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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