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Switch Up your Makeup for Summer

As we welcome a change in season, it’s time to revisit your beauty routine and switch up your makeup for summer! Summer is all about natural looking makeup and healthy, glowing skin! As resident Makeup Specialist Lydia Cartwright explains, the focus should be on the formulation, rather than loading your skin with multiple products. So, whether you’re looking for holiday-proof makeup, or just in need of some summer make-up alternatives, follow Beauty Expert’s guide and simplify your makeup for summer.

Opt for a Tinted Moisturiser over a Foundation

Tinted Moisturisers are a must-have edition when it comes to switching up your makeup routine! During hot summer days, the last thing you want is a heavy foundation on your skin which will inevitably melt off within a couple of hours. Tinted moisturisers offer light-to-medium coverage and help to even out the skin tone. They’re also super hydrating and often contain a host of wonderful antioxidants, botanical extracts and vitamins, so your skin will benefit too. Many tinted moisturisers also contain sunscreen for added protection against UV rays.

Beauty Expert recommends: Chantecaille Just Skin Anti Smog Tinted Moisturiser SPF15

Chantecaille’s tinted moisturiser boasts a rich, silky formula which blends seamlessly with your skin to provide you with an even and glowing complexion. Fortified with antioxidants to encourage the skin’s natural production of Hyaluronic Acid; it provides maximum hydration and SP15 protection to defend against harmful UVA and UVB rays, which is essential when the skin is exposed to a higher amount of UV rays during the summer months.

Invest in a Good Waterproof Mascara 

Whether you’re cooling down in the pool or caught up in an inevitable British Summer downpour; the last thing you want to worry about is your mascara running down your cheeks. Waterproof mascara is vital for any make up routine in order to avoid those dreaded panda eyes!

Beauty Expert recommends: Lord & Berry Scuba Pro Waterproof Mascara

Create high-impact lashes with Lord & Berry’s Scuba Pro Waterproof Mascara. Formulated with a waterproof film, this ensures maximum staying powers! It’s our go-to mascara for lengthening and defining lashes; creating a bold and lasting look.

Ditch the Powder Blush and Opt for a Cream Blush

Adding a hint of colour to the apples of your cheeks is the perfect way to create a more youthful complexion! During the warm summer months, swap your powder blush for a cream blush. Powder consistencies have a tendency to cake more quickly when faced with warm weather, so opting for a cream blush and setting with a little translucent powder is essential for keeping your makeup looking super fresh, and most importantly, lasting all day!

Beauty Expert recommends: Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Cream Blush

The Ceramide Cream Blush from Elizabeth Arden has a long lasting formula and provides your skin with the nourishment and moisture it craves during the summer months. Enriched with Ceramide Triple Complex and Vitamins A, C and E, it energises your skin and even protects against the signs of ageing.     The blush is available in four shades, so you’re sure to find the perfect cream blush to compliment your makeup collection.

Add a Touch of Shimmer

Highlighter is an essential element of any summer make up routine. From accentuating your cheekbones, to helping you achieve a healthy, radiant glow, it’s a definite must for any makeup collection! Simply sweep on the highest areas of your face; above your cheekbones, lightly along the bridge of your nose and under the brow bone. Highlighters can also double-up as an eye-shadow, making the eyes seem brighter and more awake!

Beauty Expert recommends: Laura Geller Baked Bronze n Brighten

Laura Geller’s Baked Bronze-n-Brighten is a three-in-one palette, allowing you to contour, sculpt your cheekbones, and add a bronze glow to your complexion. Containing Jojoba Oil and a whole host of wonderful antioxidants, it protects and perfects even the most sensitive skin types!

Add a Pop of Colour

It’s not just your wardrobe that gets a little brighter in the summer, it’s also the perfect time to add a pop of colour to your make up routine! Adding a pop of colour to your lips will give your whole face a lift; giving you a more youthful appearance. During summer when you switch to lighter formulations, you can feel a little bare-faced, but the addition of a bright lipstick can give the impression of being more ‘made up’ in an instant.

Beauty Expert recommends: Shiseido’s Veiled Rouge Lipstick

The gorgeous Veiled Rouge Lipsticks from Shiseido are available in a vast array of summery shades. From ‘Mischief’, a sheer wine-red, to ‘Carrera’, a subtle nude-rose colour; there’s a seasonal shade for any occasion! Shiseido’s long-lasting and buildable colour hydrates and plumps the lips, as well as minimising the appearance of vertical lines- a tell-tale sign of ageing.

Lydia Cartwright

Lydia Cartwright

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Resident Makeup Specialist