There’s nothing worse than having your makeup routine completely perfected, only for summer to come around and through humidity, heat and hay-fever your way, and it changes everything.
Not only does summer mess with my skin, but I’m now on a makeup buying ban for a little while, and I’m also no longer buying makeup that isn’t cruelty free, and while you’d think that these bans would limit my options for the summer, I’ve managed to find myself a summer kit that’s not only completely cruelty free, but actually every item is also under £10!
Primer – The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer – £5.50
This is my all year round primer, but it really holds its own even against the struggles of summer!
Foundation – The Ordinary Serum Foundation – £6
I love both of the foundations from The Ordinary, but tend to use Coverage more in the colder months and switch to Serum from Spring onwards as its a lighter formula but the coverage is still very good!
Blush/bronzer/highlighter – Makeup Revolution – (my set now discontinued)
I’ve had this little palette for a while now, but as the shades are a little darker than what I would normally wear, I save it for summer when I’ve tanned a little bit and can get away with glowing a little more.
Highlighter – Makeup Revolution Baked Matte Lights Highlighter – £3
I love this highlighter as its a great base for building on. I normally start with a good layer of this matte highlight and then go over it with a shinier highlight.
Eyeshadow primer – NYX Proof It! – £6
I swear by this primer, and if you read my blog a lot you’ll have seen this mentioned over and over because it is really that good!
Eyeshadows – Colourpop Supershock Shadows – $5
The only downside of these eyeshadows is having to pay international shipping and customs (I actually bought mine in the US) but I think they’re fab! They blend so nicely and hold up well under summer conditions.
Brows – NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade – £6
Ever since I reviewed this recently I’ve been using this pomade. Its such great value for money and such a good product.
Mascara – Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – £8.50 (for travel sized)
I only bought this in a travel size because I do love my current mascara and I just wanted to try it out, but its a fab little cruelty free mascara.
Setting spray – Urban Decay All Nighter – £10 (for travel sized)
Say hello to your new favourite setting spray and say goodbye to your makeup running. Despite being a travel sized bottle, its still pretty large and will last you through summer no problem!
Here’s to a summer of long lasting makeup!