Simplify your beauty routine and get ready to try fun party makeup looks now that the season of spritzes and SPF is upon us.
Change is in the air: it’s palpable. Days are getting longer, nights are getting balmier. It’s time to pack away your sweaters, start making plans for local long weekenders… and once again consider your warm weather beauty routine. Here are the beauty switches to make and summer makeup looks to try as the temperature rises.
While we don’t believe in the need for a “beach-ready” body, you can give your skin a workout to get it in shape for the season ahead. This targeted four-week treatment from Sisley will have your skin looking more vibrant by the time high-summer rolls around. At first it works on signs of fatigue, then focuses on restoring skin’s softness and tone, before smoothing and finally, increasing radiance and elasticity. Get glowing.
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Find your MVP sunscreen
UV exposure has been estimated to be responsible for 80 per cent of visible ageing, and with the extra time in the sun – whether at the beach or a rooftop bar – a trusty sunscreen is a must. If you don’t already have a go-to formulation (when it comes to SPF, it can be hard to find The One), then now is the time. This one from Dermalogica won’t leave a white cast on your skin, and also helps protect against blue light – handy when you’re yet again scrolling through Instagram.
Play up party makeup
When it comes to summer makeup looks, why not lean in to the spirit of the season and embrace a newfound sense of playfulness? Whether it’s with Euphoria-inspired eye makeup or a punchy statement lip, adopt an “anything goes” approach that’s as carefree as the days feel. A foundation such as Dior‘s Forever Skin Glow Foundation will provide an all-day base, then add depth with Tom Ford’s Soleil Glow Bronzer. Opt for a bold lip – this one from Gucci will get you there – or a party-ready eye. Want some inspiration? We love the pink winged one makeup artist Shella Ruby Martin demonstrated in her At Home With DJs Instagram Live. It’s easier and more wearable than it looks – we promise.
Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation
Sheer Highlighting Duo
Rouge à Lèvres Matte in Janie Scarlet
Diorshow On Stage Liner in Matte Pink
Fake it ’til you make it
Whether with a full application, or by adding a pump or two to your moisturiser each day, fake tan is by far the most effective (and healthiest) way to get glowing as the weather warms up.
Change your sheet (masks)
Just as you retire your heavy winter moisturiser in favour of something more feather-weight when summer rolls around, you can do the same with your masking routine. SK-II’s facial treatment masks are beloved for good reason – they’re light, instantly effective and will leave you glowing. Pop one on before your next event.
Want to get ready with us? Sip Champagne while the blow-dry pros at Blow Bar Co in our Elizabeth Street store get your hair party-ready – then let us take care of your brows and manicure in our Brow & Nail Spa. Or if you’re just looking to supercharge your daily beauty routine for glowing summer skin, our in-store and virtual services will help hone one that works for you.