Nobody wants to spend hours of their precious holiday in front of the mirror piling on the makeup. Nor do you want to lug around a suitcase filled with beauty products. Summer holiday makeup should be like a capsule wardrobe for your face: a few essential gems that make the most of your summer glow. So here’s a quick-and-easy guide to staying chic throughout the busiest of holidays, for a quick glamour fix wherever you are. Now, get ready to glow!
Summer – while a great time for stocking up on the sun’s natural vitamin D and wearing less makeup – is a season full of its own skin wars. Air conditioning, lack of moisture in the air and travel can all combine to trouble your complexion. Create a smooth and dewy base with a light day cream, and instead of heavy foundation sub in a BB cream with built-in UV protection. Use a large, soft brush to dust bronzer across your face, starting on your cheekbones, working up to your temples and forehead, and then down your nose, chin, neck and décolleté. At night, be sure to cleanse thoroughly and let skin recover with a restorative night cream.
When you’re on your summer holiday, the last thing you want to be doing is repainting your nails every evening. Yet seawater, chlorine and sand do their best to ruin your manicure. Prepare with a long-wear nail polish, sealing the tips with a top coat to prevent chipping. Reapply your topcoat every few days and it should last a whole lot longer.
3 LIPS & EYES
It’s the one time of year where you can leave the stack of eye shadows, lipsticks and lip pencils at home! Summer holiday makeup is all about keeping it simple. Use your bronzing pearls to add a little colour to your lids – just like the models at the SS14 Tommy Hilfiger show – and choose a thickening mascara and a liquid liner that won’t slip or smudge in the heat – it’s all you need for a sizzling style statement a la Rodarte SS14. For lips, just one luscious lip gloss will add summery glamour to any outfit.