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Getting Your Makeup Summer Ready

Getting Your Makeup Summer Ready

The sun’s out and summer is well and truly here. It means lazy days in the park, BBQs with friends, festivals and trips abroad. But it can also mean melting foundation, sticky lipstick and smudged eyeliner.

Yet, it doesn’t have to. Here’s our guide to summer makeup, with some top tips for staying summer fresh and a few summer makeup looks thrown in too. Check out our SUMMER SAVINGS for all your summer beauty staples.



Tips for keeping your summer makeup in place



Want to make sure your makeup survives the hot weather? Here are a few summer makeup tips to help:

-   Wear less makeup: It may sound obvious but less is more if you want to prevent your makeup from creasing and caking. Just a tinted moisturiser and concealer can work wonders in summer.

-   Don’t forget to primePrimer is your best friend in summer. It goes on after your moisturiser and before your makeup. It will hold your makeup in place without you feeling like you’re wearing an extra layer. Get a FREE Mini Glowful Primer in July, when you buy any Travel Book makeup brush set.

-   Keep things oil-free: Look for both an oil-free moisturiser and an oil-free foundation to cut down the chance of a greasy face in the heat.

-   Wear SPF: You should wear a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen under your makeup every day. When you need to reapply, use a sunscreen powder which you can dust on without using your hands.

-   Avoid cream foundations as the humidity can make you look extra shiny.

-   Choose waterproof versions of your favourite products. We love a waterproof mascara.

-   Carry some blotting paper in your bag. It’s ideal to whisk away any sweat and oil without needing to put on more product.

-   Keep mini makeup in your bag too: Mini versions of your favourite products will help you adjust and add when you need to in summer. They’re also perfect for that holiday when you only have hand luggage to take on the plane.



Makeup looks for summer



Check out these summer makeup looks for a light and breezy summer style. They work for Saturdays in the summer air and night’s out on holiday.



Colour pop eyes



Summer is all about colour, right? One easy way to elevate your usual makeup look and bring the summer vibes is to swap out your regular black eyeliner for a colourful alternative. Pastels are perfect, as is neon and all out colour pops. We also can’t get enough of baby blue lids. If you keep the rest of your makeup more minimal, your eyes will really pop.



Showcase freckles or beauty spots



When you’re heading out in winter, you’re usually focussing on high coverage. But in summer, it’s all about that no makeup makeup glow. And there’s nothing quite as natural as freckles or beauty spots. To amp them up, simply use a freckle pen or go over any beauty spots that get lost under your base.



White hot liner



Bright white liner brings a summery twist on the classic cat eye. To get the look and to keep it fresh with all the definition you need, simply stack a white liquid liner on top of your usual black wing.



Get that dewy glow



A dewy glow brings a bit of life into your makeup and makes it look skin-like. Our dewy foundation brush is an essential to have in your makeup arsenal to create a dewy, natural looking finish. With your base finished, you’ll want to add bronzer and blusher. Highlighter is also key to create that healthy, dewy makeup look for summer. Use our magic wand highlighter brush to apply it to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bone, chin and cupid’s bow. And don’t forget the hydrating and illuminating setting spray to help seal your makeup. Our NEW Summer Skin Bundle is all you need for effortless radiance all summer long. 



Just a little touch of contouring



Contouring and natural makeup don’t always go hand in hand, but hear us out. It is possible to highlight your cheekbones and jawlines in summer with a little muted contouring. Reverse contouring works particularly well. It involves lifting the face using a lighter contour in the higher points of your face. Or you can try massaging the contour in with your hands as their warmth will help it blend in more seamlessly.

Summer Makeup



Pops of pink



Barbiecore is really having a moment right now, and it’s all down to Margot Robbie. Pink blush is perfect, especially when you match it with fuchsia lips.



Glossy lips



As well as dewy skin, lip oils are ideal for summer. Not only do they offer plenty of hydration, but they also bring some high shine and a kiss of colour. Update your summer makeup arsenal with lip oils in your favourite shades and swap them out for your usual lipsticks.

What colours should you go for? Try sweet pink or peach for a traditional summery look. Or try our Pink Grapefruit Hydrating Lip Balm for instant hydration or for a naturally-dewy highlight.



Don’t forget your smokey eyes



Smokey eyes are a going out essential whatever the season. Keep things light and stick to greys or browns to keep your shadow looking effortless. A touch of pink on your lips also gives it a real summery vibe ready for those summer parties. A smudger brush is ideal for creating smokey eyes as the feathered bristles help blur your eyeshadow to get the hazy effect you’re after.



The Takeaway



Yes you’re dealing with the elements in summer, but it is possible to get the makeup look you want and to keep it in place too. So, it’s time to look fresh and get out and about, to enjoy the very best of summer. Check out our SUMMER SAVINGS for all your summer makeup bag essentials.



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