Summer makeup is all about embracing the warmth and vibrancy of the season.
The Perfect Summer Look
When it comes to creating the perfect summer look, there are a few key elements to keep in mind. First and foremost, it’s important to choose products that will withstand the heat and humidity. This means opting for lightweight, longwearing formulas that won’t melt or smudge throughout the day.
Also, choose waterproof mascara to prevent smudging. One of the most important steps in any summer makeup routine is your skincare. Taking care of your skin is essential during the warmer months, as the sun and heat can be particularly harsh.
CLEANSE, HYDRATE and PROTECT are my three top words for summer skincare. Apply a lightweight SPF factor 50 to protect your skin from UV damage, and consider using a primer to keep your makeup in place. I LOVE a tinted SPF that offers sheer, tinted coverage and a warm radiant glow.
Bright, Bold Hues
When it comes to colour, this summer is all about bright, bold hues. Think punchy pinks, vibrant oranges, and tropical blues, largely influenced by the release of The Little Mermaid and the Barbie movies. These shades can be incorporated into your makeup look in a variety of ways, from a bold lip to a pop of colour on the eyes with a wash of shadow or a streak of bright eyeliner.
If you feel daring, try experimenting with neon shades or glittery metallics for a truly eye-catching look, perfect for summer festivals.
Bold colours not your thing? Don’t panic, as neutrals never go out of fashion. You could try “underpainting” your contour under your sheer tinted SPF for effortless sculpting with protection.
Pair with a glossy, glazed lip and a wash of cream blush swept liberally across cheeks, temples and the bridge of the nose, a gentle bronze cream eye colour and a slick of waterproof mascara. Classic, timeless and perfect for summer.
Of course, no summer makeup look is complete without the perfect bronzer. A sun-kissed glow is the ultimate accessory for any summer outfit, and a good bronzer can help you achieve just that. Look for a shade that complements your skin tone and apply it to the high points of your face for a natural-looking finish.
Finally, don’t forget to set your makeup in place with a setting spray. This will help to keep your look in place throughout the day, even in the heat and humidity. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect vibrant and long-lasting summer makeup look.
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