As temperatures start to rise we all have visions of turning into a bronzed goddess, with soft, dewy make-up and sun-kissed skin.
In reality, without the right make-up and skincare, we’re more likely to look like a shiny lobster, with melting mascara.
To help you embody summer chic, award-winning make-up artist Joy Adenuga shares her top tips.
Piece of cake
Not everyone wants to forgo foundation during the summer months, so how do we enjoy full coverage without our make-up looking “cakey”?
“Swap the technique of heavy coverage foundation applied to the whole face for spot-concealing before foundation application,” advised Joy.
“When you spot-conceal, there’s minimal need for a full coverage foundation, as you only cover the areas that need it. The finish is still skin-perfecting but without erasing all skin texture.
“Plus, wearing heavy coverage in the sun can also make your skin more oily as it isn’t easily breathable.”
Say yes to SPF
Even in Scotland we need protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays so it’s important to wear SPF every day. However, Joy recommends layering your products rather than buying an all-in-one.
She said: “Most foundations with SPF included tend to have unflattering flashbacks on photos, so I’ve always preferred layering SPF before applying foundation, which adds an extra barrier of protection against UV rays.
“It’s important to note that SPF included in foundations doesn’t tend to be that high as the formula becomes thicker, and we want that lightweight feeling in summer.”
Be bold with colour
Joy said: “This summer we’re going to see lots of subtle pops of colour, which are bang on trend for next season. Expect the revival of bright orange, peach tones and reds – colours we’ve all been without over the past year from day to day.
“For longevity, switch to lip tints or stains which can give a more natural and youthful finish to skin.”
Want to highlight your assets without looking too shiny? Joy has you covered.
“Applying products only where the light hits the face is important for creating a healthy-looking glow. The worst thing is to apply too much highlighter, and in the wrong places, as it can flatten the face instead of enhancing.
“The best place to apply highlight is the top of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid’s bow, under the brow arch and in the middle of the eyelid.”
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