When it comes to summer beauty looks, chances are we all have the same image in mind: A natural glow, barely-there makeup, and an overall effortless vibe.
In reality, soaring summer temperatures and high humidity means it often ends up being more sweat than glow, with that carefully-applied ‘barely there’ makeup sliding off your face before you know it.
To make the most of your summer skin, we asked natural skin care brand Jurlique for their tips and tricks to achieve that glow – for real.
Read on for all the essential summer beauty tips you need to know this season.
Get a summer-ready skin care routine
It’s no secret that great makeup starts with great skin. In summer, your pores can get clogged with sweat and sunscreen, so it’s important to exfoliate up to 2-3 times a week to prevent this from building up and get rid of dead skin cells.
For gentle yet effective exfoliation, try Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream, which is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.
The summer months also call for a lightweight moisturiser that absorbs quickly while controlling oil and shine. Leave winter-friendly, heavier, richer creams and gels behind and choose a lighter product that will sit smoothly beneath your sunscreen. The Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose Lotion is a lightweight moisturiser that has been designed to feel nourishing on the skin.
Finally, it goes without saying that sunscreen is a must for summer skin care. Look for a broad-spectrum product with an SPF of at least 30 and apply a generous amount beneath your makeup.
4 Summer beauty trends to embrace this season
#1 – Light, airy skin
The barely-there beauty look makes a comeback every summer, and it’s all about moving away from heavy formulas and toward something light and easy.
Swap your regular foundation for a tinted moisturiser, preferably one with SPF for added protection. Apply with your fingers for light coverage and a natural, dewy look, then dab concealer onto any dark circles or blemishes and finish with a light dusting of setting powder.
#2 – Summer bronze makeup
Nothing says ‘summer glow’ quite like that classic bronzed, sun-kissed look. Create a dewy base with hydrating products like the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist before applying cream-based bronzers to the cheekbones. Finish with a cream-based highlighter on the bridge of your nose and beneath the arches of your eyebrows, and you’re good to glow.
#3 – Metallic eyes
From the subtle to the dramatic, metallic eyeshadow was a defining feature of the Spring/Summer 2020 runway season. For an easy yet high-impact summer look that transitions effortlessly from day to evening, use a liquid eye colour that glides on smoothly and provides smudge-free, long-lasting sheen.
#4 – Wet look lips
It’s official: early ‘00s style is back in a big way, with lip gloss taking front and centre stage. Bring the trend into the present day by opting for sheer colour and subtle shine, or go for a moisturising lip balm with a light tint if you’re not quite ready to embrace the gloss again.