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?


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

    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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