Summer makeup tips

No one wants to wear a full face of make-up in the heat or by the pool, but a light application can give you that extra confidence boost should you need it.

Even if you don’t normally wear makeup, just a flick of mascara or a slick of colour to the lips can give you that finished look. Especially when worn with your best shades of colour.

I’m often asked about my makeup routine. I tend to switch up my makeup shades and products to reflect the change in weather. During the summer and warmer months I’ll choose a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation if I’ve got a bit of colour and bronzer rather than a blush.

Here’s my light summer essential make-up routine

This usually takes me less than 10 minutes to apply.

1. After cleansing, apply Rose Day Cream (includes SPF25) to face and neck

2. Apply tinted moisturiser in a shade which matches my skin tone (currently I’m using light-medium shade)

3. Sweep kaleidoscope bronzing powder across forehead, cheeks and chin (or use golden sand highlighter or rio pressed bronzing powder)

4. Apply melon eyeshadow all over eyelid (the highlighter and the bronzing powders can also be used)

5. Sweep navy mascara over lashes to add colour and lengthen (more complimentary than black. Black/brown and brown also available)

6. Use crushed berry 2 in 1 cream on lips (if you’re warmer tend try sunset glow instead)

7. Use blonde brow pencil to define and shape my eyebrows

As you can see – nothing too complicated!

If tinted moisturiser doesn’t give you enough coverage, then stick to a lightweight foundation like the morning light foundation. Most people tend to need a different shade in the summer versus the winter. I move from Porcelain to Oyster. Sometimes I’ll mix the shades together to achieve a better colour match if one looks to light or dark.

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