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Glowy Summer Makeup Look

So on Saturday at the YSL makeup masterclass, we re-created Suzie’s pretty glowing Summer makeup.  I was quite surprised by just how little foundation was required to create the look and although it looks like a lot of products the look can be achieved fairly quickly and makes the skin look really healthy perfect for summer. The perfect holiday look.

I’ve since attempted to recreate the look using mostly drugstore makeup products to give a more affordable alternative.

*Makeup Used*

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Collection Primed and Ready Correct and Concealer

Rimmel Stay Blushed 001 Pop of Pink

Topshop Glow

Barry M Brow Kit

Bourjois Liner Feutre Felt Tip Eyeliner

Maybelline the Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

One of the main tips that I discovered in the masterclass was to use a flat foundation brush to apply most of the base products when wanting to achieve a dewy finish.

I’d say that the star product of this look is the Touche Eclat Blur Primer which helps to maximisethe skins radiance.  The product is clear but has almost like glitter pigments through it so when applying it as a base for the rest of the makeup, it will help it to create that inner glow from the skin.

Next, we applied a small pump of foundation and using the same flat foundation brush gently patted that into the skin, at this stage we were told not to worry if some imperfections were still coming through because using colour correctors would fix this.  I’ve opted to use the Collection Correct and Conceal mini palette.  Use the green shade to conceal redness and lilac to disguise yellow tones so this is good under the eyes.  Blend this in using the brush.

In keeping with the glowing look, we used a liquid blush and a cream highlighter.  Apply a small dot of blush to the apples of the cheeks and using the same tapping motion of the brush blend into the skin to prevent harsh lines and the blush looking round. *not a good look*.  I’ve picked the Topshop glow for highlighter because it looks amazing on cheek bones and instantly makes your skin look super fresh.

If your pale, like me, I would then recommend using some bronzer on the temples to help warm up the face.  I like to use the Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer it helps to achieve that sunkissed look.

We then filled in our eyebrows, I like to use the Barry M Shape and Define Eyekit before lining my eyes with Bourjois Paris felt pen and applying a coating of mascara to the lashes.  To round up the whole look we used the same lipstick Suzie was wearing which was YSL Rouge Volupte Shine a soft coral shade, again perfect for summer.

So there you have it! A step by step guide of how to achieve the summer look Suzie’s been rocking over the past couple of weeks.  Be sure to leave me a comment below and follow if your not already

Clare x


I'm Clare, a 22 year old history masters student from Scotland . I created this space in 2015 to talk about some of my fav things *cue the sound of music* ranging from food to makeup to travel. Feel free to follow the blog and my Instagram which is maple_clouds17

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