Summer’s makeup trends are heat-resistant, party-pleasing and know no age limit. Body+Soul beauty editor Kelsey Ferencak explains what seasonal swaps you should make.
There’s nothing worse than your makeup melting off your face as soon as you step outside on a hot day, or foundation that pills over sunscreen (that doesn’t have to be the case) and mascara that claims to be waterproof but leaves you panda-eyed (side note: here’s 10 foolproof tips from a makeup artist to get you through).
But half the battle is finding formulations that work for summer, and that’s exactly why your current routine may need an update. From sweat-proof foundations, to blush that won’t budge and eyeshadows that add enough sparkle to make it through pool party season, we’ve got you covered.
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Update your foundation and concealer
Trinny London BFF De-Stress Tinted Serum ($75, at Trinny London)
Skincare and make-up come together in this tinted serum designed to revive tired-looking and stressed-out skin.Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and plump,massage a pump’s worth into your face and neck for a sheer finish that instantly brightens up any sallowness.
MCoBeauty Ultra Stay Flawless Foundation ($24, at Woolworths)
A first for the Aussie budget-beauty go-to,this summer-friendly foundation is both lightweight and packed with oil-absorbing ingredients to soak up shine without drying out your skin. Natural ingredients ginseng,chamomile, pomegranate and calendula will both calm and brighten your complexion.
Max Factor Miracle Second Skin Foundation ($31.95, at Big W)
The ideal foundation for dehydrated and dry skin types. A combination of hydrating heroes like coconut milk, glycerin and aloe vera with emollients like coconut oil work to soften and nourish your skin while also preventing further water loss.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer ($50, at Mecca)
Smudge-proof and sweat-resistant, this blurring and colour correcting concealer’s unique applicator tip allows for precise spot coverage and application under the eyes.
Switch your mascara and add in eye shadow
Stila Double Dip Liquid Eye Shadow ($38, at Mecca)
Liquid eye shadow is the easy-to- apply longwearing colour cosmetic you’re missing.The built-in soft wand makes it a cinch to apply– just sweep over eyelids and let it set. Choose from a matte or metallic finish, or combine for extra sparkle.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen ($41, at Sephora)
The superfine brush tip creates a similar effect to cosmetic feather stroke tattooing. It’sweat proof, sticks to both skin and hair, and mimics the look of natural hair texture.
Wet N Wild Mega Slim Skinny Mascara ($11.99, at Priceline)
If you prefer a less-is-more approach to mascara, this tiny wand is for you. This style of brush ensures every single lash is captured and coated, separating each hair for a natural finish.
I Heart Revolution Mini Tasty Eyeshadow Palette in Peach ($12, at ASOS)
Peach, gold and bronze tones in shimmer and matte finishes are neutral enough to suit all skin tones.
Lipstick and blush combos are your Summer makeup must-haves
M.A.C Cosmetics Glow Play Blush ($48, at David Jones)
This innovative cushiony cream blush is so smooth and creamy enough that you can apply it directly to your cheeks with your fingertips. Swipe once for a sheet lit-from-withing hint of colour, or dab into apples for more precise, rich colour.
Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink Lipstick ($24.99, at Chemist Warehouse)
Subtle peachy-pink lips are the season’s colour du jour. Choose a soft pink that suits your natural lip shade and skin tone with a hint of orange like in this bullet. Made from avocado oils, evening primrose and calendula.
BECCA Cosmetics Zero Face + Lip Glass Highlighter ($41, at Sephora)
The “glass skin” trend isn’t going anywhere and now it’s easier to achieve than ever before. This transparent, no-pigment liquid highlighter is a revolutionary jelly that works to reflect light and give skin a glossy shine.
Axiology Lip-to-Lid Balmie ($22.50, at Bond Clean Beauty)
Multi-tasking products are always a small luxury,and this three-in-one hydrating balm uses a combination of natural oils, butters, antioxidants and minerals to subtly tint the lips, eyelids and cheeks. Scribble on to skin and pat in with warm fingers for a blurred wash of colour.
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