Get the summer glow with makeup

With Summer just around the corner, it’s now time to ditch flat, matte winter makeup items and start channeling your summer glow with makeup.

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Always start with a fresh palette by cleansing your skin and follow with your favourite eye cream, moisturiser, serum and sunscreen. This ensures skin stays well hydrated and keeps a youthful dewy look throughout the day.

Apply a light primer over the top of your sunscreen, to ensure foundation (whether liquid or mineral) has something to hold onto. This prevents any makeup from clinging to moisturisers and creating an inconsistent cover.

Nude by Nature Mineral Airbrush Primer  $29.95 is lightweight and easily applied over normal moisturiser.

For spots that need covering, apply some concealer before applying foundation. Endota Spa’s Complete Coverage Concealer $35.00 is long-lasting and blends well to cover dark spots and blemishes. It’s perfect under the eyes to hide shadows.

Next an illuminating foundation, like Endota Spa Mineral Powder Foundation $55.00,  has a light-reflecting formula to give the complexion an all-over natural luminous glow. This mineral powder is SPF 15.

Now it’s time to focus on that glow.

Apply bronzer to cheekbones and forehead only. Try Nude by Nature Mineral Bronzer $39.95. It’s a matte bronzer and is available in soft glowing tones that blends well with any foundation used, giving a naturally flushed look to skin. Shimmering bronzers will add a sun-kissed glow to your skin, where a matte bronzer will add warmth to your face.

Next, apply highlighter to areas where the sun naturally hits the face. This is normally at the top of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and forehead. Highlighting helps your skin look bathed in sunlight. Try Endota Spa Illuminating Highlighter $38.00. It contains mineral pigments that help deliver a natural glow, with a soft and subtle shimmer.

To complete the look, lightly dust the bronzer in one stroke with a small applicator brush across your eyelids to add a little glow and top off with favourite mascara. Or keep it simple by using a brow and lash gel, which lightly shapes and defines without the use of mascaras. We like The Body Shop Brow and Lash Gel $19.95, which is long lasting from day into night.

For lips, keep it simple. Either use a clear balm like Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Vitamin Enhanced Lip Balm $24.95, or if you prefer a small tint of colour on your lips, try Sunkissed Lip Tint by Lush $9.95.

Rebecca Wilkinson

Rebecca is a pescatarian, who may yet one day become a vegan. She loves all things health & travel with a weakness for coffee, and is often found scouring the city for the latest tastes in breakfast smoothie bowls.

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