds the perfect hint of pink. 

Creams, balms, sheen. A light, laid-back, low-maintenance five minute face for long summer days.  

Til next time,




  1. June 15, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Love this breakdown- i always think it will take longer but 5 mins is the least i can do for the people who have to see me on a daily basis!! Such a relief my shiny face is now bang on trend!!
    Thanks H! Apt as always xxx

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