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30 Glowy makeup looks for your summer Holiday

Summer is here and it’s time to bring out all the makeup products that help you achieve a sunkissed glowy look.

Whether you are a makeup pro or a beginner looking for ideas, there are loads of inspiration in this post for everyone.

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Focus on Skincare

The foundation for a glowing complexion starts with a healthy skincare routine. Make sure you’re:

  • Cleansing: Wash your face twice a day to remove sweat, oil, and sunscreen.
  • Moisturizing: Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
  • Exfoliating: Exfoliate 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells and promote a brighter complexion.

Embrace Minimalist Base Makeup

Ditch the heavy foundations in the summer! Try lightweight options that provide sheer coverage and allow your natural skin to shine through. Here are some popular choices:

  • Tinted Moisturizer: Offers a touch of coverage and hydration in one step.
  • BB Cream (Beauty Balm): Provides light coverage, evens skin tone, and often contains skincare benefits.
  • CC Cream (Color Correcting Cream): Targets specific concerns like redness or dullness while offering light coverage.

Apply Strategically

Apply your chosen base makeup only to areas that need coverage. Use a damp beauty blender to sheer out the product for a natural finish.

Concealer for Targeted Coverage

Concealer is your friend to camouflage dark circles, blemishes, or hyperpigmentation. Use a lightweight formula that blends seamlessly and avoid applying it all over your face.

Bronzer for a Sun-Kissed Look

Bronzer adds warmth and definition to your face. Choose a shade that complements your skin tone and apply it in a “3” shape along your cheekbones, temples, and jawline.

Cream Blush for a Natural Flush

Cream blushes offer a dewy, natural-looking flush of color. Apply with your fingertips and blend upwards towards your temples. Opt for shades like peach (light skin tone), pink (medium skin tone), or coral(dark skin tone).

Highlight for Strategic Shimmer

A touch of highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow can enhance your natural glow. Opt for a liquid or cream highlighter for a dewy finish and avoid overdoing it.

Summer-Proof Your Eyes

Skip heavy eyeshadow looks in the summer. Opt for waterproof mascara and a touch of eyeliner for definition. Consider a brown or dark grey eyeliner for a softer look compared to black.

Keep Brows Natural

Lightly fill in your brows with a brow pencil or powder in a shade that matches your hair color. Avoid over-defining them.

Summer-Ready Lips

For a natural look, apply a tinted lip balm or a sheer lipstick in a soft pink or coral shade. If you prefer bolder lips, opt for a glossy lipstick in a bright shade.

Setting Spray for Long-Lasting Wear

A setting spray formulated for summer weather can help your makeup stay put throughout the day without looking cakey.

Top Tips for Glowing Summer Makeup

  • Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher every single day, even on cloudy days.Look for a lightweight, oil-free formula that sits well under makeup.
  • Blotting Papers are Your Best Friend: Combat summer shine with blotting papers throughout the day.
  • Less is More: The key to summer makeup is a light and natural look. Don’t overdo any product application.
  • Embrace Water-Resistant Formulas: Opt for waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and long-wearing lip products to ensure your makeup stays put in the summer heat.


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