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Today we're running through my go-to summer makeup look for everyday low-maintenance. And you can see everything in action on Instagram Reels here too...

To start with, of course we need sunscreen and on makeup days I'm currently reaching for the Hello Sunday Illuminating One Glow Primer SPF 50 | £22. This is a creamy, sheeny makeup prep formula that also offers the broad spectrum protection your skin needs for the summer months. It offers a smooth, radiant base for makeup and never pills up. It's nothing too much in terms of dewiness, but it adds this lovely background glow. I follow it up with my Rose Inc Luminous Tinted Serum* (060) | £39 | full review. This product is essentially a water-based hydrating serum with spheres of pigment suspended within it, so as you massage it into your skin, you release a nice, light tint. This is a lightweight skin pick-me-up that hydrates my skin and gives it serious glow whilst evening out any patches of redness. It's flattering on my skin and offers lightweight coverage that's perfect for warmer weather.

My go-to concealer for days when I want to keep things quick and natural is the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer (Ginger) | £26. This potted formula has a nice medium coverage and with just a few quick dabs under my eyes and over any spots: I'm good to go. It takes minimal blending and it's really crease-resistant and long-wearing too. I then like to powder under my eyes and in any areas where shine can creep through during the day with something that looks natural on the skin, like the Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Powder (Cushiony) | £32 | full review. This powder has a little coverage but it's luminous and not at all matte or cakey for a soft-focus set. 

I know I must sound like a broken record, but cream cheek products really are my go-to these days; they give a nice glow but I also just find them more flattering on my drier skin and they're very easy to work with. My highlighter of choice is the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand Easy Highlighter in Goldgasm | £30. You squeeze it out through a little sponge and dab it directly onto the skin and blend it out for a natural, dewy, luminous highlight. This warm, slightly peachy gold tone is something I love on for the makeup looks I gravitate towards. To add some warmth, a new favourite I'm reaching for is the Vieve Modern Radiance Cream Bronzer in Medium | £31. This has a really nice, dewy finish and the shade Medium gives a really natural warmth to my skin. I apply it with a duo-fibre brush and I actually find it really forgiving if you struggle to apply that perfect amount of bronzer to give 'just caught the sun' rather than 'looking a bit orange'. It blends nicely and it lasts on my skin, though if you're more combination-skinned, you might like to apply a little setting powder over it to get maximum longevity. For blush, it's another new find in the Summer Fridays Blush Balm in Warm Desert | £28. This is such a lovely, foolproof formula; you can swirl it directly onto the skin and blend the edges with your fingers or a brush, and... you won't end up looking like a clown! 'Blush balm' is such an accurate description, because it does have this softer, sheerer look to it. It's not overly dewy or shiny and has good longevity on my skin (though this can be boosted with a bit of powder). I love this warm reddish-tan tone too.

I like to keep things simple for the eyes and one of the few shades I love as a one-colour, all-over option is the Nudestix Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour in Copper Foil | £20. This is a quick eye crayon so just swipe it a couple of times to cover your lid, blend out the edges with your fingers and trace it across the lower lash line and you're done. The creamy formula sets down nicely after a few seconds, though if you have oily lids, you might want to use a primer underneath. This warm orange-gold colour has such a lovely, metallic, dimensional finish on the lids; I love it! I then like to tightline with the Huda Beauty Creamy Kohl Eye Pencil in Very Brown* | £19. I really like a warm, chocolatey brown like this as a softer, more natural alternative to black and this formula has great longevity and doesn't transfer, even in warmer temperatures.

For my brows, if I've recently had a tint and thread, I'll just go in with the Refy Brow Sculpt | £16 | full review | which is a clear waxy gel with hold, to define the brows and add that fluffed-up volume. If it's been a while since I had my brows done and I want to fill in some little gaps, darken my brows or even out some asymmetry, I then use the Refy Brow Pencil (Medium) | £14 | full review. This is a super-fine, long-wearing, natural-looking brow pencil that can be used to draw in each individual hair. I then finish off my eyes with a bit of the L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara | £10.99. Whilst this isn't specifically waterproof or a tubing mascara, it doesn't flake or smudge on my eyes during the summer months. It has a narrow, plastic applicator so you can really get into the roots of your lashes and comb it through to give a good coating. It gives serious length and separation, as well as some volume without clumping, which is exactly what I want from a mascara.

Finally, we have lips. I quite like laying down a matte base at the moment and using a glossy balm or oil over the top, which I'll put in my bag for any top ups I want to do during the day. Lately I've been starting with the Refy Lip Blush in Amber | £16. This is such an interesting colour; it doesn't apply the same as it looks in the bullet, it's more of a warm peachy-orange than a rosy colour. But I really like how it looks once it's on my lips (I do also think it pulls your natural lip colour) and the formula is really interesting; it's a kind of shine-free balm without having a matte finish. It has that kind of blurring, gliding quality to it too. I then like to top things off with the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil in 09 Chocolate | £22. I love a lip oil for a glossy wash of colour without the stickiness of a gloss, plus you get that extra nourishment. Clarins still do my favourite formula and I love this kind of brown-berry colour. It works beautifully over the top of more matte, long-wearing lip colours too. 

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