Rushed for time in the mornings? Don’t fret, with this easy 10-minute summer beauty routine you will be good to go in no time.
1. Add Radiance
SPF protection is a no-brainer, no matter the weather. Always remember to apply a facial sunscreen before you start putting on your make-up. The best ones, like Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30, R1 099 for 50ml, will act as a skin illuminator under foundation.
2. Sheer Cover
Go for a fresher, more dewy look for your skin while on holiday, rather than a ‘heavy’ one. Your skin will thank you. For light coverage, try Esse Foundation with SPF 30, R595 for 30ml, or new Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid SPF 15, R540 for 30ml.
3. Remember to Blush
Keep all your make-up creamy, as its more flattering under the sun than powder. Luma Just A Touch Lip & Cheek Tint in Signorita, R385, is the perfect consistency in this fresh shade of pink.
4. Give Definition
Waterproof eyeliner and mascara are your best friends under the South African sun. Ordinarily, we’ve avoided them as they’re quite hard on fragile lashes, but there’s no denying that liner and mascara give eyes a natural definition. Good ones to try are Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer, R114,95, Clinique Lash Power Mascara, R335, and Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara, R440.
5. Gloss Up
Swap lipstick for lip gloss for hot summer days. Unlike lipstick, if the colour starts to melt or bleed, it’ll cool into the same shape as your lips. Lancome L’Absolu Gloss Cream in Roe Caress, R380, gives a lovely wash of colour in a single swipe.
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.