6 Products You Need to Create a Glowing Summer Makeup LookMay 23, 2019
We all know that the no-makeup makeup look still requires makeup products, right? Okay — phew. Now that that’s out in the open, let’s get down to it: Summer beauty is all about creating glowing, natural-looking makeup that give you that healthy, lit-from-within appearance. Despite the goal being to look effortless, that’s not always the case. Know that the true foundation of radiant skin is — you guessed it — a great skin-care routine, followed by an arsenal of glow-inducing makeup products. Ahead, find all of the products you need to achieve the no-makeup-makeup look this summer.
Summer is the perfect time to go foundation-free. For those who prefer a bit more coverage, though, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ gives you a second-skin foundation look. This version of the brand’s best-selling full-coverage color correcting cream contains micronized light-reflecting pigments to give you glowing skin without glitter or shimmer for a more natural glow. Plus, it has SPF 50 for added sun protection.
Why not add a little shimmer to your makeup look? Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Custom Highlighting Drops is a lightweight, highly pigmented liquid highlighter that easily blends with your foundation. The formula comes in four buildable shades, all with light-reflecting pearls to give it that intense glow. Mix it in with your foundation or primer for all-over radiance or apply it strategically to your temples, cheekbones and brow bone to highlight.
In the summer, if it’s not waterproof it’s not worth it. Between the beach, the pool and let’s be honest, the sweat, the last thing you want is for your gorgeous dewy makeup to turn into a melted mess. For a naturally voluminous, long, light-as-a-feather lash look, reach for L'Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara.
If you’re a fan of the sun-kissed skin look, you’re probably all too aware of the dangers of tanning. That being said, your best option is to fake it with a self-tanner. L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Water Mousse quickly delivers a natural, sun-kissed glow to your skin sans streaks and uneven color. Apply the mousse formula to freshly exfoliated skin and allow the color to fully develop over the next four to eight hours before swimming or showering.
Once you have your faux sun-kissed glow, the finishing touch is all in the details — blush. Applying a swipe of blush to your cheeks and the bridge of your nose will give you that just-left-the-beach flush of color. This cream stick formula from Nudestix blends easily into bare skin or foundation and allows for easy touch-ups on the go.
The best way to prep your skin for a glowing makeup look is with an illuminating primer. NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Illuminating Primer brightens and smooths your complexion, creating a base for the rest of your makeup products. Because less is more when it comes to summer beauty, an illuminating primer will allow you to apply less makeup and still get the same radiant effect.