Summer-Ready Beauty: Our Tips for a Fresh & Effortless Summer Makeup Look
Whether it’s hot and the sun’s out, summer’s only just beckoning, or you’re in the thick of winter, you can get that sun-kissed effect all year. It’s all about swapping heavy makeup for a vibrant glow and, in actual summer, creating a completely heatproof glow. There’s a fine line between glowy and oily, and while summer can bring on those sun-kissed cheeks and dewy complexions, the heat and humidity can also exacerbate dryness and leave your skin feeling thirsty.
But even for the most dry-skinned beauties out there, with a proper summer skin routine, you can embrace the radiance of summer while keeping your skin comfortable and hydrated. So, keep scrolling for tips for successful summer glow makeup.
Your Skincare Guide for Glowing Skin in Summer
The foundation of a flawless summery look is healthy, hydrated skin. Here are your must-haves for skincare during summer:
1. Suncream Is Your BFF. Sunscreen is a non-negotiable, period. Look for a lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF with Hyaluronic Acid or Squalane ingredients to boost hydration. Napoleon Perdis’ dewy sunscreen ticks all the boxes, offering sun protection and dewy radiance in one luxurious step.
2. Hydration Heroes. Hydration is vital to maintaining a healthy glow. Ditch the heavy cleansers and swap them for gentle, hydrating formulas with good-for-your-skin ingredients such as Micellar Water, Kakadu Plum, and Aloe Vera. Find the hydrating cleanser that cleanses and nourishes in one sweep, leaving skin feeling squeaky clean but never stripped.
3. Moisture Makeover. Amp up your moisturiser. Opt for lightweight formulas rich in Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides. Reach for products with nourishing ingredients like Vitamin C to protect the skin and boost its elasticity. Remember your nightly dose of hydration with a richer cream, and give the delicate skin around your eyes some extra love with specialised eye cream.
4. Exfoliate with Care. Exfoliation is key to removing dead skin cells and boosting radiance, but be gentle on dry skin. The goal is to revive dull or flaky skin for a fresh canvas. Opt for chemical exfoliants like AHAs, BHAs, and even Retinol to avoid irritation. These are especially good for the exfoliation of sensitive skin.
The Key to a Flawless Base
Now that you’ve prepped your skin, let’s create a flawless base for a summer glow makeup look:
– Use a Hydrating Primer. The best primer for dry skin is a hydrating hero to create a dewy canvas that lasts, so forget cakey, matte primers. Ready your skin with a super hydrating primer that can plump, smoothe, and prep your canvas for flawless makeup application.
– Opt for Summer-Suitable Foundation. Especially in summer, you should ditch the heavy foundations and embrace lightweight, breathable formulas. Tinted moisturisers or BB creams are the best foundations for summer, as they offer sheer coverage while still evening out skin tone.
Staying Fresh in the Heat with Summer-Proof Makeup
Summer makeup needs to be sweat-proof and comfortable. You don’t want to create a look that slides off the moment you step out the door. Thankfully, modern product formulations and advancements in cosmetics have made the task much more manageable. The key is to keep it simple, using only products that can be trusted with the task. Here are your must-haves:
– Cream Blushes for a Natural Flush. Skip the powder blushes that can emphasise dryness. Cream blushes deliver a dewy, natural flush of colour that sits beautifully on your skin.
– Waterproof Mascara is a Must. Summer calls for waterproof mascara that won’t run with sweat or humidity. Long, hot days require mascara that stays put, defines lashes, and adds drama without smudging.
– Setting Spray for Lasting Glow. Lock in your flawless look with a setting spray. A specially formulated lightweight mist can keep makeup in place while delivering a hydrating boost to combat summer dryness.
Sun-Kissed Summer Makeup Look Essentials
Year-round, but especially in the hotter months, you want beauty essentials to help you achieve that perfect sun-kissed look without compromising your skin’s health. Less is more, and a subtle glow can go a lot further than you think.
– The Illuminator. Boost your glow with a few drops of a liquid highlighter to add a touch of shimmer and dimension to your cheeks, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. You could even mix this with your foundation at the peak of summer for some serious just-back-from-holiday luminescence.
– Hydrating Lip Gloss. Drying lipsticks simply won’t do, especially in summer. Stock up on a nourishing lip gloss with SPF. Lip glosses that add a touch of colour and protect your lips from the sun’s harmful rays get bonus points.
Radiate Confidence with an Effortless Glow
Embracing the summer makeup look can be a year-round option with the right products. And even in the longest, hottest summers, you don’t have to sacrifice your skin’s health or feel uncomfortable in heavy makeup to achieve the glowiest look. With summer makeup essentials, you can enjoy the season with confidence, radiating with a natural, sun-kissed look that lasts.
So, ditch the layers, embrace the sunshine, and let your natural beauty shine through.