My Summer Makeup Essentials

My Summer Makeup Essentials

Summer Beauty Essentials - Retro Flame - Erika Fox

Benefit Brow Kit (Light) // Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (Ecru & Sand) // Real Technique Brushes // Rimmel Eyeliner // Sleek Blusher & Conturing Palette // Estee Lauder Mascara // Estee Lauder Pure Envy Lipstick // Rimmel Apocolips Lipgloss // Urban Decay Naked Palette

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of comments/emails asking about the different makeup products I use (especially from fellow redheads) so here is a quick overview of my Summer Makeup Essentials. As I’m definitely not a makeup expert, I usually keep it very simple & stick to the products which I know suit me by now. I’m also forever begging my sister, Kaelin (who loves makeup), for some tips & new product recommendations. Over the last few months, I’ve discovered some amazing products so I wanted to share these finds with you too.

My skin is far from perfect, so personally, I love a foundation with really good coverage. I’ve tried so so many different brands over the years and was a Mac-addict for ages. But this year I’ve discovered Estee Lauder foundation and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever look back! For daytime, I wear the Double Wear Light Foundation or else the normal Double-wear in the shade ‘Ecru’. Then for nights out or for events, I wear Double Wear in the shade ‘Sand’. I swear by this brand!

Eyes & Brows:
Like a lot of you I’m sure, I’m a big fan of the Naked eyeshadow palettes. I have the 1st & 3rd one and rarely use any other eyeshadows. The eye liner I use is the Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner and I’ve recently become obsessed with Estee Lauder Mascara. As I mentioned, a few fellow redheads have been commenting lately asking me about my eyebrows. At the beginning of this year, I tried out HD Brows for the first time and I am now addicted! Prior to this, my eyebrows were just a disaster. I actually did another blog post all about the HD Brow experience if you want to check that out here. Another new product discovery for me this year has been the Benefit Brow Kit in the ‘light’ shade. As I’m a redhead, I obviously can’t go for really dark brows as it would just look ridiculous, so I’ve been searching for so so long for a natural-looking brow kit and this one is the BEST! I just can’t recommend it enough.

My favourite lipsticks this Summer have definitely been the Pure Envy collection from Estee Lauder. I was always a big Mac lipstick fan but I found that they really dried out my lips so I just had to make a change. My favorite is the ‘120 Desriable’ shade which is a nudey/pink colour and just goes with everything. I also adore the Rimmel Apocolips glosses -such good, long-lasting lip glosses.

Conturing & Blusher:
For conturing, I swear by the Sleek Conturing Palette and this Summer my favourite blushers have been coral ones from Sleek & Clinique. I actually still haven’t found a favourite blusher, so if you know of any nice ones which might suits me, I’d love to hear about them?

Summer Beauty Essentials - Retro Flame - Erika Fox

So that’s a very quick overview of the products I’m currently using. Hopefully you found a few recommendations that you might enjoy trying. Be sure to let me know your favourites as well in the comments below?

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far!

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


  1. Mi Mi Mendine

    6 August

    I love the way you do your make up! My favourite products are Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation and Make Up Store’s Tri Brow Kit. Those two I always have to have. All the rest of my make up products changes more often.


    MI MI MENDINE, Finnish fashion blogger living in Dublin

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