Summer has arrived, and it’s about the time where we begin to think about reinventing our signature look and trying out something different. Investing in your makeup bag essentials is a great place to start on a journey to a “new you”. With so many trends to embrace this year, there’s never been a more exciting time to experiment with your makeup look. Take a look at our favourite summer makeup bag essentials for this year:
First things first, the base needs to be perfect. In summer, sometimes it’s not ideal to wear a heavy base as this prevents your skin from having time to breathe. That’s where the summer saviour BB cream comes in. Using a BB cream is essentially just moisturising your skin with a light colour tint, for a flawless light coverage, meaning your skin still absorbs the best bits from the sun. In most cases, BB creams also have a built in SPF, so you get added sun protection. For something even more delicate on the skin, then consider using a powder for during the day. This works perfectly when you use a primer as the base, then build upon it with a light dusting of power. Ideal for a breezy daytime look, but equally as glamorous for those long summer nights.
Nowadays, nothing is more important than getting your highlight right. There are so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming. Why not indulge in an excellent range of liquid highlighters to make your skin look naturally golden and sun-kissed? They’re also great for layering on top of your BB cream. For those who like their highlight to be more visible, then try amazing compressed powder highlighters for a more obvious glow – ideal for brushing on top of your power base.
Summer wouldn’t be the same without a little sparkle. Glitter makeup is ideal for festival season& we all know festival glitter is amazing, musicians and actors are all big fans of using glitter at festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach. So, whether you’re at home or travelling abroad, a little shimmer can go a long way! Glitter is best used around the eyes for maximum impact, paying particular attention to the cheekbones. It can also be sprinkled on your hair for fully dazzling look, why not try adding some glitter with your everyday braids.
Keep it simple and stick to a gloss lip this summer. There are some fantastic pocket-sized lip glosses out there, so you can take it with you wherever you go. There is nothing better than beaming healthy skin accompanied by a fresh coat of luscious lip gloss to complete your summer look.
Waterproof Mascara is an absolute must have for your summer makeup collection to avoid the humidity ruining your perfectly applied makeup. You can also get fully waterproof liquid eyeliners, guaranteed to stay on even if you go for a swim in the sea or take a trip to the waterpark! Overdoing it with eyeshadow doesn’t always look the best if you’re going for a natural summer look, so keeping a great waterproof mascara in your makeup bag is all you’re going to need.
Lastly, but arguably most important for a summer makeup routine is sunscreen. You can even lather it on your face before you apply your base makeup for extra protection and an even glow. The handbag-sized editions of your favourite sunscreen are ideal for tucking away in your makeup bag until you need it.
Wherever you’re headed this summer, make sure you’re fully equipped for all occasions with your makeup bag essentials. Summer is a great time to try something different, so get creative with your makeup style, you never know – you might discover a new signature look!