The Makeup: Summer Updates

The contents of my makeup bag has been pretty consistent recently. BB cream. cream blush, eyeliner, mascara, DONE. But a flick through the makeup stash last week highlighted some beauties that i’d long forgotten.

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation: After 6 months of extremely limited use, I can’t quite decide whether i’ve fallen in love with this one. In terms of coverage it’s a medium to heavy kinda deal. This would be fine if it was easier to blend – me thinks some mixology with a lower coverage product could be the key – watch this space.

Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama: Purchased after months of Tanya Burr raves, this mascara has been added straight into my makeup bag now that I’m trying to ween myself off waterproof mascara (I’m lazy and standard mascara is just far easier to get off). It gives good volume in just a few strokes, along with a decent helping in the length department. No where near as good as Maxfactor False Lash Effect though – that baby will always hold the number one spot in the mascara stash.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy: I dug this out of the stash to use in my Summer Makeup Essentials as one of my favourite summer blushes and realised that I had only used it once so far this year. That’s borderline criminal if I’m honest as the sheer wash of bright peachy pink is perfect for this time of year and suits most skin tones perfectly.

Soleil Tan De Chanel: I’ve been getting a little bored of my super warm toned powder bronzer and fancied something a little more subtle for days when I don’t want to be super bronzed. This is perfect for adding warmth to your face either on top or underneath your base. I apply it with the Real Technique Expert Face Brush or my fingers if i’m on the go. The only downside? It’s a biatch to carry around in your makeup bag due to the size. It does look super pretty though when you pull it out for touch ups…

Sleek Makeup Pout Polish: Another rediscovery courtesy of my Summer Makeup Essentials. On minimal makeup days I’ve been loving a pink lip and this gives a build-able wash of peachy pink colour whilst being super hydrating. It also contains SPF which makes it an essential summers day companion.

After just one raid of my makeup drawer, I feel like I’ve purchased a whole new makeup bag – I think it is time for me to start shopping the stash a bit more instead of the isles in boots…



  1. 06 Aug 2013 / 1:16 pm

    This is pretty similar to my makeup at the moment too, except I don't have any Tarte blushes, even though I'd love to try them!!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

  2. 06 Aug 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I'd love to get my hands on the Tarte blushes, do you know anywhere in the UK that sells them?

  3. 06 Aug 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Great post! I really want to get my hands on some of the Tarte blushes when I hit the states, they're the first on my wishlist! 🙂 ♥

  4. 06 Aug 2013 / 1:56 pm

    I really want to try the Tarte blushes, but they're so hard to get hold of in the UK, annoyingly! I love the Maybelline mascara too, it's so good for the price :)xo

  5. 06 Aug 2013 / 1:58 pm

    Great items! I really want to try the majority of the products you've mentioned.

    Beauty Inside Art

  6. 06 Aug 2013 / 2:30 pm

    I love the tarte blushes! Dollfaced is my favorite right now!

  7. 06 Aug 2013 / 2:37 pm

    That pout polish looks like a lovely shade x

  8. 06 Aug 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I love a bit of maybeline the Falsies too this time of year. Love this post.
    Pipp xx

  9. 06 Aug 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I really want to try the blush!! xx

  10. 06 Aug 2013 / 3:14 pm

    That blush is beautiful!


  11. 06 Aug 2013 / 3:15 pm

    This is a gorgeous photo Suzie!

    – Tabitha at x

  12. 06 Aug 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I love the tan de chanel. Gorgeous product xx

  13. 06 Aug 2013 / 3:49 pm

    that Sleek Makeup Pout Polish sounds great! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  14. 06 Aug 2013 / 4:10 pm

    This blush looks amazing! Great picks xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  15. 06 Aug 2013 / 4:36 pm

    I love the Falsies, I may have to try the False Lash Effect though next time! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  16. 06 Aug 2013 / 5:04 pm

    I have been holding off buying Tipsy for so long now, you may have just pushed me over the edge ! Its gorgeous !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  17. 06 Aug 2013 / 5:04 pm

    The falsies are amazing! And I would ike to try the taste brushes!

  18. 06 Aug 2013 / 6:07 pm

    Ah – it seems like the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel would be perrrfect for summer…or what's left of it. I always look forward to your posts, Suzie! Lovely, as always.

    xo Lillian from

  19. 06 Aug 2013 / 6:11 pm

    SERIOUSLY need I get my hands on the Chanel bronzer!! Might save up my boots points and buy it !xx

  20. 06 Aug 2013 / 6:14 pm

    great pieces! i wish i could try the chanel bronzer soon! xx

  21. 06 Aug 2013 / 6:23 pm

    See i prefer the powder based chanel bronzer!
    Love the real techniques brush though
    S xx

  22. 06 Aug 2013 / 6:44 pm

    It's crazy to think that Tarte blushes are so readily available in Canada, yet for some reason I don't own one yet.
    I think next time I buy a blush, it might have to be a Tarte one.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  23. 06 Aug 2013 / 7:25 pm

    Lovely post! I really want one of those initial make up bags!

  24. 06 Aug 2013 / 9:30 pm

    I love so many of these products <3


  25. 06 Aug 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Love your choice of products here 🙂
    Must try the silk creme foundation!


  26. 06 Aug 2013 / 10:14 pm

    There are a few products here i really want to get my hands on – especially the foundation have read some great reviews!!


  27. 06 Aug 2013 / 10:29 pm

    i can't wait to get my hands on the real technique brushes! they're finally available in Canada 🙂

  28. 06 Aug 2013 / 11:41 pm

    I have a tarte blush myself in doll face that I absolutely love! You've picked some amazing summer products!
    Lovely Notions

  29. 07 Aug 2013 / 5:58 am

    Great summer edit! I've got my eyes on a few of your picks. 🙂

  30. 07 Aug 2013 / 8:11 am

    Maybelline is the bomb when it comes to mascara for me. But I might try the Maxfactor False Lash Effect 🙂

  31. 08 Aug 2013 / 10:31 am

    Since coming back from our honeymoon the Chanel bronzer has been my go to product! Why did I leave it hidden away in a drawer for so long?!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  32. 08 Aug 2013 / 1:40 pm

    This all looks lovely. I also LOVE your makeup bag. Where's it from?

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  33. 08 Aug 2013 / 2:13 pm

    I've also fallen in love with the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
    I feel your 'pain' 😀

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  34. 08 Aug 2013 / 11:19 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful! love the channel bronzer xx


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