Summer beauty is a fine balance between embracing your natural beauty, protecting it, and accentuating it.
Unlike during the winter you really need to stick to light products like lip balms with SPF, BB creams, & of course, sunscreen.
During the wintertime, we all enjoy playing with lipsticks, dramatic eye-looks & contouring but when the sun comes out to play for summer – those lipstick melt, the eye shadows smudge and the contouring can appear unnatural & severe.
Summer Beauty Tips
1. SPF for the win:
2. Forget the foundation, hit up a BB cream:
If you feel you need some coverage then opt for a BB Cream.
BB Creams already have SPF in them so you can skip the first step if you’re wearing one of these babies!
3. Set & spray:
Bronzer can be a girl’s best friend in the summertime.
Not only does it give you that sun-kissed glow but it actually also can help minimize the look of imperfections on your skin.
Also, take your bronzer and apply it to your eyelids as either your entire lid, or just crease shadow. Applying bronzer to your lids will help your sun-kissed look appear more natural.
*One warning about bronzer though: bronzer carefully & bronze lightly. Don’t over contour with your bronzer because the sunlight will actually make those lines look more severe, and unnatural. Stick to just bronzing the areas that the sun would naturally touch your face.
5. SPF Balm:
I think I can say with some certainty that you probably don’t want age spots on your lips. Well, the best way to avoid those nasty spots is to apply an SPF balm to your lips. Treat your lips like you’d treat your skin, protect it! My personal favourite SPF lip balm has to be my Sugar Lips treatment in Rose.
6. Choose Matte Shadows:
Since I typically go for a dewy skin look I opt out of sheens/shines for my eyes. I instead typically just wear matte eye-shadows to balance my look.
One of my favourite eye-looks that I wear is my bronzer (noted above) as a crease colour with my NYX matte white eye-shadow in “white “. NYX’s matte in White is a great lid & highlight colour for a natural looking eye-shadow look.
7. Skip Mascara / False Lashes
I am a lash girl, always have and always will be – but during the summer I have learned (the hard way of course) that holding back on the mascara is always a good idea when heading to the beach, or a pool.
When it’s hot out your makeup has a tendency to smudge and transfer; when mascara transfers onto your lids and under-eyes you end up having the much-dreaded raccoon eyes and frankly, that’s just not cute.
Avoid putting lots of mascara on your lower lashes to avoid the dark under-eyes look.
Try either putting on less mascara or brown mascara on the top lashes to avoid the transfer and to create a more natural look. If you just can’t go out without mascara then try a waterproof one.