Minimal Summer Makeup Routine

Summer makeup for me, is always minimal. I like embracing my freckles, and the little bit of colour I get from the sun. Also, generally in the heat I simply find it more comfortable to wear less on my face. My favourite foundation, some bronzer and blush, a trusty mascara and a bit of either lib balm or lipgloss and I’m sorted.

Bareminerals spf15 matte foundation – My all time favourite foundation, that’s breathable, long-lasting, and keeps my face matte throughout the day. I love how easy it is to reach your desired coverage with this foundation – just a few simple strokes of the powder for minimal days, yet it can be built up to be a even, good coverage that will last you all day. For me in summer, a powder based foundation is always going to get my vote. I find that they work so much better for my oily skin, and I find them much more light weight and comfortable.

Bareminerals tinted mineral veil – The original mineral veil from bareminerals has been a staple in my makeup bag for years now – something I use every single day to finish off my makeup – to make it last longer, to keep me matte, and to help set my makeup. The tinted mineral veil works in exactly the same way, but adds that subtle bit of extra glow, making it the perfect combination with my foundation to match my skin tone now that it has that little bit of colour from the sun.

Kiko smart colour blush shade 02 rosy mauve – this again, like with the Bareminerals warmth powder, is a nice subtle bit of colour. It’s a lovely shade of natural looking blush. Sometimes I just go with this without bronzer, and it’s enough to give me a glow. It’s also a matte finish which is a must for me.

Bareminerals warmth powder ‘sunkissed’  – This is my current favourite bronzing powder, that is the perfect compliment to the Bareminerals matte foundation. It gives me a really nice warm glow, without being too intense on my fair skin.

Clinique high impact mascara – This is one of my current favourite mascaras. It lengthens and columnists really well, with really good separation. My lashes clump easily, but not win this. Because of the definition and volume I get from this alone, it is al I need for my every day look. It’s a favourite for summer since it doesn’t smudge, or run much which is what I need in the heat, and being someone who has hay fever.



What are your favourites for summer?

Shelley x



  1. July 28, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    I like your choices for minimal summer makeup. I, myself, like to keep my makeup minimal on most days. Thanks for sharing.

    • onlyshelley
      July 28, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you! Me too I prefer keeping it simple!

      Shelley x

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