(AD) Summer Makeup Update
AD This post is sponsored by Boots, however all opinions & content is my own.
With a hint of warmth in the air, and the sun emerging from cloud cover – summer is the perfect opportunity to give your beauty routine a lift. As I start to choose summer dresses over jumpers, I find myself gravitating towards a more stripped back makeup routine, focusing on bronze tones and skincare focused products to create a lit from within sunkissed glow. Inspired by my constant source of makeup inspiration, Ania Milczarczyk, summer is about creating healthy skin, with a radiance that suggests a recent beach holiday (without the sun damage)… Pair this with your favourite perfume, and you have a summer beauty lewk.
To avoid a summer glow becoming summer shine, I always focus on creating a base with a primer, working it into the skin to create a flawless base. The Ole Henriksen Banana Bright™ Face Primer* mixed with a couple of drops of The Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops Medium* provides a flawless, glowy base, smoothing imperfections and leaving skin radiant and fresh. The primer smells like sweets and feels somewhat tropical, and with a yellow undertone, reduces the appearance of redness and dark circles, faking a good night’s sleep.
After massaging the primer & tanning drops combo into the skin, it’s time for bronzer. Whilst most of the year I favour a matte bronzer, in Summer, I’m all about a bronze glow. Using a large bronzer brush and the e.l.f. Bronzer – Warm*, I dust my cheekbones, outer forehead and across the bridge of my nose, faking a sunkissed finish. Whilst this bronzer gives a glow of its own, the the Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm* helps to add a natural highlight that avoids leaving the skin too powdery. I press this into highpoints on the face, adding a radiance that sits naturally in the summer months.
To finish off the summer skin glow, I focus on the eyes. Utilising warm shimmery pink shades from the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Palette*, I add a subtle hint of colour, creating a gentle pinky finish. Whilst in winter, I tend to apply lashings of mascara, in summer, I’m a fan of a subtler look, often avoiding mascara for a softer finish. For a night out, I'd probably use a glitter eyeshadow to give the look a lift.
How do you update your beauty look in the summer?