My Makeup HOT List

April 16 2018

I’ve tried and tested many makeup routines for very hot/summery weather, and one I always seem to come back to and love, is this one! It’s perfect for those very hot days, I’m talking highs of 30°C’s (80°F’s), if you needed to cover up blemishes, but still want your skin to breathe! I’ve even used it on days I’ve gone to the beach/pool side and it’s worked well.

Below are the products I use, and I’ve dubbed… My Makeup HOT List:


1. SPF MOISTURISER/PRIMER: Bobbi Brown Protective Face Base SPF 50
This protects and primes my face!

2. BROW PENCIL: Benefit Precisely My Brow “6”
This is great for filling in the sparse areas of my brows and comes with it’s own spooly to blend very well!

3. BLEMISH CONCEALER: L.A. Girl Pro Concealer “Fawn”
I dab this onto blemishes and it covers them very well.

4. HIGHLIGHT CONCEALER: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “Caramel”
My favourite concealer for the under eyes, cheek plain and to highlight my brow bone!

5. FOUNDATION POWDER: Makeup For Ever Pro Finish “168”
I apply this with a large powder brush. It gives a really good coverage!

6. BRONZING POWDER: MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder “Delphic”
I love a subtle contour with this particular look, so this bronzer shades in the areas lightly but nicely!

7. HIGHLIGHT POWDER: Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette ‘Fiji/Seychelles’
The BEST highlighter combo ever!! I love to sweep this across my cheeks, above my lips and on the tip of my nose for an added sparkle!

8. MASCARA: Maybelline Lash Sensational
Apart from the fact that mine is personalised with my name on it (hehe thanks Maybelline), it’s such a good mascara! Lengthens and volumizes.. and for only £8 you can’t go wrong!

9. LIP BALM: Lancome Universelle “La Base Rosy”
My lips never felt so soft!! I love this product as it sits like a lipstick, but is in fact a balm/moisturiser! Easy to keep in my bag too!

10. LIP PENCIL: Estee Lauder Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil “16 Brick”
This lip pencil is a slightly richer shade than my actual lip colour, and I love to finish the look by outlining my lips with it!

11. SETTING SPRAY: Rimmel Insta Fix & Go
The perfect setting spray for this look. It doesn’t feel sticky or let my makeup slide off!


Here’s me today rocking the look.

I’m typing this up in a head wrap and a wrapper from my Grandma’s living room in Calabar!


  • Reply Ola Sobodu April 16 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Great post! Can’t wait to try the Bobbi Brown SPF moisturizer/primer. Great SPF moisturizers are hard to come by.
    Looking great btw! xx

    Ola |

  • Reply Henrietta Chikampa April 16 2018 at 4:17 pm

    That highlight..looking beautiful as always..I have heard so many great things about the rimmel insta fix &Go I need to get my hands on it..

  • Reply Tolu April 16 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I love the LA Girl concealers! They are so affordable and come in a load of shades. Personally, I love the Bobbi Brown highlighter quads. They give that sun kissed, “glowing from within” look which is just perfect for summer!! 🙂

  • Reply queen July 1 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Great post! need to try that lancome lip balm!

  • Reply Mbeki November 26 2018 at 2:07 pm

    One of the reasons i love you so much Shirley is your AUTHENTICITY!! i love everything you do but what i love most is the fact that i can tell through the cameras just what a genuinely sweet person you are!…smh so much hate in the world when you find a sweet genuine person you stick there ok!! lol awesome post girl

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