Conceal and go must haves | Summer Skin

. 10 August 2018 .

Your skin needs a holiday too believe it or not. I love a simple but flawless makeup look that's light and won't melt when I'm out and about in the summer heat. Admittedly it depends on the person whether they prefer a light, medium or full coverage base but for me it's key to keep it minimal to avoid any sweaty, cakey looking skin. I currently have 4 liquid formula concealers that have been great in this weather to achieve my desired coverage without the need for foundation.

My current concealer routine consists of a brighting concealer - lightweight, light/medium coverage of a yellow/neutral undertone - layered under a medium/high coverage concealer of my exact undertone (warm). For me this combo is great for brighting my under eyes and concealing any lines or dark circles. I use the Fenty beauty sponge (brilliant for getting in the corners of your eyes) and blend out to the middle of my cheekbone. Set with a powder, then I'm good to go with the rest of my routine - but no foundation!


High coverage favourites - my go to is probably no surprise to some, Tarte Shape Tape. It's a little on the pricey side but a little goes a long way, its long lasting and looks amazing on the skin. Before using the Shape Tape Concealer I consistently concealed with Benefit's Bo-ing (industrial strength) concealer which delivers the full coverage I need without the cakey-ness. The difference between these two is that Benefit's formula is more of a cream so it's a lot harder to blend, whereas Shape Tape is a dream to blend without the rush. 

Medium coverage favourite - if i'm looking for a slightly lighter coverage I reach for my Kat Von D Lock It Concealer, which for me seems to offer enough coverage but feels much lighter on the skin. 

Light/brighting concealer favourites - I've always been a faithful user of Urban Decay's Naked Skin Concealer (in light medium), it offers a nice amount of light coverage for under my higher coverage concealer, but most importantly conceals any sign of fatigue or darkness. I also have recently added the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Concealer (in the shade Linen) which is a slightly drier formula specifically for brightening the under eye; and boy does it brighten!


I hope this helped if you needed any new foundation recommendations or wanted to know a little bit more about the full face look using only concealer. What changes do you make to your base routine when summer comes around?


Your skin needs a holiday too believe it or not. I love a simple but flawless makeup look that's light and won't melt when I'm out and about in the summer heat. Admittedly it depends on the person whether they prefer a light, medium or full coverage base but for me it's key to keep it minimal to avoid any sweaty, cakey looking skin. I currently have 4 liquid formula concealers that have been great in this weather to achieve my desired coverage without the need for foundation.

My current concealer routine consists of a brighting concealer - lightweight, light/medium coverage of a yellow/neutral undertone - layered under a medium/high coverage concealer of my exact undertone (warm). For me this combo is great for brighting my under eyes and concealing any lines or dark circles. I use the Fenty beauty sponge (brilliant for getting in the corners of your eyes) and blend out to the middle of my cheekbone. Set with a powder, then I'm good to go with the rest of my routine - but no foundation!


High coverage favourites - my go to is probably no surprise to some, Tarte Shape Tape. It's a little on the pricey side but a little goes a long way, its long lasting and looks amazing on the skin. Before using the Shape Tape Concealer I consistently concealed with Benefit's Bo-ing (industrial strength) concealer which delivers the full coverage I need without the cakey-ness. The difference between these two is that Benefit's formula is more of a cream so it's a lot harder to blend, whereas Shape Tape is a dream to blend without the rush. 

Medium coverage favourite - if i'm looking for a slightly lighter coverage I reach for my Kat Von D Lock It Concealer, which for me seems to offer enough coverage but feels much lighter on the skin. 

Light/brighting concealer favourites - I've always been a faithful user of Urban Decay's Naked Skin Concealer (in light medium), it offers a nice amount of light coverage for under my higher coverage concealer, but most importantly conceals any sign of fatigue or darkness. I also have recently added the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Concealer (in the shade Linen) which is a slightly drier formula specifically for brightening the under eye; and boy does it brighten!


I hope this helped if you needed any new foundation recommendations or wanted to know a little bit more about the full face look using only concealer. What changes do you make to your base routine when summer comes around?

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  1. I've never really used concealer and I don't even own one! Next product to master perhaps....

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    1. It's definitely a great alternative to a lot of foundations! There are so many great uses for it, to create super light, wearable summer looks! x

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