Simple Summer Makeup Routine

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Simple summer makeup routine using Kiko, Essence, Rimmel and Cien makeup

As the temperatures have been soaring (and believe me, they are barely bearable!) I have also been changing up my usual makeup routine for a much simpler and lighter one.

Essence eyeliner pen, Kiko ultra tech curve mascara
Cien All-in-One BB cream
Kiko smooth temptation lipstick
Essence compact powder, Rimmel match perfection concealer

Face // As a replacement for foundation I have been using the Cien All-in-One BB cream in the shade light. It doesn't have the best coverage but it has enough that it hides the redness and mattifies my face. I recommend this to anyone that has oily skin and is looking for a light coverage for a really affordable price.The only negative thing that I have to say is that the range of shades is not as wide and I have only been able to wear this after spending some time in the sun as I am quite pale. I have been using the Rimmel match perfection concealer in the shade ivory for some time now. It is a really great concealer for both the under eye and for blemishes. To set my face makeup I am using my usual Essence powder in the shade pastel beige.  

Eyes // For quite some time I had forgotten all about the Essence eyeliner pen but since rediscovering it I have been using it frequently. I find that it's both easier and faster to apply eyeliner with a pen instead of the liquid version. Since this eyeliner is longlasting it stays put after a long and hot day. I recently visited a Kiko store and this ultra tech curve mascara was one of the items that I picked up. I can say that I am in love and it's definitely one of my favourites so far. As the name suggests it is a curling mascara and I find that it is also a lengthening one.

Lips // The Kiko sweet temptation lipstick in 04 is also a recent purchase. It has been among my current lipstick favourites as it is a lovely nudish pink which is perfect for everyday wear.

Do you change up your routine with the change of seasons?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah

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52 comments

  1. I also tend to wear lighter makeup when the weather gets better. When it's warm, you don't want to feel like your makeup it totally melting! Worst feeling ever haha. Eyeliner is much more practical than eyeshadows on hot days, it stays on for hours without moving :)

    Julia x
    Last post: My Palermo Holiday Diary | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/06/holiday-diaries-palermo-sicily-part-1.html

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    1. I agree! That's why I go minimal with my makeup :)

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  2. You need to do a makeup collection! I love seeing your routines so much. x
    - Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sanjana! I have actually been thinking about doing one but I didn't know if anyone would be interested!

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  3. I have been meaning to try Kiko makeup for a long time, that mascara sounds really good!
    Nice post :)xx

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend the Kiko mascara and lip products :)

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  4. I do love a more minimal look for the really hot days, think I may have to try a bb cream instead of my usual foundation! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  5. I love Kiko makeup! Have you tried the colour crush eye shadows? They are amazing!!
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. No I did not. I must have missed them!

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  6. nice and easy summer look! love that! :D

    Have a great week ahead!
    Animated Confessions

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  7. Great blog post dear! Loved every part of it. Never tried the foundation by Cien but I tend to move away from such foundations as I would need more coverage. Keep up the great work xxx

    - thethreaddiaries.blogpost.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! Glad you liked the post :)

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  8. It's getting so hot here too that I have no choice but use less makeup. You have some amazing products, love this KiKo lipstick .
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. Thanks! I definitely recommend checking out their lipsticks :)

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  9. i used to love that concealer from Rimmel, must pick up another one!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It's quite a nice concealer! :)

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  10. I'd love to try something from Kiko, I have to look around to this brand in my country, because this lipstick is great! :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely try out their products :)

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  11. All of these products sound lovely, thank you for sharing! I love lighter feeling makeup in summer ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  12. Great picks! I love using BB Cream, especially during the summer in place of heavier foundation. That's a very pretty lip color too!

    ~Krisztina
    http://www.krisztinawilliams.com

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    1. Thanks! I find foundation a bit too heavy in summer.

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  13. I keep it simple in the summer too and use my BB cream a lot!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. BB creams are perfect for summer :)

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  14. I have never tried anything from kiko before but that lipstick looks amazing! May have to give it a go;)
    FloralsAndCoralsx

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  15. Great routine! I use BB Cream a lot too =) Thanks for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  16. Great picks. I really like a light base in the Summer, but I tend to rely on concealers the most x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. I do use a generous amount of concealer because my skin recently broke out!

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  17. In the summer I tend not to wear any make up at all, but when I'm heading out or something like that I do go for a lighter option. So I use some light fondation with a little bit of mascara and a lipstick :D
    hope you are enjoying the warm weather :*

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    1. Me too! I only wear makeup occasionally. It's actually a bit too warm to enjoy!

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  18. The lipstick has such a beautiful color!

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  19. Love the minimalism of this routine, that's basically my makeup in summer too! I love all Rimmel concealers I think they're so underrated!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. They are very nice concealers and so are the foundation

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  20. I prefer a bb cream for my makeup routine in hot days as well! I love your routine, but I have never use an eyeliner pen. I will totally give this one a try because I love essence.

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    1. Essence do some really nice eyeliners :)

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  21. I tend to use powder products in the colder months and cream in the Summer because powder doesn't seem to last as long on me. I wish Kiko is available in Canada, I have a long list of products to try from them.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. They are not available in Malta either! I always stock up when I go abroad

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  22. I have the Essence liquid liner too and I was using it before summer, now I forgot all about it haha! Kiko is a brand I would love to try, keep reading so many nice reviews about their products!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  23. Im so curious about the kiko brand :)


    - Lily Widjaja
    www.Glowlicious.Me

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  24. I'm using similar products right now! I love BB creams for the summer time :)

    Maria
    http://immariav.blogspot.com.co/

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    1. BB creams are perfect for summer :)

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  25. I adore BB Creams, I definitely need to invest in a new one though as my current one is nearly empty! I just discovered your blog and ADORE it! Your content is so good and I love your layout! I just followed you and joined as a member too :)

    Lots of love,

    Mollie Quirk from www.theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Mollie! Your comment really made my day :)

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