Summer season is here in all its glory and to be honest, it’s my least favourite time of the year. I wish that I could just skip the period between March-September and directly jump to October (the month I love the most! 😝). I believe that most of you share the same feelings as me because summers are just terrible – Right? Especially for those who love to wear makeup. Arggh, It takes less than two minutes for my makeup to melt down completely when I step out of my home during the day time.
Do you girls find it relatable? Then you have come to the right place! Because today, I am sharing a list of top 10 summer makeup & beauty essentials that will help you to beat the scorching, summery heat and also make you look FAB! Let’s get started with the list.
Top 10 Summer Makeup & Beauty Essentials That Every Girl Should Have In 2017
I always say that Aloe Vera is the solution to all your skin related woes (unless you are allergic to it – which is very unlikely to happen! 😝). You can use it as a skin soother during summer season. When I go out during the day, my skin turns red hot due to the heat. So once I come back home, I feel like slapping a ton of Aloe Vera Gel on my face just to get that cooling sensation it gives to the skin. I use the one by Patanjali, but you can use whichever brand you have access to. Even fresh Aloe Vera Gel is great for skin! Below are the three benefits of Aloe Vera Gel during summers –
- It works as a light moisturizer.
- It heals sunburns.
- It prevents and treats acne.
A lot of people don’t believe the fact that a sunscreen can protect their skin from harmful UV rays and prevent skin cancer. But I am still going to request you all to please wear sunscreen every time you go out in the sun, even if you don’t think that it actually does anything for your skin. Earlier, I always refrained from using sunscreen and that’s why I used to get tanned all the time. I have recently started using the O3+ Mattifying Gel Cream which has an SPF of 50. It’s a good moisturizer + sunscreen, recommended!
3. Tinted Moisturizer (aka BB / CC Cream)
A tinted moisturizer helps to partially cover blemishes and gives an even toned look to the skin. The tinted moisturizer I swear by is Lakme CC Cream which is an all-in-one instant skin stylist. It is the best one that you will find in the Indian market. Unfortunately, it comes in only two shades – beige and bronze, so dark skinned beauties may not find a match for themselves. You beauties can check out LA Girl HD Pro BB Cream as it comes in a variety of shades.
4. Loose Powder or Compact Powder
Using loose powder or compact powder is a MUST during summers! The powder controls the sweat and oil on your skin, keeping your skin fresh and shine-free all day long. Trust me, Even if you aren’t a huge fan of wearing makeup daily, you would still love to use a loose/compact powder in summers to keep that annoying greasiness away. I recommend Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder and Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact (which retails for only Rs.150, buy it here for Rs.120).
5. Bronzer, Highlighter & A Hint Of Peachy Blush
No one likes to wear layers and layers of face makeup when it’s 42° Celsius+ outside. But, applying just a tad bit of bronzer, highlighter and a peach blush over a tinted moisturizer will make your already gorgeous face look even more beautiful! Bronzer is usually referred as a “summer trend”, so most probably, you are already going to use it. But don’t forget to highlight your face to glow like a star this summer! For blush, use a peachy-coral toned shade as it looks the best in summers. I recommend – Makeup Revolution Blush, Bronze & Brighten in shade Rave.
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6. Face Toner or Face Mist
To keep your skin hydrated, use a face toner or a face mist multiple times a day. I have been using the Kronokare Aromatherapy Flower Power Toner from the past few days. It comes in a spray bottle packaging so it is convenient to use and carry. Moreover that, it is free of parabens, alcohol and other harmful chemicals!
7. Perfumed Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a HG product for us lazy girls during winter season, but what about summers?! I don’t think that any of us ever skip washing our hair in summer season. But they still get oily and smelly within 2 days of wash (and it is not good to wash your hair everyday). That’s when a perfumed dry shampoo (like the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry fragrance) comes handy dandy! Just make sure you don’t use it excessively though!
8. Coloured Eyeliner
Summer season is all about experimenting with new and bright colours in your makeup! So don’t feel shy to use coloured eyeliners to make a statement with your eye makeup. I love blue eyeliners the most (and I still own only one of them 😭) and I believe that blue eyeliners look beautiful on everyone. The one I have is L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue. If you want an even bright, neon-ish blue eyeliner shade then you can check out the new Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Pencil in Lustrous Sapphire.
Also Read: How To Do Winged Eyeliner With Pencil
9. Bright, Fuschia Lipstick
As I said, this is the best time of the year to step out of your comfort zone and try out some bold colours in your makeup ~ fuschia being one of them! 😍 If you don’t own a fuschia lipstick already, then you can check out the famous, SUGAR Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick in Mary Poppins or Maybelline Lip Gradation in Fuschia 1. Don’t feel comfortable with bold lipsticks? Try Maybelline Electro Pop Lip Balm in Pink Shock.
Because who likes to smell bad? 😛 Neesh is an Indian brand which has a great range of long-lasting attar-based perfumes that come in unique, pik-pack style packaging that can fit inside your pocket! I have done a full review on two of the Neesh perfumes which you can read here.
Bonus ~ A Neon Nail Paint!
My post would have been incomplete without this matte neon orange nail paint by Nykaa! It’s called Cherry Pop and it’s from Nykaa Matte Neon Nail Enamel collection (which has 6 neon nail enamels that are very apt for summer season!). Check out the swatches and review here.
Girls, what are your summer makeup and beauty essentials for 2017?! Let me know by commenting below! And please don’t forget to share this post with your friends.
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