Be daring and try out these fresh summer make-up looks, from punchy coral lips to bright peachy cheeks. These sizzling looks are easier than you think and will instantly lift your summer look.
CANDYFLOSS PINK NAILS
Less ‘done’ than a red manicure and more exciting than nude, this candyfloss pink is superb for summer! File nails into an on-trend short and rounded shape then, after the base coat, add two layers of Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Tickle My Keys. It looks lovely on a pale complexion but will pop against darker skin tones, too.
Nothing wakes up your face like a slick of bright lipstick. Why not choose a coral lip shade with a velvety cream finish like Justine Purely Perfect Creamy Lipstick in Hot Coral. Apply with your finger for a daytime-appropriate bright or directly from the bullet for full-impact colour.
Why settle on a singular eyeshadow when you can double up? Try the dual-toned look on your eyelids and add a subtle flash of purple peeking out from beneath lower lashes. Pretty by Flormar Quartet Eyeshadow in Rose Dream, offers the perfect palette of hues. Start with a wash of light pink across the lid and in the crease. Then, using the very tip of a sponge applicator, sweep a line of mauve as close to the lower lash line as possible.
Opt for a fresher take on the typical summer bronzed look with a juicy peach cheek tint. A flattering sheen can be recreated with a dewy cream cheek shade, such as Dr. PawPaw Tinted Peach Pink Multipurpose Balm. Dab it on to the high points of the cheek then blend upwards towards the hairline.
It may seem daunting but think of orange eyeshadow as the summery cousin of taupe. Brown eyes pop beneath a wash of apricot shadow and a slick of black liner plus lashings of mascara. Try Mac Eye Shadow in Suspiciously Sweet, which can be built up to suit you.
Had a late night or feeling unwell? Rosy-pink lips are a simple remedy for just about everyone – one application and you’ll get a skin boost and look groomed in seconds. Wear yours in a glossy finish to create the illusion of a fuller, plumper pout – ideal if your lips are on the thinner side. Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster in Pink Up The Volume, gives a subtle lip-filler effect.
5 WAYS TO ACE YOUR BASE
Hot pops of colour demand a flawless canvas – here’s how to dress your skin for summer.
Make-up tends to slip and slide in the heat, so begin your application with a light, easy-to-apply primer to create a smooth base for foundation to cling to.
Enriched with vitamins and antioxidants, this feather-light concealer doesn’t gather in lines and answers all your bag-busting, tone-correcting needs.
Blend this highlighter across your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, brow bones and temples for a lit-from-within glow.
Like a top coat for your face, this mist will make sure your make-up stays put. Spritz in an ‘X’ pattern to lock down your look.
We’re obsessed with this new soft satin finish foundation and its radiance-enhancing formula. Tried and tested by our beauty editor, this stays put in hot and humid conditions.