When it gets hot and sultry, we abandon heavy make-up and heat styling, don`t we? It is time for us to accept that clean skin and simple hair look best. In fact, the pros recommend a minimalist look: No base, just tinted moisturiser and cream blush. Maybe a hint of mascara and shadow and a little lip gloss. The trick is to apply everything with a light hand: Or just accentuate eyes or lips to avoid looking overdone.
When the sun goes down, swap your sun block for something that mirrors your healthy glow. The aim is to look dewy and natural. Forget matte. Use a tinted moisturiser, if you want some colour, a little concealer and maybe translucent powder on your T-zone. If your base is moist, cream works better than matte; it is less visible and therefore more natural. Dot a sheer, pink-toned cream blush (experts often smoothen lipstick on the apples of the cheeks and along the brow bone with fingers).
Now, there are two palettes for eyes: Golden neutrals and soft pastels. Whatever you choose, keep it sheer. Lightly dust shadow across your entire lid up to the crease and blend carefully. For greater emphasis, line the edge of the upper lashes with pencil. Apply a thin layer of brown or black mascara. For more subtle looks, opt for colourless mascaras that separate and define without darkening. Finally, don`t forget to fill in your brows.
Lips can get dehydrated. Put back lost moisture with a nourishing lip balm. Experts are now swearing by gloss, preferring to outline them with a neutral pencil and then filling them in with a coloured lip gloss. Use a brush to blend the gloss over the pencil. Highly pigmented lipsticks can also be adapted; just dab them on the lips with your finger for a sheer stain of colour. If you still want shine, slick a layer of clear gloss.