Glow-y, dew-y, radiant skin is in this Summer! Cream blush and contours are overtaking the matte look that has triumphed in past years. And while the sun beats down on your “beat” face, these products will effortlessly melt into the skin leaving everyone you pass in awe. Cream blush and contours will help you achieve the natural sun-kissed skin we are all striving for. Easily applied with your fingertips, my two recommended products will take the effort out of effortlessly glow-y skin and transform your makeup routine this summer.
Clinique chubby stick sculpting contour in curvy contour
WANDER beauty on the glow blush and illuminator
2- SPF YOUR NEW BFF
We all know the importance of SPF but we know just as well the oily, blotchy effects it has when applied before day-to-day make up and not to mention the smell that hangs around. SPF keeps the delicate skin on your face from the harmful UV rays, keeps your complexion even and reduces premature ageing. So it goes without saying that SPF should be a vital component of your morning beauty routine, especially in summer. These two products are both SPF50 and are easy, makeup friendly alternatives to the childhood classics like banana boat.
UncompliKated SPF Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream SPF 50
3 – BOLD IS BACK
The perfect accompaniment to your dewy, SPF set skin is the bold lip. Taking a page out of Zoe Foster-Blake’s travel beauty tips, it’s clear that minimalistic, dewy skin, simple hair and a bold lip is the way to go this summer. Rolling off the beach and into a restaurant shouldn’t mean hours of getting the sand out of your hair and putting on a fresh face; the bold lip can take your look from beach-bum to chic-and-sexy in a heartbeat. My top two picks for this summer are vibrant and fun, two words that should always be associated with summer.
YVES SAINT LAURENT Glossy Stain Lip Color
FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
4- THE WET LOOK
Anyone who’s been keeping up with the latest runway looks knows that the wet hair look is back in and as a bonus it’s super easy to achieve; the perfect summer hairstyle that makes you look like you emerged from the ocean, whipped your hair around a couple of times and called it a day. All it takes is towel-dried hair, one or two products, a comb and you have yourself an epic summer do.
OUAI Wave Spray
Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk
5- PEARLS FOR THE GIRLS
My last piece of advice and perhaps the most eyebrow-raising will have your mothers saying “surely not” however they’re appearing on fashion icons all around the globe; so put your diamonds back in your jewellery box because pearls are back and dare I say they’re better than ever. Gold chains seem to be following the pearl trend everywhere it goes, and the combination is classic and stunning. A perfectly suitable alternate to the shell trend that had us hooked last summer. Pearl jewellery is a way to make your summer outfits appear timeless and tactful.
Natasha Schweitzer (Expensive but will last forever)