Okay girls – it’s finally Summer, and it is going to be a hot one! That means it’s time to ditch your wintery frame of mind and the beauty routines that go along with it – and invigorate your look for the new season. Summer means long days with friends by the water, with good times rolling into the hot nights. The look we love is glowing, quenched skin, gorgeous lit-from-within make-up and bronzed supple limbs. But how do those impossibly perfect blogger babes do it? This is your go-to guide – a round-up of the hottest tips our homegrown beauty bloggers have to offer. Get ready to up your beauty game this Summer!
Skin – The Sunday Chapter, Angela Giakas
Summer beauty looks can be difficult to nail, but take inspo from your fave bloggers and repeat after us: Skin is in. The Summer look is all about an effortless glow, so it’s essential that your skincare routine is on-point. Scorching Summer heat and days at the beach can ravage your complexion, so try The Sunday Chapter‘s suggestion and smooth on her favourite cucumber calming mask from Peter Thomas Roth. Described by blog creator Angela as “a refreshing, cooling, moisturizing and calming gel mask that helps soothe dry, inflamed, irritated skin”, we think that this Cucumber Gel Mask is the perfect secret to nurturing dehydrated skin this Summer. Don’t forget to keep your water intake up to make sure you are hydrated from the inside out.
Makeup – Why Hello Beauty, Emily Crawford
With a flawless base sorted, it’s all about enhancing your natural features, so less is more when it comes to the makeup side of things. Emily Crawford from Why Hello Beauty is all about the glow: “It may be cliche but we all covet that golden glow during Summer, and if you can glow all over – then it’s even better! ” Glow like Emily by working an unexpected pop of colour into your highlight, built up over radiant bronzed skin. She recommends layering cheekbones with Huda Beauty’s Summer Solstice Highlighter Palette , a fresh spin on Huda’s ultra popular highlighting kit. It features divine buildable formulas and gorgeous shades named after equally gorgeous destinations, like Saint Tropez (shimmering champagne) and Mykonos (illuminating violet). Glow get it girl.
Body – Depths of Beauty, Emmily Banks
We all know how dangerous and damaging the sun’s rays are for our skin, especially in Australia. But that doesn’t stop most of us craving a deep golden tan for Summer. Luckily self-tanning has come a long way in the last few years, and the formulas that we’re working with today are carrot-orange and streak-free! Emmily Banks from Depths of Beauty has three essential tips for the perfect application, the key to a flawless tan. “Number one: Exfoliate. The most important tanning preparation is exfoliating! Two: Remove the fuzz. Do all hair removal at least 24 hours before you tan. Three: Ditch other products. Avoid putting any perfume, oils, moisturisers or deodorants on the day of tan application. These products and oils can interfere with tan absorption and adherence and can lead to a patchy result- not what we’re after!” There you have it – the secrets to the ultimate Summer tan are in your hands. Use them wisely!
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