This summer, keep your skin looking radiant, dewy and fresh – no matter how hot it gets outside! While you give your skin a break from heavier makeup, that doesn’t mean you need to abandon your beauty routine entirely. Read on for 5 tips to keep you looking stunningly gorgeous all summer long.
- Keep it in place with a primer
If a primer isn’t already in your beauty staples kit, then it should be. Think of it as the base that will bring everything together, giving a smooth, flawless look. Apply after moisturiser and before any other makeup – with its ultra-light texture, you won’t even feel that you have an extra layer on. Plus it gives your make-up far better hold throughout the day, keeping everything in place from day to night.
- Add a summer glow
Whether you’ve got a head start on your summer tan already and want to keep it looking good, or you just want the cheat’s guide to a summer glow – bronzer is a summer must have. Avoid bronzers with an added shimmer though – for natural radiance, let the sun enhance your features instead. Don’t go for an all-over look – less is definitely more in this case! Dab bronzer strategically on cheekbones, forehead, lids and chin, and clavicles.
- Brighten up your eyes
A lighter summer beauty routine means leaving out the usual ritual of concealers foundation, but what do you do about those dark circles? A summer-ready way lighten them up is to use a tinted eye cream, followed by a light touch of light-reflecting translucent powder. To deal with fine lines under your eyes, swap powder for a cream illuminator instead. Finally, give your lashes a break from heavy mascara and opt for a clear mascara instead of the usual black or brown – this will avoid any panda-eye scenarios at the poolside or beach!
- Skip the sticky gloss
In keeping with the lighter, fresher summer beauty feel, go easy on your lips too. Sticky glosses can feel heavy and uncomfortable in the heat – so to give yourself a pop of colour, go with a dab of tinted balm or a lip stain instead. If you’re more of a colour punch kind of gal, then add some matte lipstick in coral, orange or even classic red – for an instant pout that’ll leave you looking totally polished.
- Set and spray
Last but not least, try a cooling setting spray for the ultimate quick summer fix. Light and refreshing, it feels wonderfully hydrating on a scorching day – even better, it keeps skin looking and feeling plump and fresh too, as well as helping your makeup stay in place for a smudge-free result. Leaving you with a radiant, dewy complexion, make a spray your ultimate summer beauty pick.