I have changed my makeup from the matte look I go for in the winter to a more dewy, light, illuminated look that gives a more "fresh faced" appearance.
So in true "Art Attack Stylee" (Hello 90's kids!)...Here's what I used.
Primers are a great way to start as if you give yourself the best canvas to work on, the less products you are going to need ontop.
Porefessional review here.
Perfect for minimizing your pores meaning there is no need to go heavy on foundation to cover large pores.
Murad Dewy Finish Primer review here.
This gives an even skin tone and a healthy glow. As it is tinted, on some days this may be all that is needed, no need for heavier foundation.
Smashbox Luminizing Primer. Full review here.
This is extremely shimmery and best used mixed with your BB cream or foundation for a more subtle look.
Benefit That Gal Primer.
Brightening and light reflecting I adore how my skin looks with this. It is pink toned and ever so slightly pearly. It bounces the light and gives a smoother appearance to the skin. Mixed with Porefessional this gives a gorgeous fresh smooth look to the skin and I can wear these two together without the need for my BB cream ontop.
Estee Lauder BB cream. Full fresh face to full face review here.
A BB cream is great for the summer. It's light, refreshing to wear and has the all important SPF... No leather bag faces here!
I use my Real Techniques Buffing brush to apply this lightly, buffing from the center of my face outwards.
The L'Oreal Lumi Magique pen bounces light and subtly illuminates. Full review here. I use it under my eyes and around my nose.
Stila Liquid Illuminator and Benefit Highbeam are brilliant for cheekbones, cupids bows, browbones and anywhere the sun would naturally hit your face. The stila is a more silvery white base and the Moonbeam is more pinky. I apply them to my face and buff it into the skin using my Real Techniques Contour brush for a precise application. These products instantly add glow and a healthy look.
A touch of bronzer to the cheek bones and temples. A little blusher to the apples of the cheeks.
This gives your face a little definition, shape and life. And in my case...It stops my round face from looking like a plate, or the moon.
A splash lip tint and a balm for a more natural looking lip.
Mascara to open up the face and eyeliner if you so choose my little fresh faced amigos