While we all love a bit of sunshine, sometimes the hot weather can make wearing a full face of makeup uncomfortable.
There’s nothing worse than spending a good 20 minutes perfecting your look in the mirror, only to step outside and sweat it all off in an hour! That’s why we love this easy 10-minute summer makeup routine that will have you out by the pool and glowing like the goddess you are in no-time at all!
Let your skin be the best it can be this summer by taking the time to care for it with a good skincare routine. Fight off those pesky summer spots with an evening cleansing routine to remove all the makeup and dirt that builds up throughout the day! Make sure you massage the cleanser into your skin and give it time to break down the makeup, otherwise you are literally washing the benefits down the drain!
In the mornings make sure you hydrate your skin with a light moisturiser to keep your skin feeling fresh all day long. Remember that the sun will damage and dry out your skin, so opt for skincare with Vitamin E to fight against environmental damage, as well as an SPF to protect it.
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For that perfect summer glow, look for a primer or base with light reflecting particles that will get you gleaming in seconds! If you’re lucky enough to have good skin, you can even wear it alone with just a touch of mascara for an effortless beach-babe look!
For those of you that prefer to wear a foundation, choose a light base such as a tinted moisturiser or BB cream instead of your usual foundation. You won’t want anything too heavy for the daytime so save your favourite full coverage base for the evenings. Remember you can always add coverage to any areas that need it with a concealer.
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Keep it simple by dusting a little bronzer over your cheeks for a quick yet beautiful flush of colour. If you do want to add a pop of colour to your look, opt for a blush in peachy pink or coral tones to compliment your tan. Finish off with a swipe of your favourite highlighter to your cheekbones for a gorgeous glow!
Tip: Simplify your summer makeup bag by choosing cream-based products, not only can you apply your makeup quickly using just your fingers, it will also last longer in the heat.
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Rock that no-makeup makeup look by dusting a little bronzer over your eyelids and adding a bit of mascara for a simple yet pretty eye look. If you prefer a heavier look for daytime, why not add a little liner to your eyes to add a drama, you can even have fun with this and change up your usual black or brown liner with an on-trend pop of colour like emerald green or cobalt blue!
If you’re going for night-time glam, take along a palette with some warm summer tones like browns, bronzes and golds for a quick summer-time smokey eye.
Tip: smudge a little black liner along your lashes and layer up your mascara for added evening drama.
Finish off your perfect summer look with a little gloss or even just a tinted lip balm for a soft daytime look.
Wanna catch the eye of that cutie by the pool? An eye-catching pop of hot pink or coral on your lips looks great in the sunshine and it will instantly glam-up your look!
Tip: Apply a small dab of the lipstick to your cheeks and blend in with your fingers for a really pulled together look!
Lock it in:
Don’t be tempted to finish there! Finish your summer make-up routine with a spritz of makeup setting spray to keep your look locked in place, pop your lip gloss in your beach bag for a quick top up on the go and you’re sorted for the day! Run out of setting spray? Cheat with a light burst of hairspray!
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