Days at the beach, dining al fresco or summer-office glam, there has never been a better time to brighten up your makeup routine. Here, we share the tips and tricks for bold beauty 101; Trade matte makeup and neutral hues for punchy pouts and blinding cheekbones. Oh, and don’t forget to match your ‘fit to your makeup for extra oomph.
Shine bright this season with cheekbones that could double as safety reflectors. Spritz skin with a setting spray before layering on powder highlighter with a damp beauty blender for ultimate impact. Remember, only apply highlighter to the highest points of the face where light naturally hits (unless you’re going for disco-ball chic).
In the warmer months, eyeshadow can get caught-up in the eye crease and even run under the eye. The best-bet to keep it in place is with a primer. First, add to your lids before applying eyeshadow—bold colours are best for summer. Then, once applied, lightly dust with a gold highlighting powder, calming the eyeshadow colour and keeping your makeup in place.
Face and body highlighters come in spray, cream, oil and powder form and are a perfect way to give your skin that just-back-from-holiday look. When applying anywhere on the face or body, go easy or stay home. You always want to achieve a dewy, not sweaty, look.
Makeup looks best when applied to healthy, hydrated skin. Don’t forget that diet, avoiding hot showers, and getting enough sleep do just as much good as your favourite lotions and potions will do.
Coral orange, fluro pink or infrared red, make sure your lips are buffed and hydrated before applying your favourite colour. The tried and tested makeup artist tips to making sure your lippy lasts longer are to avoid gloss and stick to matte, use a liner the same colour as your lipstick and always set with powder.
Photographer and creative director: Jameso | Stylist: Lia Ningiza | Model: Eman Deng at PRM Agency | Makeup artist: Shamirah Sairailly using Dior Beauty, Kate Somerville Skincare and Danessa Myricks | Assistant: Nasteha Jama