Birthday Makeup | The Bronze Edit

Gotta love a bronze makeup look during the summer….

I’m not a huge fan of summer even If I am a July baby lol. One thing I love to do in the summer though is wear makeup that matches the season. My birthday was this week and I always love going that little extra mile with my birthday makeup. I love makeup that makes you look all glowing and bronzed and wanted to pull out those products I think do just that….

I go through phases of wanting to use a high end foundation for my base and try to use an illuminating primer to match too. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation is my go too especially when I want to go all out.  I did hear a lot of mixed reviews about this foundation. You know me no matter what I buy it anyway. I have bought this product over and over again because I love the glow it gives. I don’t know what it is but it looks nice on my skin. It gives a demi-matte finish and has a medium coverage (in my opinion). I usually go for full coverage foundations but this is build able too and looks nice once all your makeup is done too..

For my contour recently I have been loving cream contour sticks and this little gem from Tanya Burr Cosmetics is an absolute lifesaver. I never used to use cream products however this makes application so easy. Just suck your cheeks in and glide it along the hollow of your cheeks, your jawline and forehead. I have the shade light to medium and it’s perfect for my skin tone. I then blend it using my beauty blender, looks so effortless..

To bronze my skin recently Primark Beauty came out with their Bronze range. OMG this bronzer is absolutely insane especially for the price. I think there’s two shades in the bronzers and I picked up the darker one, can’t remember the name though. The pigmentation and the shade itself is perfect for me, you should definitely check them out if you haven’t already loves…

I also love a good multi-use product. You can use theTanya Burr Cosmetics Illuminating Powder in Warm Bronze to bronze your cheeks or add a golden highlight to your cheek bones. What I love about this product is how gorgeous it is on the skin. It gives such a golden glow and can also be used as a lid topper too. I think Tanya did a good job with this collection. It came out last year I think and not sure if you can pick it up still but best trying online. If you have it already what do you think??

If you follow me on Instagram (here @leighannesheila) you will know how much I love eyeshadow palettes and eyeshadow in general. Some of my favourite palettes to use especially when it’s my birthday are the four pan luxury quads from Charlotte Tilbury!! The two I love the most during summer time and the two I used for my birthday makeup were The Dolce Vita and The Golden Goddess palettes.  These two combined are absolutely gorgeous, they scream summer to me!! I love using the enhance shades all over the lids and underneath the lower lashline. The pigmentation is just crazy. No I’m not just saying that because there CT quads but because it’s true. They look stunning on the eyes. There a little pricey but totally worth the purchase….you’ll thank me later xo

To add a bit of a pop on the eyes I love using the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter And Glow Liquid Eyeshadows. I used the shade Bronzed Bell for my birthday makeup and I also used one of the new Pixi Beauty Liquid Fairy Lights in the shade Bare Brilliance. It’s such a stunning colour and an alternative to the Stila ones. You can see swatches of the fairy lights in my recent blog post HERE

If you want to just to use one shadow on the lid and want easy application the Colour Chameleons from Charlotte Tilbury are amazing. I love the shade Bronzed Garnet, it’s my favourite eyeshadow stick in her line. I use it a lot underneath the bottom lashline and then smudge it out with the enhance shades from the palettes. Trust me it looks beautiful, pick one up you’ll see…

I think I should have dedicated this post to all things CT but you know when you want to use luxurious items for your birthday makeup CT products are always the ones that win. I have been in love Charlotte’s Eyes to Mesmerise cream shadow pots ever since I discovered the brand. The shade Bette is the most gorgeous gold cream shadow I’ve ever seen. It’s named after the iconic Bette Davies and it looks so beautiful on the eyes during the summer. One tip I will give you is add the pop shade from the two palette’s above to make it look even more gorgeous…

We’re almost there loves. One thing I love to do to make my make up look even more bronzed and glowing is use highlighter. I use highlighter all the time but when it’s a special event or my birthday I love using highlights that give the most nicest glow without it being too overboard. One palette I love using and picked up this year was the Huda Beauty Bronze Sands Edition palette. It has four shades, Barbados, Maldives, Aruba and  Bora Bora. The first shade is a cream highlight and is designed to be the base shades. You then use the other shades on top of each other. I’ve tried this and it looks stunning, there’s no cakeiness either. You can use these highlights as a single highlight too. Huda also has the Pink Sands, Golden Sands, Summer and Winter versions of these palettes…

Lastly we all love a good lip colour in the summer. My go to summer shade is of course from Charlotte Tilbury and that is one of the brighter shades. Miranda May has been mentioned on the blog before but for a nude lip Penelope Pink or Kim KW are gorgeous too. During the summer I love using a gloss and the lip Lustre’s I love the most are Ibiza Nights and Seduction. Definitely summer staples if you ask me…

Check out my summer bronze makeup favourites below….

What are your summer staples???

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