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.
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.
Ben Nye White
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.
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.
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 & Blush palettes
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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