Summer is a fantastic time of year to shed your layers, literally. It’s finally time to leave the jacket at home, store away the boots and show more personal style. It’s also a time to tend to your skin and find your top summer makeup essentials.
Excessive heat, the beach and sweating all means taking extra good care of our face and skin, That’s why you should make sure to pick the right summer makeup essentials.
There’s no better time to try new fashions or to test out new colors and fits. On vacation, everyone tends to try new things. People are bolder with their choices. It’s a chance to have some fun with fashion and step away from the day to day.
It’s also a great time to make different makeup choices. Experiment with new colors or trying new products. Your skin will feel better after a little fresh air. And it will stay healthy and more controllable if you’re eating a healthier diet, drinking more water and staying away from winter comfort food.
Whether traveling or just looking to update your cosmetics for the season, here are some must have summer makeup essentials.
Most face creams, facial moisturizers and foundations have added SPF now, which is great. It means that your face is always protected, even if you forget sunscreen. But, it’s typically around an SPF 15 and that can’t protect you all day in hot weather. Wherever you are going this summer, make sure to use a high SPF that you can use on your whole body, and remember to apply it even on cloudy days.
Summer is a drying time. Sun dries out our skin, as does the salt in the sea and chlorine in the pool. Even when wearing SPF, your skin is likely to become dry in summer.
Find an all over body moisturizer that suits your skin. Preferably one that has shea butter or aloe to soothe any burnt or sore skin. If you suffer from eczema or any other skin condition, stick to plain, unscented balms, or even an emollient.
After a hard day in the sun, on the beach or at work, your face needs some time to breathe. To rest and recover from the day. You should try to always remember to remove your makeup before you go to bed. It could make a big difference in the state of your skin.
Many of us wear makeup every day. A good primer doesn’t just protect your skin. It allows your makeup to glide on so that you use less of it but also helps it stay on all day.
A great way to add a little bit of color, or sheen to your shine without looking like you’re wearing too much makeup. It’s a great alternative to foundation or BB cream, and many also come with added SPF.
On days when you don’t fancy a full face of makeup, lipstick can make a massive difference. Whether you prefer natural, or something bolder, lipstick can help highlight your features and give you a little confidence boost too. A matte lipstick takes seconds to put on and looks great all day.
Like lipstick, mascara is a small thing that can make a big difference to your look. If you go waterproof then it should last all day.
What are the top summer makeup essentials in your bag?