Get ready to glow! It’s time to banish your jumpers and cardigans to the back of the wardrobe and bring out your wonderful, bright items of clothing – summer is here! While you can dress and accessorise to your heart’s content, don’t neglect your most important accessory – the thing that everyone sees during summer – your skin.
That’s right, you’ll be exposing your delicate skin to the sun’s lovely rays and showering yourself with some much-needed vitamin D. So, how can you put your best foot forwards in terms of getting the best skin, just in time for the warmer weather? Soft-focus, glowy skin is IN, so I’ve pulled together the best products for you to achieve that lit-from-within glow, ready for the British Summer Time.
1. Protect Yourself!
First things first, no one should be going out into the sun without properly protecting delicate skin (especially on your face!) from the sun’s strong rays. This sunscreen has risen up the ranks recently as a favourite of celebrities, makeup artists and the general public alike. The sunscreen from Supergoop! is SPF30 and has a dewy, glowy finish. Use it after your normal skincare for a great base for your makeup.
Another hero product is Futuredew from Glossier. It has within it nourishing oils that don’t feel greasy, you can use this serum under makeup or on its own. It also doubles up as a moisturiser so ensure you don’t become to dried out in the warmth. What’s not to love?
3. A Flawless Base
The trick for achieving that glowy look is to create a flawless, blemish-free base. Nothing too mask-like, but a medium coverage that evens out your skin tone and creates a great canvas for other products to sit on. Charlotte Tilbury comes to the rescue with her Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation, which comes in many flattering shades to help you achieve a youthful, glowing complexion.
4. Highlight Your High Points
Highlighter is the best way for you to accentuate your features and create that all-important shimmery glow. Here, we only want to highlight the high points of the face, where the sun would naturally hit. We don’t want all over highlight, so we can avoid a glitter ball look! This can include cheekbones, nose and your browbone. These highlighter drops from ICONIC are a great product to achieve this look.
5. Set Your Glow
There’s no point doing all this glow-prep if it’s just going to slide off your face as soon as things get a little warm! It’s so important to set your makeup, and Charlotte Tilbury is here once again with her Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray to set your makeup all day without it fading or settling into lines. Simply spritz over your face to finish off your glowy look.
Are you looking forward to the warm weather? Let me know if you’ve got a trick to get summer-ready skin.
Kerry + The CMA Team x