My summer basic make up routine- 19th August


I hope everyone got the results they wanted on results day and if not, please understand that sometimes it’s for the best and leads to amazing opportunities you had never previously thought about.


I just want to start this post of with saying that I believe makeup should enhance your natural features rather than creating an entirely new canvas, you should still be able to see individual parts of the person underneath.I also think you should always wear makeup for you and not to please anyone else, you will not enjoy spending ages putting on makeup for someone else if it is not what you want!!

I don’t have the patience to spend ages doing makeup and so I very rarely wear face makeup, I usually use highlighter and eye shadow but this is for a day when I’m wearing a bit more makeup🌻

Liz Earle cleanse and polish is very good at removing any makeup or grime of your skin, leaving it feeling very nourished.

I also use L’occitane cleansers, I choose between different ones!

Simple moisturiser is a good everyday moisturiser and reasonable too!


I sometimes use L’oreal Paris glam nude BB cream which gives quite a light coverage on the skin and makes it look very float.
And the Rimmel stay matte powder in the shade translucent (a classic)to make my face more matte.

Palettes I have been obsessed with this summer! Oh and I’m sorry if some of powders on my palettes have spilt as I have been travelling a lot with them recently.

This beautiful Tarte brush makes it so so easy to use eyeshadow to get the perfect cat eye flick!


Lime crime Venus palette-I usually use the shades aura then shell with Venus on my outer corner! I usually use icon or muse for my cat eye flick.

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My most used shades! Oh and can we just take a moment to appreciate how stunning it is!
Or naked 3 palette- I will usually start with strange as a base colour before moving onto buzz with nooner on the outer corner. I will then mix factory and mugshot, putting that on the outside corner too, I will use muse from the lime crime palette for my eyeliner.

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Mascara(Tarte lights, camera, lashes) occasionally I use mascara for some volume.

Highlighter (my favourite part)- glow it up!
I have recently become obsessed with the Tarte skin twinkle volume II highlighter palette! I highlight on my brow bone, cheek bones, inner corners of my eye and as an eyeshadow base. I use the shade skylight and sometimes daylight.

Lipgloss/lipstick– Clinique chubby stick shade which is very moisturising!!!
Or Mac lipstick in the shade chubby which is a lovely light pink colour.


I’m new to the while swatching dilemma so bare with me!

That’s it! I don’t use much makeup in general as I don’t like to wear it, I only like to enhance my natural features. Let me know your most used beauty products below for summer or in general✨⭐️ I wear even less makeup to school, usually just eyeshadow/eyeliner and lipstick!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, sending positive vibes to you all💘🕊✨ Let me know what your summer makeup essentials are in the comments!

p.s. let me know if you guys are interested in me doing posts on my travels around Asia etc this summer? Or let me know if you would like to see any other posts!!

If you guys want to keep up to date with me a bit more or contact me more easily, you can find me on Twitter @Lifeoflarissa ⭐️⭐️
Larissa xo

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