Hot girl summer: Steph shares her go-to makeup look to slay your way through the summer szn
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Hot girl summer: Steph shares her go-to makeup look to slay your way through the summer szn

"I’ve mastered the perfect glowy summer look."

After years of getting my makeup done for The Edge TV and my TikTok algorithm filled with product reviews, you’d think I’d be better at it. I’m definitely no professional… BUT I love it, and I think I’ve mastered the perfect glowy summer look. 

Milk hydro-primer
Tiktok made me buy it, and I’m glad I did. It makes your makeup stick like glue, which is crucial for a sweaty summer. I find when I don’t use it, my makeup rubs off SO much more easily.

SOURCE: Sephora NZ

Nars foundation
I’m currently using the light-reflecting foundation from NARS, but I love all their foundations. This one’s good if you want a dewy, glowy finish. 

Trinny London BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum
I use this on beach days, or those days I want a more natural base. A little goes a long way, but if you want more coverage, you can really build it up. 

SOURCE: Trinny London

Kosas concealer
Ooooohh so creamy. You probably already have this - or you’ve at least heard about it. It’s true - it’s fire. 

MCoBeauty Instant Contour and Highlight & Glow
These products are dupes for Charlotte Tilbury and look just as nice. AND they’re super affordable from Chemist Warehouse… score!

SOURCE: MCo Beauty

Kosas Air Brow
On summer days when I don’t have time/cbf doing my brows, I whip this gel in. I love that it’s tinted too.

Flower Eyebrow Pencil
If I have more time, I bought this on a whim at Chemist Warehouse, and it’s my favourite eyebrow pencil I’ve ever used. It’s super fine and unbelievably affordable.

SOURCE: Chemist Warehouse NZ

Elf Brow Lift
I picked this up from Kmart and it’s just as good as all the expensive gels I’ve tried.

Rare Beauty Liquid Eye Shadow
We’ve all heard of Selena’s liquid blush… but how is no one talking about THIS! A little goes so far, it blends so well, and it’s perfect for those summer nights when you’re too hot and bothered to spend more than 1 minute on your shadow. 

SOURCE: Sephora NZ

Ilia Mascara
This is the first mascara I’ve found that doesn’t give me a smudgy panda eye. It doesn’t drop down - even on my sweaty face!

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb
Good luck getting your hands on Chocolit (it’s sold out in NZ, boo) so I picked it up in shade Fenty Glow  - a perfect summery colour. It’s thick but not sticky. The gloss that is… lol. 

SOURCE: Sephora NZ

Mecca Max Game Face Everyday Palette
This was a part of Mecca’s end-of-the-year limited editions and it ROCKS. It comes with a few gorgeous eye shadows, but the powder bronzer, blush and highlight are the real stars. They’re so pigmented! A little goes SO far, so I’ll probably still be using this for many summers to come.