Saturday, October 14, 2017

Warm Weather Beauty: Simple Ways To Get The Barely There Look Right

When it’s hot outside, and the sun is shining, the last thing you want is to feel like your makeup is melting. When warmer weather arrives, it’s an ideal time to embrace your natural beauty and give the barely there look a go. Think fresh, dewy skin, bright eyes and soft lips. If you like the sound of this approach and you’re looking to revamp your makeup bag, here are some simple steps to take.

Swap powder for liquid foundation or BB cream
When it’s chilly outside, you can get away with heavier foundation, but you don’t want your skin to feel suffocated when it’s nearly 40 degrees. As temperatures rise, think about replacing powder foundations that offer full coverage with lighter liquid products or going for a BB or CC cream. Use a brush, a blending sponge or your fingers to apply a small amount of product and then build up coverage as needed. You can use concealer to hide any blemishes or imperfections. If you’re hoping to achieve a dewy look, opt for foundations that hydrate the skin and those that have a luminescent finish. Be careful when you’re buying new foundation. It’s really important that you get the right shade, so test some different colours in natural light and go for the closest match.
Swap lipstick for glosses or oils
Autumn/winter beauty is often centered around a bold lip, with shades like pillar-box red and plum appearing on catwalks and in magazine features. In warmer weather, a softer, more natural look works really well, especially during the day. Instead of using lipliner or lipstick, go for a nude gloss or products like nutrition and comfort lip oil, which will soften and nourish the lips. If you’re going out in the sun, look for products that contain SPF. The skin on the lips is very delicate, and it can burn easily.

Goodbye contouring, hello strobing
If you’re a fan of celebrity beauty, you’re probably familiar with the contouring trend, which has taken the world by storm. Contouring can look great, but it often involves a lot of effort. In the summer, when it’s warm and you want to get ready with minimal hassle, opt for strobing instead. This look is designed to highlight your best features. Once you’ve applied your foundation and a slick of blush or bronze on your cheeks, use highlighter to bring out your cheekbones and brow bones. Then apply a small amount of product on the bridge of the nose, the Cupid’s bow and the hollow of the chin. Finally, use a tiny blob in the corner of the eyes to make your eyes shine bright.

When it’s warm outside, you don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror or wear heavy makeup that makes your skin feel stifled. Opt for lighter products that are easy to wear, and dare to bare. Swap powders and long-wear foundation for liquids with sheer formulas, use gloss or oil instead of lipstick and embrace the strobing trend. It’s time to celebrate your natural beauty and let your skin breathe.

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