There no better feeling than the warm sun on your skin. There is something about the sun that makes us want to feel free and go out with the bare minimum make-up. On the other hand, the worst feeling is having your makeup feel as if it is literally melting off and clogging your pores. It’s no wonder we would prefer to step away from the foundation and dare I say go au natural?..
Well let’s not get carried away with ourselves! We still want flawless looking skin and contoured cheeks without the heavy dose of foundation.( Are we asking for much? Of course not) On those warm evenings – ditch the foundation and maintain a bronzed and highlighted face without the heavy layers with the help of NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette.
I love that this palette has 8 shades to choose from. You simple choose a shade that best suits your skin tone. You can swirl gently all over your face for a natural sun kiss of colour, or choose a shade darker than your natural tone for a light contouring bronzed effect.
I applied the third shade to the hallows of my cheeks, along my jaw line and both sides of my forehead. This effect is playing with how the light hits your face naturally, leaving you contoured to perfection.
I then take the the shade directly above – which has a yellow tone to it. I then apply this under my eyes to set my concealer. It has a yellow tone that is similar to banana powder, which evens out skin tone.
I then take this pink tone and apply it to my cheekbones, down the center of my nose and forehead. To make my highlight more intensive, I take the NYX Strobe of Genius Palette and use the pink blush to apply to the apples of my cheeks. The strobe of Genius palette is extremely pigmented, with speckles of glitter to really make your skin glow! I feel these two palettes really compliment each other. One giving you a light matte shade while the Strobe of Genius will give you a sun kissed look.
NYX Double Stacked Mascara will lift, curl and plump your lashes. This mascara exaggerates your lashes beyond belief with NYX Double Stacked Fibre Mascara. You may expierence a little fall out when using the fiber base, but a little goes along way and there is no need to load the wand. Gentle tap off excess before applying it to your lashes. For those summer evenings sipping cocktails, when you want to add a little extra vavavoom with false lashes; NYX double stacked mascara is great for blending your lashes while giving you a double lash flutter.
Three simple steps to batting luscious – looking lashes.
Coat your lashes with mascara
- Seal lashes in place with another layer of mascara
Voila! There you have it. My sun kissed look with a natural fresh finish. This is a look I will be recreating a lot this summer and especially while I am on holidays.
NYX Highlight & Contour cheeks €25.25
NYX Double Stacked Fiber Mascara €21.00