11 steps for a perfect summer makeup routine

A Natural, fresh and bronzy makeup look is just perfect for summer time. It’s the perfect look that brightens your face – making you look youthful while flattering your complexion. And if you’re going on a summer holiday or if you are planning to visit different places this summer, your summer makeup routine should be quick and easy. You don’t want to spend too much time on your makeup if you have a lot of things planned for that day.

So, to help you out, I’ve created 10 easy steps for you to achieve that natural bronzy look this summer in just 15 minutes. This makeup look honestly saves you so much time; it’s very quick, easy and is a perfect everyday glam. So whether you are in a hurry or if you just want something that’s fast and easy, this makeup routine should be perfect for you!

summer make up routine

Step 1: Primer

Start off by using a Primer, and I suggest you use something that gives you the most beautiful glow, something that will help your makeup stay all day. The Laura Mercier Radiance Primer is perfect for the job. It leaves your skin looking radiant all day while blurring all your imperfections. To apply, take a few blobs on the palm of your hands and gently massage it all around your face.

 

Step 2: Foundation

Follow up with a natural looking powder. Something that will make you seem like you are not wearing an actual foundation (even if you are) but still makes your skin look flawless. Try Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Nourishing Fusion Makeup, it achieves the perfect coverage while giving you a beautifully natural finish.

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To apply, simply take a foundation brush or a damp beauty blender and apply the foundation on the back of your hand and start out in the center of the face and blend it out.

Step 3: Concealer

You can use any concealer that you prefer. Just make sure to use something that really covers the redness on your skin and helps even it out. If you’re looking for something that covers all your imperfections and something that will stay all day even on the most humid days then you should check out the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer. To apply, simply draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek and then blend it out with a brush or a beauty blender.

 

 

Step 4: Powder

If you want your foundation and concealer to last throughout the day then setting it with powder is the perfect solution. Make sure to use something that won’t make your foundation cakey and look heavy. Try the, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – it does the perfect job in making sure that your makeup stays all day and it will also keep the oil away. To apply, just gently press the tip of the brush into the powder then tap it to remove any even excess.

Step 5: Bronzer

Skipping contour and going straight to bronzer is definitely okay. Make sure to use a bronzer that will help you achieve a naturally sun kissed look. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer is perfect for the job – it will give you the most beautiful sun kissed skin during the summer time. It will make you look healthy and youthful. This bronzer is certainly worth the splurge. To apply, just swirl your bronzer brush evenly in the bronzer then apply the bronzer to your forehead, cheekbone and jaw line plus you must never forget to brush lightly over your chin, nose and neck.

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Step 6: Blush

Something peachy/corally is the absolute perfect shade for your cheeks during summer time. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush will give you all that you need; it will give you that natural pinkish look making you look very youthful and fresh. To apply, just lightly sweep your brush through your powdered blush then tap it to remove any excess and apply the blush to your cheeks.

 

Step 7: Highlighter

I know how much we love our blinding highlighters but for summer season we should go for something more natural; something that gives you that natural healthy glow from within. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer gives a very subtle glow making you look fresh and youthful. Just apply the highlighter in a diagonal line from beneath the center of your eye socket up towards your hairline, and blend. You can also run it along your cupid’s bow and in the bridge of your nose.

 

Step 8: Eye Shadow

This is honestly the easiest step in this makeup routine. You don’t have to do something crazy on your eye this summer. Honestly, you can really just skip this step if you prefer but if you still want something on your eyes then you can just use your bronzer. Just apply it on a fluffy eye blender brush and blend it all over your eye and you’re good to go!

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Step 9: Nude or white liner

If you want your eyes to look big and awake, then using white or nude line on your waterline is the perfect solution. Try the NYX Faux Whites in Linen – it has a very creamy consistency making it easy to glide on you waterline. Just glide the liner on your lower waterline to apply and you are good to go!

 

Step 10: Mascara

Top it all off with a couple coats of your mascara. If you want something that’s effective and feels lightweight at the same time, something that doesn’t clump at all then try the Benefit They’re Real. It’s non-flaking and it doesn’t smudge at all. So, check it out!

 

Step 11: Lips

Finally the last step would be the lips. You can use bold colors for your lips if you want your lips to stand out but if you want something more natural then a pinky/peachy nude color is perfect for you. The Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Taffy is the perfect pinky nude that just screams summer. Plus it has a formula that helps hydrate your lips.

 

Achieving the perfect makeup look no matter what season it is should not take so much of your time. With the help of this quick and easy makeup routine, you can be on time to any event while still looking glamorous. So try this today and let me know what you think!

 

Do you have anything to add on this list? Let me know in the comment section below, I would love to hear from you!

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