A bit of a late post from me tonight ladies as I've been in London all afternoon for a very exciting blog meeting with a really big brand, I can't say too much yet but I'll be sure to let you know when things get going! Anyway moving on from that and onto the highly important subject of summer eye make up...When it comes to the hot months of the year (I'm still in shock Britain has actually had hot moths this year!) I do think less is more. Nobody wants melty heavy panda eyes as they laze in the sun so I've cut down on the eye liner, upped the shimmer and gone fluttery with the lashes. To create this look I start with one of my all time favourite make up items, the Benefit Ceaseless Cream Shadow in 'Birthday Suit'. The huge dent that exists within the pot is testament to how perfect it is. I've done a full review here, but basically it's the perfect subtle champagne shade with just the right amount of shimmer that makes it an ideal pretty base shadow that lasts literally all day. I take it all over the lid and under the waterline then add a bit of depth and contour with various powder shadows. I actually think eye shadow is more important in my current eye look than eye liner- shock horror- but I still can't help but add a little liner with my new holy grail pencil, the Maybelline Master Smokey. This is so pigmented and easy to work with making it super quick for me to draw a thin line around the outer corners of my eyes and blend out for a natural lash thickening, eye enlarging look. This can also be used in liberal amounts all over the lid to create a cracking dark smokey stunner, oo la la. One thing I never scrimp on no matter what the weather is mascara and I've actually found one I prefer to my beloved Next Volumiser- the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara. The best thing about this is how transfer proof it is. Because of how long my lashes are I often end up with a line of mascara below my eyebrows, but this stays put purely on my lashes and also gives incredible volume, length and definition. One for the wishlist. Or for the Boots basket.
What are your summer eye staples?