As summer rolls around, we all jump at the chance to update our wardrobes to suit the warmer weather. But what about those makeup bags? It’s super important to make some changes to your makeup routine once the warmer weather sets in, which is why we’ve pulled together a list of what needs to come out of your makeup bag and what needs to go in!
Summer beauty is all about fresh dewy skin, pops of colour and easy, natural makeup. It’s also about keeping your daily makeup regime simple and hassle-free, so you spend less time in front of the mirror and more time out enjoying the sunshine. Here are the product swaps you need to make to update your makeup bag for the season ahead:
Out: Heavy, matte, full-coverage foundations In: Lightweight, dewy tinted moisturisers.
We love M.A.C’s Face and Body foundation for a lightweight coverage that can easily be built up by adding layers.
Out: Thick concealers In: Luminous light liquid concealer.
There’s a reason YSL’s Touch Eclat is famous the world over – it provides a good clean coverage with a slightly luminous finish.
Out: Rich blush colours In: Skin illuminators.
Clinique’s Up Lighting is great to mix in with your tinted moisturiser to give the skin a subtle, all-over glow.
Out: Deep red and plum toned lipsticks In: Vibrant red, pink and orange lipsticks.
We love a pop lip with a simple lick of mascara, and a good yellow-based red lipstick like YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in #13 is the perfect summer colour to carry with you every day.
Out: Dark and smoky eye shadows In: Natural, nude and warm bronze eye shadows.
M.A.C’s holiday palettes are great value with five perfect summer shades in beautiful caramels and shimmering golds.
Out: Your old winter mascara In: Chances are you’ve had your mascara for more than 3 months, in which case it’s time for a replacement!
Our latest lash love? Lancome’s brand new Grandiose mascara. With a curved brush, reaching every lash has never been easier.
Out: Candy pink glittery gloss In: Sheer watermelon coloured gloss.
Revlon’s ColorStay Moisture Stain is your easy everyday gloss that goes perfectly with clean nude eye colours.
Out: Dark, heavy, pencilled-in brows In: Lightweight, well defined natural brows.
Benefit’s Gimme Brow is the ideal product for a full, natural looking brow, and the mascara wand applicator makes it super easy to comb through the brows.
Out: Vaseline for the lips In: Tinted lip balms.
Burt’s Bees have a great range of lightly tinted lip balms which are ideal for keeping in your bag for when you’re not in the mood for lipstick.
Out: Musky and woody scents. In: Light fresh floral fragrances.
Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs is one of our favourite new scents, and with notes of blackberry, pear, blue wisteria, jasmine and coconut water, it’s really does smell like summer in a bottle.
M.A.C available at selected stores only.
Lancome’s Grandiose Mascara will be available in store on September 21st 2014