Unlock the Natural Look of Summer
This summer, let your vibrant and luminous skin shine through with a light touch of makeup. A Lemlem caftan or Pampelone Bardot mini will do the trick in creating a relaxed yet chic beach look – but don’t forget to invest time into skincare; it is what makes all the difference!
According to renowned makeup artist and Burberry creative consultant Wendy Rowe, summer makeup should embody the essence of glowing skin. Instead of applying loads of cosmetics, she recommends that you strive for a naturally beautiful look – an ethos echoed in her newly launched book Eat Beautiful.
To make sure your skin looks amazing, dedicate some time to skincare. As Rowe recommends for her clients: “I personally enjoy a Tracie Martyn facial in New York City, particularly the Red Carpet Treatment, or Sarah Chapman’s Light Treatment when I’m in London.”
Prepping the Skin
If you’re looking to save a few bucks, then why not try some easy steps at home? Exfoliation is the most essential part of this process—anytime and anywhere. Try an exfoliator. It will help cleanse your skin from salt, sand, sunblock, pollution, sweat and other impurities while also removing dead skin cells as well as excess oil to reveal soft glowing skin!
For hydrated skin, apply a moisturizer and let it soak in for 10 minutes before removing with a damp cloth. If you have oily skin, then treat yourself to the comforting and detoxifying properties of the mask – it’s divine!
DHC Facial Scrub – Rejuvenate your skin and bring back its natural luster with DHC Facial Scrub! Its fine, apricot seed granules delicately slough away dead skin cells that are restricting new cell regeneration.
100% Pure Pumpkin Enzyme Smoothing Mask – For a youthful, radiant complexion, look no further than this ultra-nourishing mask. Formulated with pumpkin, papaya and pineapple enzymes plus maple alpha hydroxy acid – it helps to even skin tone and smooth fine lines for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Protect the Skin
When it comes to skincare, using a clean mineral-based sunscreen is key. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best during summertime, you can mix this step with primer for glowy skin tint for an extra boost of radiance. Our top picks are listed below:
Suntegrity Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen & Primer – Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Suntegrity Skincare’s rich, non-greasy moisturizing face sunscreen is equipped with Broad Spectrum Protection to guard against harmful UVA and UVB rays. This multi-functional product functions as a make-up primer, face moisturizer and sunscreen all in one! It also boasts youth promoting antioxidants for an added layer of protection.
Ere Perez Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar – Nourish your skin with our light, everyday nectar to hydrate and invigorate! Our powerful botanical oils provide a radiant glow and dewy complexion with only a few drops. Infused with Australian blue cypress, camellia flower extract, jasmine oil, jojoba oil, cedarwood essential oil & rice bran extracts for an instantly youthful look.
Babo Botanicals Tinted Face Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 – Enjoy a sheer, radiant glow on the go with Babo Botanicals Tinted Face Sunscreen Stick SPF 50. This water-resistant sports stick is powered by zinc oxide and formulated with seabuckthorn, rosehip, and argan oils to provide an effortless way of protecting your skin while out and about without being greasy or smearing onto clothing.
Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation – Get weightless coverage with this water-based foundation! Formulated with antioxidant-rich quinoa and blackcurrant, it instantly sinks into your skin to produce a natural matte finish that won’t budge all day. Plus its buildable formula helps to smooth and refine texture for an absolutely flawless complexion.
If you find yourself plagued by a breakout, redness, or dark circles, it is wiser to reach for the concealer than piling on foundation and tint. When using a formula that contains more pigment, you don’t need much of it – grab your brush and only dab the desired location before lightly patting in order to blend. Avoid rubbing as this will only shift the concealer off what needs coverage onto other areas of your face.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented 2nd Skin Concealer – Get ready to experience the lightweight, creamy goodness of our fruit-colored concealer that is infused with hydrating olive squalane. Easily blendable and buildable for medium to full coverage, its satin finish leaves your skin looking luminous.
ILIA True Skin Serum Concealer – Get ready to flaunt smooth and luminous skin with this silky, lightweight medium-coverage concealer. Not only does it effectively hide blemishes and discoloration but also provides a host of skincare benefits.
To ensure you look your best, reach for blush only after perfecting your skin. You can choose whether to add or subtract eye, cheek and lip elements as desired. Most often a mix of two colors works best – try combining bronzer with a blush shade or opt for an alluring combination of neutral cedar-rose mixed with something bolder on top! For the most flattering finish always use cream formulas: “They’re more undetectable” according to Rowe. To make it easy we have provided two tried and tested blending ideas below:
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint – Designed for double duty as both a cream blush and lip tint. Made with vibrant fruit pigments, plus shea and cocoa butters for intense skin and lip-softening.
W3LL PEOPLE Supernatural Stick Bronzer – This multi-purpose cream stick provides an instant natural and healthy tan while infusing skin with Organic Aloe Leaf Extract and Olive Oil to nourish and safeguard it. The universal color adjusts to any skin tone in order to warm your complexion, balance any redness, and create a desirable dimension for your look.
With lashes, you should always choose black for a more dramatic look—unless you have very light hair. When applying mascara, go lightly and only use one stroke; there’s no need to overdo it unless you plan on going out for an extra special night. If your eyes lack that little bit of something extra, try outlining the base of your eyelashes with a thin layer of black liner.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara – Create an eye-catching gaze with this luxurious dark mascara. It not only lengthens and separates lashes to provide a voluminous appearance but is also infused with nourishing conditioners derived from black tea, berries, and cocoa. Enjoy flake-free wear all day long – no more raccoon eyes!
ILIA Clean Line Gel Liner – This water-resistant gel eyeliner provides you with a soft tip for an effortless application that will stay smudge-free all day long. Create any look you desire with this smooth and creamy formula.
Set Your Face
Rowe is a huge fan of Burberry’s powder, and suggests using a brush instead of a puff when applying. She believes that the advances in technology have made it so you don’t require as much product to achieve your desired look: “If you love to finish with powder, use a brush – not too much!”
ILIA Flow-Thru Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20 – Moondance – Achieve a luminous, glowing complexion with this finishing powder infused with natural sun protection that helps keep your skin matte throughout the day.
Achieve a radiant, healthy complexion and accentuate it with any type of lip shade – from light staining/balm to a bold hot pink hue. Rowe suggests keeping comfort in mind when choosing your lipstick as more long-lasting options can be extremely dehydrating for the lips. So this summer, opt for lightweight hydrating options that are both easy to apply and deliciously comfortable on the skin.
Smashbox Always On Cream to Matte Lipstick – Elevate your look with this creamy, transfer-resistant lipstick that sets to a velvety matte finish. The bold and beautiful pigments will last all day long for lips that are sure to turn heads.
100% Pure Organic Mint Lip Balm – Soothing lip balm made from refreshing peppermint and eucalyptus oils. Featuring organic sunflower and coconut oils to moisturize and soften, plus reparative vitamin E.