The Beauty Bible: Say Hello To Summer Skin – ‘Barely There Make-Up’ Make-Up Products & Tips for Summer & Destination Brides
Good morning loves… Happy Friyay! Today marks my final day in the office before 2 weeks off (yes, 2 WHOLE weeks!) as I am jetting to the rather picturesque Italy. I couldn’t be any more excited, as you can also probably tell. Of course, I wouldn’t leave you without your daily dose of wedding gorgeousness though. You will be glad to know that I have posts ready and waiting for every day that i’m away so, you won’t be skipping out on Wedmin that easily.
Anyhow, do let me know what are you all getting up to over the weekend and also, I would like to wish all of those that are getting married whilst i’m away a huge congratulations! I’ll be back in two weeks (probably talking non-stop about Italy).
This mornings blog is all about gorgeous summer skin and how you too can re-create that ‘care-free/ barely there make-up look‘. Summer can be a tricky time for make-up wearers; It’s waaay too hot to wear a full-face of make-up, yet it seem’s to be the trickiest thing to actually be able create gorgeous glowy skin. Oh, and what products do you use?!
Of course, a make-up artist should be your first point of call for beautiful bridal skin. However, to get you thinking radiant skin we have a speedy blog with some of our favourite products and quick tricks to get that ‘barely there look’
Go (Sort Of) Naked
Whether you’re having your bridal make-up session, going to the beach, wedding or just feel like embracing the carefree summer vibe. Why not skip the heavy foundation base entirely and stick to concealer? By covering up darker shadows, spots, or blemishes with just concealer means you won’t have to worry about blotting away your makeup along with shine – which unfortunately, summer sun like’s to do to our faces.
Dab on a slightly tacky stick concealer, like then Soft Matte Complete Concealer by NARS with your fingers—the denser formula will stay put longer than a liquid.
Not comfortable going entirely nude? Swap full-coverage foundation for tinted moisturisers that even out the skin tone add a hint of radiance. The best thing is that if you choose a good quality one is that you don’t feel heavy in the heat.”
For a sheer glow, look for an illuminating formula, such as the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. I tell you, it goes on like an absolute DREAM.
Get a Safe Bronze & Shimmer
Want to be a golden goddess? Apply a bronzer with a slight shimmer and peach or pink undertones over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and on your temples to mimic where the sun naturally hits your face. We love NARS Cosmetics Laguna Bronzer (It’s a cult product, you know?) and for a little pop of pink – NARS Cosmetics Orgasm Blush.
To keep minimal summer makeup glowing, add shimmering light-catching highlights. Blend a touch of liquid highlighter, such as Nars Copacabana Illuminator, on the tops of the cheekbones and brow bones, cupids bow and down the bridge of the nose. It takes a little practice — but once perfected it can complete your ‘barely there’ make-up look. Or of course, a make-up artist will be able to re-create the look seamlessly.
Make Your Mascara Last
Water-resistant mascaras like … are the easiest way to avoid dreaded raccoon eyes. But if you find long-wearing formulas irritating, sweep a clear mascara over my regular black one on my top lashes to seal the colour, and use only clear on my bottom lashes. Brown mascara is also perfect for creating that ‘barely there’ look with less of the drama, just make sure it’s water-proof too!
Use Multitasking Makeup
Easy-to-blend satin-finish lipstick is just as resilient as cream blush. They’re put to the test on your lips — from drinking Champagne to kissing – so if the lipstick stays on through all that, it’s bound to tint your cheeks all day long as well. We like M.A.C. Satin Lipstick in Myth.
Brighten Your Eyes
Smudge deep copper eye shadow all over your lids for a summery take on smoky eyes, it will compliment the bronzer on your face for a much more sculpted look. Alternatively, use shimmery golden pink for a softer, more romantic touch. It will add light to the eyes
Choose from Long-wearing cream-to-powder eye shadow in a glimmering shade. We adore MAC Cosmetic’s paint pots for extra brightness, longevity and perfectly defined eyes.
Kiss Heavy Lipstick Good-Bye
Bright stains and tinted balms offer a healthy hint of colour for summer. But if you desire that bolder look, tap on a bright, deeply pigmented lipstick with your finger, blot, then repeat until you reach your desired intensity. This also will keep your lippy on for longer with no feathering, too. Win-win!