As much as i wish i could, i cant go out with zero makeup on; my brows just need some attention! and besides, doing my makeup is something i really enjoy. However there are days when i can't be bothered to slap on a load of makeup, especially in the summer. Recently, my skin has been behaving quite well and with inspiration from Lisa Eldridge, i've stripped back my makeup and i love the results!

 Much to my surprise i've been loving the look of my skin with no foundation, opting first for primer (Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer) to slightly even my skin tone and help everything last and then concealer (Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- Fair 1) on any blemishes, redness and under my eyes. I also like to add another concealer (Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti- Fatigue Effect + Radiant Glow Concealer) under my eyes to add extra coverage to my awfully blue under eyes and brighten things up there, especially due to skipping foundation. I recently bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and i've been liking blending in my concealer with this. Got to powder to set this in place (Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder - 001 Transparent) and that is base done in under two minutes!

Eyebrows time and as I mentioned in my natter about the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette i've been using Frisk with the Zoeva 317 Wing Liner Brush to keep the brows defined but natural. Back to the skin and sometimes the only thing i've been doing is dusting bronzer (Soap & Glory Solar Powder) all over the skin and then building it up on the cheeks and temples, often with the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush which is a dream!

However sometimes I also like to add a little bit of blusher to my cheeks (Mac Powder Blush- Well Dressed) and a touch of highlighter (Nars Highlighting Blush Powder- Albatross) to the tops of my cheekbones, my cupids bow and whatevers left on the brush down the nose and in the centre of the forehead as highlighter is my current obsession.

A quick curl of the lashes (Shu Umera Eyelash Curlers) and then a coat of mascara (L'Oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara- Black) before often finishing with the Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Chic which is a perfect peachy, pinky nude for spring/ summer. If your normally a stubborn matte lipstick kinda gal like me, give this lipgloss a go as it will definitely make you change your ways and opt for gloss a lot more. 

This makeup is perfect for the summer or when your in a rush but can still be stripped back by not adding the highlighter or extra concealer and looks so natural, fresh and pretty.
Sorry for the slightly washed out lighting!
Catherine x