Summer has to be my favourite time of the year, especially when it comes to makeup. I love that minimal sun kissed makeup look and I love finding new products that will help me achieve this look. I honestly have such an obsession when it comes to buying bronzers, I love trying out new ones, so I'm pretty excited to be talking about a new favourite in todays post. Today I thought I'd share with you some gorgeous new makeup that I've been trying out from Make Believe that really help achieve a natural summer glow.
For those of you who haven't heard of Make Believe before, they are a tanning brand and I was introduced to some of their products from a blogging event last year. From that moment I became a huge fan of their Instant Wash Off Tan and I've always had a bottle or two in my tanning stash. Recently I attended the CiCiPr Event down in London and some beautifully bonzed girls from Make Believe where there showcasing off some more products from the brand. I was lucky enough to receive a goody bag and was so excited to see that Make Believe had added some makeup bits to their range, perfect to help me get my summer glow.
First up we have the Enhance Sunbeam Bronzer and Blush. Out of all the makeup products from Make Believe this has to be my favourite (like I said, I'm obsessed with bronzer!). I just think this bronzer is so beautifully packaged for a start and I love how its put together in a box that closes with a magnetic strip. Inside you have a mirror and a mini kabuki brush as well as the actual bronzer. - Talk about helping a girl out! I love how Make Believe have added the brush in with the bronzer, its such a nice touch. The bristles on this brush as so soft and I have loved using this to apply my bronzer, the bristles are quite dense so pick up just the right amount of product and it blends bronzer beautifully.
As for the actual bronzer, I love it! This bronzer has a lovely matte finish and I love that it's not too dark or muddy looking. I would say I have a medium skin tone and this bronzer works great used all over my face, but if I want to build it up I can use it as a contour also. Usually I do go for bronzers that are a little darker, but whats so great about this one is that it's really natural looking, so it will suit so many skin tones. As a lover of bronzer, this one from Make Believe gets top marks from me.
Now, no bronzed look or contour would be complete without a highlight. If you really want to look sun kissed then a good highlighter will be your best friend. I really love how Make Believe have thought of everything to achieve the perfect summer look. Again just like the bronzer I love the packaging of this highlighter, it comes packaged in clear plastic which feels a little like the acrylic clear makeup storage units I use. This Enhance Luminize Skin Highlighter comes in a cream form but as you begin to blend it in it feels more like a powder which I love. It's one of those highlights that really work into your skin rather than just sit on top which I prefer as its much more natural looking. Usually I find cream products really hard to blend in but not this one, its perfect.
For me the actual colour of this highlight is perfect, it's named celestial pink, which I think describes the shade perfectly. This highlight does have light pink shimmers to it and is such a beautiful pinky champagne colour. Again very natural looking and it really does a great job at brightening up my makeup look.
The last item in the Make Believe beauty line is the Enhance Shimmer Lip Gloss. I have to say out of all the products here, this is probably the one I'm least excited about it as I'm not really a lip gloss kind of girl. However this one is actually very pretty and smells deliciously fruity. I think when it comes to creating natural summer makeup a nice neutral glossy lip works perfectly and if you don't want to wear anything too dramatic on your lips then this one from Make Believe would work great. I actually find the lip gloss to be quite thick in texture which doesn't really appeal to me as it does feel a little heavy, but I do love how it's not too shiny. It actually makes my lips look really plump and juicy (is that a thing?). It's not too sticky either which again is something I look for in a lip gloss.
Overall I love this little collection on makeup bits from Make Believe. As you all know by now I'm a summer girl at heart and this kind of makeup completely appeals to me. Out of all the products the bronzer is by far my favourite, I'm using it daily. Be sure to head over to the Make Believe website (here) to have a look at all their products including their amazing tanners.
I would love to know what summer makeup has made its way in to your makeup bag? Let me know in the comments below.
Lots of Love