There are plenty of reasons to love the different seasons and for a beauty geek the chance to shop for new beauty products is one of them. The summer makeup is all about a healthy, radiant glow – away from the matte-based looks of the winter season. If you want to channel your inner goddess this summer, these super simple tips are going to help you get the perfect summer glow on your face.
Shimmer with a tinted moisturizer
A good way to get a quick glow and shimmer is by using a tinted moisturizer. This not only gives your face a healthier look by adequately nourishing it, but the slight colour ensures you hide away any small imperfections you might have.
Check out bareMinerals UK’ Complexion Rescue: Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream for an effortless look. In addition, you can apply a brightening primer on top of your moisturizer. The collection of primers at Amazon is among our favourites.
Apply a brightener under the eyes
You can give your face an instantaneous glow with the help of a brightener. Simply by applying it under the eyes, you can look more youthful and refreshed. The summer nights tend to go on quite long, so this tip is great for the morning after the party.
Moisturize your under eyes with a cream, such as Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment. Add a dab of your chosen brightener under the eye. Our favourites include the MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter and the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener. You can find those at Beauty Bay. You could finish off your look with a setting powder to prevent creasing.
Opt for an illuminating foundation
A light reflecting formula should also find its way into your summer makeup bag. The foundation ensures your complexion has an even glow and if you have a few pores and fine lines, you can easily cover these with the foundation.
The season’s secret trick with foundations is to use a Beauty Blender sponge. The sponge will help the foundation to spread smoothly across your face. You should consider shopping for makeup sponges at the original Beauty Blender store, as there are always exciting offers available there.
Our recommended illuminating foundations include the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Foundation. These can be found on most retail stores and online in MatchMyMakeup.
Finally, if you have your favourite non-illuminating foundation that you just don’t want to give up, you can always mix it with a drop of liquid luminizer.
Shimmer or matte bronzer to the cheeks
If you are in need of a simple glowing look to wear on the beach or the park, you can skip the foundation and instead just add some bronzer to your cheeks. If you have an even skin tone, a dab to the forehead will also add to the healthy glow.
You should consider the Bombshell Bronze from BH Cosmetics. The online platform also has Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit, which is perfect for a touch of shimmer. Another great pick is the MAC Bronzer, which you can get from CVS UK, for instance.
Remember to protect your skin
While we are all looking for the healthy glow, you shouldn’t expose your face to too much sunlight. The above ways are a much better tactic for the healthy looking skin, rather than baking your face under the burning sun – not to mention a safer way to achieve a beautiful look.
Emphasize areas the sun hits your face
The sun naturally adds glow to your face and emphasizing these areas is a great idea, especially if you’ve been lucky enough to get the perfect natural tan. The key areas that require your attention are the top of the cheekbones, your forehead and the bridge of the nose.
By adding a bit of liquid highlighter or a powder bronzer to these areas, you can give your face that sun touched glow, even when you’ve not been outdoors for an eternity! Our favourite products to do the job include www.avon.uk.com’s Sunset Glow Face Bronzer and the Glow Bronzing Pearls.
So, before going out for the day, remember to treat your skin with a proper sun protection cream – including the face. Our favourites can be found from murad.co.uk at skincare range. For instance, Marie Claire’s moisturizer is the perfect gift for yourself this summer!
The above beauty tricks are your best way of creating a healthy glow on your face this summer. Remember to ensure your summer skin is hydrated enough, both inside and outside – this means drinking plenty of water. Find the tips above that you like the best and have the greatest summer of your life looking and feeling amazing!