Summer is here. It’s time to take a few days off and look for fun while the weather is good. In the summer, the nights get longer.
With more free time and more nights out, you need perfect makeup to be your companion. You want a fresh new look that’s going to catch someone’s eye by candlelight or stay on all night while you sit under the stars sipping cocktails with the girls.
So throw out the icy eyeshadows and pastel spring palettes, and get ready for an overhaul. I’m here to give you the best new looks to match the heat of your summer heydays.
First, make sure as many of your products are as waterproof as possible. Foundation, concealer, eyeliner, you know the works.
In summer you never know when someone’s going to suggest a day trip to the beach or a mimosa by the pool. Be prepared by applying makeup you know will last through any impromptu gatherings.
While it may seem counterintuitive to add an extra layer in the hot weather, in my opinion, primer is essential.
A good primer has one job, and that’s to keep your makeup in place. If you put on some of it before the rest of your routine, your face is going to last through the day, rather than slipping away like an oil slick after a few hours in the heat.
Get Your Glow On
Nothing quite sings “summertime” like a goddess glowing in the sun. That’s you when you find the perfect bronzer for your skin tone.
You can use a bronzer like a contour brush or highlighter, dusting it across your forehead and temples, over your nose, across the top and in the hollows of your cheeks. Overall, the look will leave you radiant in the sunlight.
However, be sure to use a matte bronzer so the look is subtle, instead of having you shimmering like a sequined dress.
Play With Colour
Summer is the perfect season to start introducing some vibrancy into your look. Think about it, what other time of the year do you throw on fluoro flip-flops or rainbow bandanas? Summer is the time for experimentation, so why not pick out a few colors you wouldn’t normally go for?
Of course, brightness is key to pair with the weather. Maybe try a brighter shade of glossy pink lipstick or some orange/yellow/red eyeshadow with a little bit of glitter.
If that seems a little too bold for your personal style, try some warmer, more sunset based shades. A nice glowing orange or soft brown would be amazing, and even some gold if you haven’t used too much bronzer.
Speaking of lipsticks, in summer, it’s best to trade your heavy lipsticks for lighter lip products such as stains or glosses.
In the heat and sweat, it can be troubling if your lipstick stays wet as it may smear off too easily. A nice colorful stain will not come off as easily or mark anything, and a gloss can be applied and reapplied easily without a mirror.
Once you’ve set up your ideal summer look, don’t forget to use some setting spray for extra insurance that your face will last through the night.
When it comes to your wardrobe, try to keep it simple if your makeup look is a little intricate. Light, flowing material is always good in heat and humidity. So go on, enjoy the weather! If you follow these tips, you can go out into the night with all the confidence you need to make the most of the summertime.