Image consultants Colour Me Beautiful share their top tips to ensure
you'll look your best no matter how hot it gets this summer
With summer just around the corner you've probably been through your
wardrobe and dusted down your summer clothes but what about your make-up
bag? Now is the prefect time to give it a summer makeover.
1. Essential protection
Protect your skin from damage this summer by using a moisturiser with an
SPF factor of 15 or higher. Use it daily and you'll help to combat
those early signs of aging such as sun spots and fine lines. Remember
that you'll be exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays even on a cloudy day.
Apply your SPF moisturiser to a clean face and allow 10 minutes for it
to absorb before applying your foundation.
2. Lighten up
When the warm weather hits you might find that foundation and powder
feels too heavy on your skin. For a fresher, lighter look switch to a
tinted moisturiser, apply with a damp sponge and you'll be sure to get
an even look. A little concealer dabbed under the eye will give added
3. Fake it
On a lovely summer's day there is
nothing better than the appearance of a healthy glow to make you feel
better, and one of the easiest ways of achieving this is with bronzing
powder. If you're worried that you'll choose the wrong shade of
bronzer and end up looking orange instead of sun-kissed, Colour Me
Beautiful has a range of shades that have been specifically created to
suit your skin tone.
4. The eyes have it
Eye shadows in lighter,
neutral shades are perfect for the summer. If it's really hot and you
don't want to go to the effort of applying a full make-up, a touch of
mascara and a little eye liner will 'open' up the eye and bring your
face to life. For a lighter, more summery appearance, swap your black
mascara for one that is either brown-black or brown. To complete your
look remember to have your eyebrows professionally shaped.
5. Essential waterproofing
There is nothing worse than running mascara, so if you're planning a
beach holiday or going to a wedding, consider your choice of mascara
with care. Waterproof mascara is great, but you'll probably need an
oil-based eye make-up remover to take it off properly so that you don't
get an unsightly build-up. If you don't want the hassle, it's worth
getting your eyelashes professionally tinted. If you're particularly
fair and have very light eyebrows it's worth getting them dyed too.