May 25th, 2021
With summer nearly here, and the sun resolutely hiding, we need all the help we can get to cheat that summer glow and be ready for those long days and bright nights! MUA Huda Okuonghae advises on how to perfect your look and shares her product recommendations.
The aim for this is to achieve a healthy-looking complexion by keeping the skin looking plumped and adding colour and moisture. A good skincare routine will be the most important part of this process. You also need to think of using cream or liquid makeup products to achieve your beautiful summer look.
Powder products add texture to the skin but can look ageing and unflattering in direct sunlight. To take any unwanted shine away use a pressed powder in the centre of the face only and make sure your powder contains hyaluronic acid for a non-drying finish.
Product Recommendation By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder (£38).
Now on to the fun stuff! Start off with a tinted moisturiser or light coverage foundation, a shade or 2 warmer than your usual winter base. Next, add dimension and colour to the face. A cream bronzer is the perfect way to bring your face to life. Simply focus the product on your cheeks, nose and temple; all the areas the sun would naturally tan.
Product Recommendation Huda Beauty Tantour (£26)
Now it’s time for the blush, this season must have look is the beautiful rosy cheeks and again using a cream-based product will achieve this. A good tip when applying cream blush would be to use the rounded end of a damp makeup sponge and press the product on the apples of your cheeks and extend it up your cheek bones for an instant face lift.
Product Recommendation Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out (£19).
Next step is to add that beautiful glow. A liquid hi-lighter gently applied with your fingers on the top of your cheekbones and tip of the nose is all you need
Product Recommendation Charlotte Tilbury Light Wand (£29)
Finally & often something we forget; don’t forget to keep your lips looking healthy and hydrated, exfoliate, moisture and add a pop of colour with a beautiful gloss.
Product Recommendation Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb (£17)
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