Light Summer Makeup Kit

 

In this post I’m giving you a peek into my professional makeup kit, at all the products I use for my Light Summer clients.

I also show you how to create custom palettes and eye looks using these products.

Enjoy!

 

Products

Eyeshadow

Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone, Caribbean, Hopscotch, Pink Of Me

Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone, Caribbean, Hopscotch, Pink Of Me

Ben Nye Caribbean, Cobblestone, Smokey Taupe

Makeup Geek Hopscotch, Pink Of Me

These eyeshadows all come in tin pans that can be put into a magnetic palette. The Makeup Geek shadows will fit in 26mm wells, and the Ben Nye shadows will fit in 37mm wells. They’ll all, obviously, fit in a freestyle magnetic palette.

The Ben Nye shadows can be used both wet and dry – applying with a damp brush is especially useful when using a shadow as an eyeliner.

My experience has been that Light Summer is the hardest tone to find eye makeup for. There are a couple of matte neutrals here, though, in Smokey Taupe and Cobblestone, which makes subtle, natural looks easier to achieve here than in Bright Spring, for example. And there are lovely colourful options.

What I find I miss the most is highlight shades, but they’re not absolutely necessary, and most of the looks below don’t use them.

If you do want some, I’d recommend borrowing either Soft Summer’s Sand Dollar, a cool beige, or a white from Bright Winter, and apply lightly.

White, Ice Queen, White Lies, Sand Dollar

White, Ice Queen, White Lies, Sand Dollar

Ben Nye White

Makeup Geek Ice Queen, White Lies, Sand Dollar

I’ve included some of these in the palettes below, but of course they’re optional.

If I find a Light Summer highlight eyeshadow I will update this post.

The shadows I use on clients most frequently are Cobblestone and Smoky Taupe, both on the eyes and through the brows.

Mascara

#102, #101, #100

#102, #101, #100

3ina The Colour Mascara #102

This is the first Light Summer mascara I have ever found, but it is colourful!

If you want a neutral alternative, #100 in the same brand is a Soft Summer grey, while #101 is a True Summer dark blue-grey.

Blush

Misty Pink, Mandarin Red, Coral Spice, Pink Bliss, Scarlet

Misty Pink, Mandarin Red, Coral Spice, Pink Bliss, Scarlet

Ben Nye Misty Pink, Pink Bliss

La Femme Mandarin Red, Coral Spice, Scarlet

These blushes all come in tin pans that can be put into a magnetic palette, and will all fit in 37mm wells.

Lipstick

Softsilver Rose, Primrose, Love

Softsilver Rose, Primrose, Love

Hemp Organics Love

Revlon Softsilver Rose

Zuii Primrose

 

Palettes

I’ve written already about how to make your own custom palette. You can use any of the products listed above, in any of the magnetic palettes linked in that post, to create your ideal palette.

To get you started, I’ve put together some example palettes for Light Summer.

Eyeshadow Palettes

 
4 well palette from  Ben Nye , similar palette also available from  Makeup Mania   Top row:  Caribbean ,  White  (BW)  Bottom row:  Smokey Taupe ,  Cobblestone

4 well palette from Ben Nye, similar palette also available from Makeup Mania

Top row: Caribbean, White (BW)

Bottom row: Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone

4 small/3 large well palette from  Coastal Scents   Top row:  Hopscotch ,  Pink Of Me ,  Sand Dollar  (SSu),  Ice Queen  (BW)  Bottom row:  Smokey Taupe ,  Cobblestone ,  Caribbean

4 small/3 large well palette from Coastal Scents

Top row: Hopscotch, Pink Of Me, Sand Dollar (SSu), Ice Queen (BW)

Bottom row: Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone, Caribbean

 

Blush palette

 
4 well palette from  Ben Nye , similar palette also available from  Makeup Mania   Top row:  Scarlet ,  Pink Bliss   Bottom row:  Misty Pink ,  Mandarin Red

4 well palette from Ben Nye, similar palette also available from Makeup Mania

Top row: Scarlet, Pink Bliss

Bottom row: Misty Pink, Mandarin Red

 

Eyeshadow & Blush palettes

4 well palette from  Ben Nye , similar palette also available from  Makeup Mania   Top row:  Caribbean ,  Pink Bliss  (blush)  Bottom row:  Smokey Taupe ,  Cobblestone

4 well palette from Ben Nye, similar palette also available from Makeup Mania

Top row: Caribbean, Pink Bliss (blush)

Bottom row: Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone

8 large well palette from  Ben Nye   Top row (blushes):  Misty Pink ,  Coral Spice ,  Pink Bliss ,  Scarlet   Bottom row:  Caribbean ,  Smokey Taupe ,  Cobblestone ,  White  (BW)

8 large well palette from Ben Nye

Top row (blushes): Misty Pink, Coral Spice, Pink Bliss, Scarlet

Bottom row: Caribbean, Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone, White (BW)

Freestyle palette from Salt New York in  French Grey , also available in  Black   Top row (blushes):  Misty Pink ,  Coral Spice ,  Pink Bliss   Middle row:  Smokey Taupe ,  Cobblestone ,  Caribbean ,  Scarlet  (blush)  Bottom row:  Hopscotch ,  Pink Of Me ,  Sand Dollar  (SSu),  White Lies  (BW),  Ice Queen  (BW)

Freestyle palette from Salt New York in French Grey, also available in Black

Top row (blushes): Misty Pink, Coral Spice, Pink Bliss

Middle row: Smokey Taupe, Cobblestone, Caribbean, Scarlet (blush)

Bottom row: Hopscotch, Pink Of Me, Sand Dollar (SSu), White Lies (BW), Ice Queen (BW)

 

Eye Looks

I used the 3ina mascara in #102 for all the looks below, and a mix of Smokey Taupe and Cobblestone eyeshadows through the brow.

These first three looks are simple, easy and wearable. They use 1, 2 or 3 eyeshadows, so it’s up to you how much or how little you want to do.

These next three are still fairly simple to create but more impactful.

And that’s it! Happy makeup-ing to all the beautiful Light Summers out there.

 

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