Summer can be a tricky season to experiment with makeup. Any sensible person is slathering themselves in SPF, and shading their eyes with sunglasses, meaning that foundations might not apply well and your dramatic eye look is covered by stylish shades. I also wear lighter makeup that won’t quickly melt down my face. I opt for BB Cream and tend to wear powders more so than creams to avoid the “sad clown” look.
But, summer is perfect for piling on the highlight and bronzer, and rockin’ that hot pink lip! So, here are four makeup looks to try in the warm weather.
For all these looks, I use my Body Shop 50 SPF as a base, and I’ve been wearing my Garnier BB Cream (both of which I mention in my Summer Essentials post). I also wear the Maybeline Eraser Concealer under my eyes and on my nose, and I set with the Rimmel Translucent Powder, and I ♥ Makeup Fixing Spray (see review here).
♥ Beaming Beauty — Highlight is the focus here! Apply either a liquid or powder highlighter to your cheeks, brow bone, tip of your nose, cupid’s bow, and eyelids. Finish with a bit of mascara and a light lip. I’ve recently written about all my highlighters, so check out the post for more info!
♠ Drama on the Lips — Go for a funky lip colour, like a hot pink or bright coral, and keep it minimal everywhere else. Add a touch of bronzer and a fluttery mascara, such as Max Factor 200 Calorie. In the photo I’m wearing Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights.
♦ Bronzed Goddess — Perfect for summer outings wearing a floaty maxy dress and statement shades. Use a shimmery bronzer on your cheeks, temples, and either the same bronzer or a shimmer shadow on your eye lids. For bronzer, I like the Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder in Warm Bronze. Pair with a basic mascara and why not try a glossy lip. I like to wear either the Soap and Glory lip gloss in Nudist, or the NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Cheesecake.
♣ All Eyes on You — For a dramatic evening look, there’s nothing better than taking off your shades and having a statement eye hidden underneath. You could go for a full on smokey eye and run the risk of it streaming with sweat into your eyeballs, but why not keep it simple with a matte shade and a winged liner. Pair with a simple flushed cheek and pink lip. I’ve been loving my Matte Ink liquid liner from Maybeline in a satin finish.
I tested this look out in Vancouver with the crazy haze from the forest fires. I managed most of the day without getting irritation or “panda eyes” from my watering eyes. 🙂