It’s officially summer holiday season! While some of you may have jet off already, others will be meticulously planning their holiday wardrobe and makeup for this exciting occasion. Summer holiday makeup is notoriously tricky, due to the heat and humidity levels. When we’ve put so much effort into planning ahead we want to look our best, on and off of Instagram.
Here’s everything you need to know about holiday makeup, to create a flawless and on-trend look that will see you through your holiday from start to finish…
Keeping it matte
The biggest worry about your holiday look is often about ending up with a permanent shine. The humidity and the heat increases perspiration, so this happens to the best of us and is nothing to feel embarrassed about. Saying that, all of us want to feel confident on holiday, and less shine means more Instagrammable photos.
The trick to staying shine free during your holiday is to invest in mattifying products that will help control oil and the visible signs of perspiration. To create a matte base, start by using the 3-in-1 Matte Setting Spray as a Primer. In a 50ml bottle, this is ideal for taking on holiday and will keep you shine free all week long. Spritz all over the face and allow to dry.
Next apply a light concealer with good coverage, such as the Liquid Concealer to cover any dark circles and blemishes. When it comes to your foundation, choose something matte that provides good coverage so that you don’t have to apply a lot. In the heat layers and layers of makeup can make things worse, whereas choosing a foundation with a matte finish where you don’t need a lot to create a flawless base will solve the problem. Try the Liquid Matte Foundation which is available in 10 diverse shades with a matte finish. Finish with a setting powder and a final spritz of the Matte Setting Spray.
Enhancing your tan
While your base is important, you also want to consider the finishing touches that will enhance your summer glow. Summer skin can take bolder colours, so your holiday presents the ideal opportunity to experiment.
When it comes to your lips, consider a bright pink or coral shade. For the day, a bright lip in a warm tone is perfect worn with just a sweep of mascara. If you’re likely to be swimming or even getting splashed poolside, the Waterproof Matte Lipstick is perfect. With strong staying power, this lipstick will last all day long. Try shades such as Candy, Freckle and Exotic for your holiday makeup.
For your eyes, nothing compliments holiday skin more than metallics with a subtle shimmer. Try the Shimmer Eyeshadow in bronze, gold and silvery shades. Sweep across the lid and line the lower lashline to enhance the eyes, finishing with black mascara. For your evening look, add a liner to your top lid in a darker shade. Try the Eyeliner Gel Pencil for a bold eye look that will last well into the early hours.
More importantly than anything else, enjoy yourself on your summer holiday. Nailing your holiday makeup will ensure you feel confident and carefree everyday, without the worry that your forehead has become shiny or your liner has smudged.