Don’t let the Heat Stop You! RayJeweled Beauty shares “How to Get the Perfect Summer Makeup Look”

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 11:46 AM

By RayJeweled Beauty

RayJeweledBeauty Make Up - BellaNaija - July2013 (3)I understand how the summer weather can affect makeup and that’s why we have created this natural everyday look for everyone to try no matter your skin shade. I used minimal products, so you can easily find them and get your amazing finished look.

1.When creating a natural look, it is important for you to cater to your skin first before applying makeup. Drink a lot of water to give your skin a natural glow and keep it healthy. This ensures a beautiful finish to the skin when you apply foundation.

2. Before applying makeup, ensure your skin is cleansed and moisturized. Dirty skin can clog up your pores especially in hot weather and this would lead to pimples and spots.

3. Now, down to the makeup. I used ELF Skin Primer to help the  foundation stay on longer. ELF is a cheap product but it really does a great job in the summer. However, make sure you use one that is great for your skin. If you have oily skin try to stay away from oil based skin primers.RayJeweledBeauty Make Up - BellaNaija - July2013 (6)

4. I filled-in her eye brows slightly with a Sleek Eyebrow pencil and then brushed over it with an ELF eyebrow gel. The eyebrow gel ensures all hairs are aligned nicely and also allows the eyebrows stay defined for longer in the heat. The eyebrows were then cleaned up using a studio sculpt concealer and an angled brush.

It’s best to use a concealer that is in the same shade as your skin for a more natural look.

5. I then used an eye shadow base for her eye lids to ensure the eye shadow colour pops and stays on for longer. Only 3 different colours of eye shadows where used on her lid.

I used a skin coloured eye shadow to highlight under her eye brow which has a rich earthy tone. Be sure to use an eye shadow that is 1 or 2 shades lighter than your skin shade. I also used a dark brown eye shadow which was blended into her crease and lastly a lovely shimmery gold on  and under her eye lid.

Gold is a great colour for eye shadow and goes with any skin shade. Whether you’re very light or very dark there’s always the right gold for you. The reflectors on gold eye shadows bounce off the sun making your eyes glisten and pop.RayJeweledBeauty Make Up - BellaNaija - July2013 (4)

6. I then applied natural eyelashes on the model but alternatively you can just use eye lash lengthening mascara. I later used studio sculpt foundation, lightly using a stippling brush and studio sculpt concealer for under her eyes and any blemishes. Alternatively you can use a BB cream or you can mix your moisturiser with foundation for a lighter coverage.

For that extra glow you should use a bronzer. The one I have used here is the Sleek Contour Kit in medium. Using a bronzer makes the skin look youthful and glow without the makeup looking over done. If you tend to sweat a lot you can use blotting paper. Be sure not to re-apply makeup in the heat, your makeup can look caked and form wrinkles.

7. Lastly, I used a rose pink lip gloss on her lips that really complimented her skin.RayJeweledBeauty Make Up - BellaNaija - July2013 (5)

And that is the finished look. A natural looking makeup look for those hot days. Be sure to let me know any makeup tip you may have for wearing makeup in the heat.

Photo Credit
Photography: Unistar Studios (
Model: Jojo Lara (
Rachel Odunuga is an award winning makeup artist/hair stylist and founder of Rayjeweled Beauty. Rayjeweled Beauty is a beauty company that caters for all types of people taking into account their skin shade and skin conditions. With this we also offer beauty classes when needed. We work on many clients which include brides. We are based in the UK but we also travel around the world when needed.

For bookings visit | Email | Call her on 07956736261.

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  • 20 Comments on “Don’t let the Heat Stop You! RayJeweled Beauty shares “How to Get the Perfect Summer Makeup Look””

    • Godslove22 August 1, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      WOWWWW……..Very nice :)

    • Cool cat August 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      This is still a full make up look, only done with nude colours for a natural look. The model’s skin is also flawless so that helps a lot.

      BN it’d be nice if you featured make up looks for women with problem skin and acne riddled faces. I don’t know if @blackbombshell on insta has a vlog but her pics are awesome

    • Gbemmy'clothings August 1, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      Nice,but What abt we with dark skin?

    • Dora the explorer August 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      Why do we need to see “summer” make-up? It is raining cats and dogs here!!! tell us about waterproof make-up and make-up brands..

      • y August 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM


      • Berry Dakara August 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        Lol! When it’s not raining, it’s hot and humid though.

        Either way, I LOVE natural looking make up. Although, I agree with someone’s comment about a lot of makeup being used, and that the model looks like she has flawless skin.

        Maybe a before and after would have helped?

    • Ibinabo August 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      lmao @ Dora the explorer.. so true tho.

    • Amaka August 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Simple and nice…it’s all about shimmer this summer!
      Don’t over do!

    • Hurperyermie August 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM


    • Amaka August 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      For your waterproof makeup, simply apply petroleum jelly as your primer/foundation!lol

    • lola August 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Which one be summer? DO we have summers in Nigeria? you people need to get real on this BN.

    • jane August 1, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      WOOOW how eeeeevil!

    • Chikaka August 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM

      E.L.F products don’t work for me at all. Their products are more suitable for Caucasian skin.

    • blossom August 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      BN needs to make up their mind on whether they are BellaNaija or BellaEurope or Bellamerica. Naija has no summer biko.

    • Cool cat August 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      @amaka i am in stitches with your comment. Yes, petroleum jelly as primer, come rain or hailstorm no shaking. Lmao

    • Latifah August 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      Summer in Nigeria??? No comment

      • August 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        Over 50% of BN readers are based outside Nigeria. Periodically we will feature content targeted at that part of our audience because it is very important for us to engage each and everyone of our BN family. Thank you.

    • debola August 2, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      This makeup is flawless, job well done 2 d MUA…

    • August 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      Love the look, not too over done.

    • whocares August 15, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      technically its always summer in Nigeria.. except for December (right?) and the rainy seasons I guess, but even at that, the weather rivals the average British summer, so really its make-up that would apply both in summer, and in ordinary Nigerian weather.