THE SUMMER SERIES PT 2: MAKE-UP

Sun kissed skin, flushed cheeks and gently stained lips..

The words “summer beauty” conjure up visions of sun kissed skin, flushed cheeks and gently stained lips. Summer is a time to strip things back, streamline your routine and embrace all there is to love about natural beauty- think minimal makeup with an emphasis on fresh, dewy skin and subtly bronzed features.

There’s a handful of products we can’t live without during the warmer months. Add them to your routine and master the ultimate bronzed goddess beauty look this season. Read on for our ten minute summer face and our must-have beauty essentials this season..

WORDS GEMMA WATTS

PHOTOGRAPHY GEMMA WATTS & SHAUN LYLE

MODEL HOLLY TITHERIDGE


HOW TO:

THE TEN MINUTE SUMMER FACE..

STEP 1.

Use your fingers to apply your sunscreen, primer and tinted moisturiser. We like to leave around a minute between each of these steps to allow the product to sink in before applying the next layer.

STEP 2.

Use a large, fluffy brush to sweep bronzer over the areas of your face the sun would usually hit, working in a 3 shape to ensure you hit the temples, cheeks and jawline. Use your fingers to press a cream blush into the apples of your cheeks and work a creamy highlighter over the tops of your cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow. The warmth of your fingers will allow your blush and highlighter to melt seamlessly into your foundation for the most natural look possible.

STEP 3.

Scribble a creamy bronze eye crayon over the outer third of your eyelid, then apply a bright champagne hue to the inner corners to add dimension. Blend these together using a clean finger. Use a brow gel to brush your eyebrows up and out, embracing their natural shape.

STEP 4.

Apply a lightly tinted lip balm to give your look a hint of polish, tying each element in together.

STEP 5.

Complete your easy summer beauty look with a spritz of setting spray to ensure your summer beauty look withstands the heat.




YOUR SUMMER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS.

1. SPF

It’s essential to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen year ‘round, but no more so than during the summer months. Opt for a hydrating formula that will work as well on the beach as it will underneath makeup.

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2. MATTIFYING PRIMER

Regardless of your skin type and texture, the summer heat can cause your skin to sweat and leave your skin with an oily sheen. Counteract the effects of the heat and keep that base in place by using a primer formulated specifically to mattify the skin.

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3. TINTED MOISTURISER

There are few things worse than the feeling of heavy makeup on a hot day. Allow your skin to breathe by swapping out traditional foundations for the lightweight coverage of a tinted moisturiser.

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4. BRONZER

There’s no beauty look more synonymous with the summer than a sun kissed complexion. Fake your way to a beach babe glow with a light diffusing bronzer.

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5. CREAM BLUSH

Products with creamy consistencies are a dream in the summer as they can be applied using your fingers and won’t sit uncomfortable on top of your foundation the way powders can, instead blending seamlessly into your base. A cream blush will give you a healthy flush in an instant.

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6. CREAM HIGHLIGHTER

Applied to the tops of the cheekbones, brow bone and cupid’s bow, a cream highlighter will catch the light and give you an ethereal glow.

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7. EYE MULTITASKERS

When it comes to summer eye makeup, look for products that can be applied without any additional tools so you can take your look from the beach to the bar with minimal fuss.

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8. BROW GEL

Natural, brushed out brows will keep your look fresh and youthful- essential when creating the perfect summer beauty look.

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9. LIP BALM WITH SPF

Look for a tinted balm with SPF to pack your lip colour and sun protection into one.

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10. SETTING SPRAY

Setting spray is your antidote against summer heat. A few spritzes will keep your makeup looking fresh all day- plus you can keep it on hand for when you need a quick cool down.

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