Summer makeup generally tends to be lighter, more colourful and a lot more dewier than at any other time of the year. We want to enhance our natural tan with a golden glow and keep our skin breathing to ensure it stays clear and healthy.
We have selected our edit of 7 of the essential products your summer makeup bag shouldn't be without, so you can ensure your complexion stays flawless and perfected.
Clinique Blend-it-Yourself Pigment Drops
Summer makeup can be hard to predict, especially when you start to become tanned and need to buy a new shade of foundation. Luckily, with Clinique's Blend-it-Yourself Pigment Drops, there's no need, as they can be added to moisturiser to lighten, or to bronzer to deepen their shade.
They give light to medium coverage, perfect for the warmer months, and are suitable for all skin types.
benefit Dew the Hoola
Summer makeup isn't summer makeup without a little bronzer. For the warmer weather, we love nothing more than benefit's Dew the Hoola, which is a liquid bronzer designed to add natural light without looking heavy.
Plus, it comes in handy travel-size packaging, which is perfect for popping with you on the airplane. We like to use it with the benefit Hoola Brush, which ensures an even and flawless application.
Urban Decay Rebound Collagen Prep Spray
We love Urban Decay's classic All Nighter Spray, but for the summer if you want something a little lighter and more hydrating, try the Rebound Collagen Prep Spray.
Made with chia seed oil and centella (a healing herb), the fine mist disperses onto the skin to keep makeup in place and keep the complexion super soft, dewy and hydrated.
If you live in a city during the warmer months and need a refreshing boos, try the Urban Decay Anti Pollution Setting Spray. It contains a blend of minerals to shield against damaging environmental aggressors and keep your makeup in place.
Laura Geller Spackle Blur Stick
If you're not a huge fan of heavy bases when it comes to summer makeup, but you want something that evens out your skin tone, you will love the Laura Geller Spackle Blur Stick.
It comes in both matte and hydrating formulas depending on your skin type, and helps to prime, blur imperfections and prevent makeup from slipping. Plus, it contains a cocktail of nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E, jojoba and shea butter to condition and soften the skin.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher
Summer makeup generally means lighter and more water-based products due to their hydrating and blendable consistencies, which is why we love the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blusher.
The formula blends into the skin instantly for a subtle but buildable wash of colour on the cheeks. Plus, it's enriched with jojoba and Vitamin E to hydrate the skin through the warmer months.
Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer
Warmer weather can cause your eyeshadow to slip and crease, so a primer is essential.
We love the Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer, which comes in 3 gorgeous shades to help prep your lids before shadow application. However, if you want a more natural look, you can wear the shades alone for a light wash of colour. With 8 hours of wear, they're perfect for warm summer days.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Illuminator
The great thing about Shiseido's Synchro Skin Illuminator is that it can be worn in many different ways. For a serious glow, wear alone over foundation, or for a more natural radiance, mix with your moisturiser or makeup for a healthy complexion.
It's water-based, which is perfect for summer as it doesn't dry out the skin. It comes in either Rose Gold or Pure Gold depending on the shade of shimmer you want to go for.