One of the most important parts of creating a striking and memorable summer look is having the right make-up to complement both your clothing and your natural colouring. With that in mind, I’ve put together this quick and easy guide about five summer makeup essentials that every woman should have.
Bright Lipstick or Lip Tint with SPF
A fun and cheerful lipstick are an absolute must-have as far as summer makeup essentials go. Summer is the season for fun in the sun, after all, and your appearance should reflect that mentality. Hot pinks and bright reds are the most popular choices for many women, but any brightly coloured lipstick will do (depending upon your own natural colouring, of course, as well as your wardrobe choices).
Bronzer is another summer make-up essential, especially if you want your skin to have that highly sought after sun-kissed glow that can make a woman look both radiant and stunning. Ultimately, bronzer is a very useful make-up product; it can help you with contouring your face, and can also help you to achieve that perfect golden skin tone that is so frequently associated with the summertime months and long afternoons spent lounging on the beach.
This product is another summer make-up essential, and like bronzer, it can be used to help enhance your natural appearance and give you a brilliant look complete with glowing skin. Highlighters are particularly useful for brightening up the highest or most prominent parts of your face, helping to accentuate your natural beauty. Typically, the highlighter is most effective when applied to your cheekbones, but it can also be used along the bridge of your nose and some women even mix it in with their foundation to give their skin a little extra glow.
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Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, and good times, and it’s important for your appearance to reflect that. Therefore, bright mascaras are also an absolute must-have summer make-up item. If you really want to have a striking and memorable look, consider trying a vibrant mascara in red, purple, or green. Of course, it’s also important to coordinate your makeup with your wardrobe so as to avoid any awkward or off-putting colour combinations, so when applying your mascara make sure to select something that complements your outfit at the time. It’s also advisable to choose a mascara that’s waterproof so you can guarantee long-term staying power during the sweltering summer months.
Eye-shadow palette with bronze & brown shades
While the summer months might seem like a good time to try more dramatic and eye-popping eye-shadow colours, the reverse is actually true: eye-shadow pallets with shades of brown and bronze are a summer make-up essential instead. This is because these shades are warmer, and can be blended together easily to give you a look that is both bright and beautiful but also still natural-looking. Metallic eye-shadows such as bronzes and golds are also great because they evoke the warmth and brightness of summer while also accentuating your natural beauty.
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