Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For Summer

October 19, 2014

A change of seasons calls for a new a wardrobe, skincare and even a makeup routine. Although the warmer weather is all about keeping makeup and skin looking fresh and clear, sometimes this no-makeup look takes a bit of time to create – especially if you’re faking that summer glow!

Try these tips and products if you want to look glowing and radiant by the time summer comes knocking at your door.

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A flawless makeup finish starts with a perfect base – and a foundation which is light and breathable is ideal for the summer. Who wants a formula that ends up creases or even transfers onto clothes? Nobody! Choose a foundation which suits your skin type, and most importantly won’t clog your pores in the warmer weather.

Apply the foundation with your fingers, then blend-out with a buffing brush for a flawless finish. If you only have a few minor imperfections, then pat the product onto the skin with clean fingers.

Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For SummerNars Sheer Glow Foundation, $59


The best product for creating that glow in your cheeks is a cream blush. But did you know that cream blushes can also be used as a lip-tint? These handy little products are quick and easy to apply – all you need to do is lightly draw a line over your cheek bones, and blend with your fingers.

Take any excess product and dab it lightly onto your lips for a subtle pop of colour. This will create a perfect finish that blends seamlessly into your skin.

Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For Summer

Modelco Cosmetics Cheek and Lips, $24


Who loves a little bronzed skin, especially during the summer? You’ve certainly come to the right place! Whether you choose to contour your face, highlight your cheekbones, or simply apply it all over – bronzer is a crucial part of any summer makeup routine.

Firstly, choose a product which is either matte or shimmery – this all comes down to your own personal preference. A matte formula makes the skin look like you’re rocking a real tan, whereas a shimmery formula is perfect for sculpting and adding a little definition to your face. Suck in your cheeks, then apply the bronzer directly into the hollow.

Make sure to blend it out really well if you want a natural glow. Then dab your fingers into the highlighter and carefully pat onto the tops of your cheekbones, over the brow bone, and on the cupids bow.

Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For SummerBecca Cosmetics Shadow and Light Perfector, $65


Give yourself a healthy, radiant glow with the help of a highlighting product. There are many different ways to apply this to get the best look possible, but if you’re new to the highlighting game, it’s best to stick with a liquid formula.

Carefully dab the product onto the cheeks for a healthy glow which is the epitome of summer makeup. You can also apply the product onto your brow bone and cupids bow for the illusion of a plumper lip.

Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For Summer

INIKA Light Reflect Highlighting Creme, $39


We definitely can’t forget the eyes, which are easily one of the best ways to transform your entire summer makeup look. Use shades which complement your eye colour – but you can always play it safe and use metallic or nude tones as well.

Blend over your eyelid to create definition and add so much more dimension to your entire look. Use a soft, tapered blending brush to soften those edges, and define the crease of your eyes with a slightly darker shade. Keep blending out the product until there are no harsh lines.

Your Ultimate Makeup Routine For SummerMAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Woodwinked, $33

What are some of your tips for a flawless summer makeup look?

Image via Makeup By Ania Milczarczyk

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