Wow, what a mouthful that title is. Do forgive my massive cheesiness, but I had no other way of describing this great makeup look which will take you minutes and is great for summer!

Step 1: I always like to do my eyebrows, since they do frame my face. Currently I'm using one of the shades in the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette to do this, but this is very symbolic - you can use a drugstore pencil or shadow. I like Catrice's Brow Pencil. If your eyebrows are already full and dark (I'm jealous!), you can substitute the eyebrow product for a concealer (I like Bourjois Healthy Mix, and a good bet is the Collection 2000 one which is insanely popular) or a shimmery white eyeshadow to put on your browbone and cupid's bow!

Step 2: If you have oily skin, a translucent powder will be your best friend in the summer. Currently I'm using Catrice's Skin Finish Compact Powder in 040 Apricot Beige, which does a great job of mattifying the skin. Apply it with a kabuki or big fluffy brush.

Step 3: Blusher is essential for me, as you all know. A great summer color is Barry M's blusher* in number 003 (I think this is Raspberry Pink). You can see my swatches of this product on Lič's website, where you can also order it. :) Applied lightly, this gives a lovely flush, but put a bit more on the blush and you will be left with a gorgeous summery color, Živa approved. :P

Step 4: Mascara! You don't need anything else to make your eyes stand out. Currently I'm loving Essence's I <3 Extreme Mascara. This is super inexpensive and I absolutely adore it - I will never buy high end mascara again! It gives you crazy volume and is really really black. It also lengthens them quite nicely.

Step 5: Nothing will tie a look together (and make you look like you made an effort, when really, you just slapped a few things on yo face) like lipstick. I'm in love with Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivids, the one pictured here is Shocking Coral, a massive favorite of everyone on the interwebz right now. The color is a vibrant, gorgeous orange-ish pink. You can apply it straight out of the tube for a dramatic look, if you want something less dramatic, use a lip brush and blot inbetween applications for a stain effect!

There you have it - an inexpensive, simple makeup routine that will take you from everyday to summer nighttime parties! I do hope you like it, as well as appreciate the photo by the pool during which I almost fell head first (along with all of the makeup) into the water.

*Product was sent to me for review.