Heat It Up

It’s safe to say that ever since January 1st I’ve been done with Winter. I can only handle so much pale skin and knitwear before I start daydreaming about sipping a Mai Tai by the pool – I can’t help it, I’m a summer junkie! So yes, I admit, I’ve been scrolling through SkyScanner every day and I’ve been adding an ungodly amount of bikinis to my ASOS basket, but I’m only human. Don’t judge me.

Winter makeup was all about the cool, earthy tones for me. Matte skin, fluffy brows and mauve shades were my go-to, but now I’m totally ready to switch it up and start playing around with some new looks ready for when the sun comes back out (come on girl, I see you, you can do this). So when I was scrolling through my favourite makeup artists’ Instagram the other day (the incredible Ariel Tejada, otherwise known as @makeupbyariel), I remembered the amazing look he did for Kendall Jenner last summer in Cannes. He gave her deep bronzed skin, soft eyes and a gorgeous bright orange statement lip. The makeup screamed ‘Summer glam’ to me and I just had to recreate it.


What a dream! Keep scrolling to see my finished look and a full breakdown of all the products I used! Now please excuse me whilst I go and cry into a holiday brochure…

G x


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Product Breakdown

For the base:

  • Mac Strobe Cream in ‘Pinklight (Original)’
  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid in ‘NC40’ mixed with:
  • Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in ‘Siberia’
  • Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in ‘SX06’ to highlight
  • LA Girl Pro Concealer in ‘Toast’ to contour
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in ‘Translucent’
  • Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in ‘Dark Tan’

For the glow:

  • Kiko Water Eyeshadow in ‘208’
  • Mac Fix + to intensify highlight and set the skin

For the eyes:

  • Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 shadows in ‘Stark’, ‘Frisk’ and ‘Cover’
  • Kiko Water Eyeshadow in ‘208’
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in ‘Dark Brown’
  • Kiko Intense Colour Long Lasting Pencil Liner in ’16’
  • Maybelline Lash Sensation in ‘Very Black’
  • Eylure Lashes in ‘157’

For the lips:

  • NYX Slim Lip Pencil in ‘Hot Red’
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in ‘San Juan’