Wishlist: Summer Makeup

may makeup wishlist for summer

1.Benefit Eye Bright Pencil 2.Chanel Le Vernis in Distraction 3.Lily Lolo Mineral Shimmer in Stardust 4.Estee Lauder DayWear BB Creme 5.NARS Blush in Deep Throat 6.Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 7.Benefit Cha Cha Tint


The sunshine and warm weather we’ve been having this week has made me want to ditch my usual makeup routine and go for something a bit brighter and lighter. I want to try and avoid using foundation as much as possible this summer, so a good concealer and a BB cream/tinted moisturiser will be essential. My favourite foundation is by Estee Lauder (Double Wear Light) so I’m hoping their DayWear BB cream will be up to standard. I haven’t read many reviews of it on blogs though, so if you’ve done a review/read one recently please point me in the right direction!

As you can probably tell, I love all things coral and peach in the summer. I’ve never tried any of the NARS blushes but they’re extremely popular with bloggers so I think I must be missing out! This shade looks so pretty and summery. I hardly ever bother painting my finger nails because I’m lazy and have horrible stubby wee nails, but I do always like to keep my toes looking nice in the summer so a nice bright nail polish, like Chanel’s Distraction, is high on my wishlist at the moment too.

When the sun comes out, it makes me want to douse myself in highlighters for some reason! At the moment I’m loving Benefit Girl Meets Pearl and the Lily Lolo Mineral Shimmer I mentioned in my Lily Lolo review. My sample pot of Stardust has almost run out, so I will definitely be purchasing the full sized version soon. I’ve been wanting the Eye Bright pencil for ages now but have never got round to ordering it. I think it would be perfect for summer though as I can never be bothered to do proper eye makeup when it’s hot, so something to make my eyes look big, bright and wide awake would be great.

Have you tried any of these products? What’s on your summer makeup wishlist?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Caroline says:

    That Chanel nail polish is the perfect shade for summer! I tried Cha Cha tint the other day and it's a lovely colour, I really want it now & Sunbeam too! Tempted to get them this weekend whilst there's 10% off beauty at Debenhams!

    Caroline x
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  • Michelle says:

    Chanel's 'Distraction' is on my list too! Really need to curb my spending though. I have the Lily Lolo mineral shimmer and don't get nearly enough use out of it for such a pretty product (:

  • I seriously love coral & peach in Summer too, so my wishlist is pretty identical! I'm wondering whether to try out a BB cream instead of foundation as it really doesn't stay on my skin too long once I'm out in the heat! XO

  • Vanessa says:

    I love the peachy coral trend this Summer! Would love to try out Cha Cha Tint!


  • Gillian x says:

    I LOVE Eye Bright, it's one of my favourites for summer 🙂 should maybe buy a new one actually…



  • Morag Lee says:

    I got the eye bright (in a pressed cream form) in the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit a while ago. And honestly you're better off just getting a cheaper, regular light pink eyeliner – Eyeko do an amazing one (not sure what price it is though as I got it in Glossybox).

    I'm also thinking of getting the Collection 2000 concealer once my current one runs out – heard some great things about it!

    Morag x

  • Maria says:

    This is exactly what I want for summer too, it's gorgeous!

    Maria xxx

  • Gem says:

    The concealer is great and such a good price. Tried Estee Lauder tinted moisturiser and it was pants, not tried the BB cream though. Loving all the coral, MAC do some great pinky/coral blush x

  • Lydia says:

    really want to try the cha cha tint! it looks so pretty. the collection 2000 concealer is my all time fave, such a bargain x

  • geehawkes says:

    The benefit eye bright is my absolute go to piece of make up, i cannot express my love for it! I have been re purchasing it for years now! xx

  • .x.Sarah.x. says:

    The Chanel polish looks gorgeous! I might have to treat myself to it on pay day, I'm just in love with all of their Summer collection – so dangerous for my bank account xx

  • Lesley says:

    What a lovely wish list! I'm obsessing over that Chanel polish at the moment. xx

  • katie. says:

    The collection 2000 concealer is definitely a thumbs up from me! Sooo affordable yet, really great results. It's a staple in my everyday make up routine 🙂 x x

  • yessie says:

    Peach and corals are my summer colors too! I just did a post on my summer coral and peachy loves!

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