1. Use a Primer
... But only where you need it. Keep your base layers as light as possible to avoid makeup feeling cakey and clogging pores; you want to allow your skin to breathe through your base.
If your skin is prone to redness in the warmer months, apply a small amount of Miracle Prep Color Correcting & Cooling Primer only onto the affected areas to neutralise and cool. Or, if you find your skin typically feels more oily in summer, smooth Miracle Prep Pore Minimising & Mattifying Primer onto the t-zone to absorb sebum and stop the shine.
2. Stay Light
Heavier, full coverage foundations are best kept for cooler months. As temperatures rise, opt for a lightweight foundation that lets your natural skin tone shine through, and team with a sheer application technique. Dot a small amount of Radiant Lift Foundation to only the centre of the face: the nose, chin and forehead. Then, using a damp foundation brush, blend the glow-boosting formula outwards to create a fresh, lit-from-within-glow without needing to layer on other products.
3. Choose Cream Formulas
Embrace the natural, dewy glow that summer brings by opting for creamy formulas that blend easily and make touch-ups a breeze. To add a healthy flush to your summer makeup, dot Miracle Touch Creamy Blush onto apples of cheeks, blending upwards and outwards to brighten the complexion. Or, if you’re tight for space in your handbag or holiday suitcase allowance, use your favourite shade of Colour Elixir Lipstick as both a blusher and lipstick for a monochromatic makeup look.
4. Keep Shine Under Control
Oily types, we feel your pain. Between trying to beat the heat and maintain your flawless base, keeping your best foundation for summer looking shine-free can feel like quite the beauty battle. After applying your base, try dusting a light layer of Miracle Veil Loose Powder over the t-zone, helping to set makeup in place and absorb oil before it appears. If the summer shine follows you while you’re away from your makeup bag, press a velvety sponge or pad into Crème Puff Face Powder, then tap and roll over shiny areas of skin to mattify without disrupting makeup beneath.
5. Always Carry Face Mist
What did we do before face mists? These hydrating, cooling spritzes are perfect for everything from adding moisture to setting makeup in one pump. That’s why you shouldn’t be without Lasting Performance Setting Spray this summer. We recommend keeping it in the fridge at home or work and misting over makeup for an instantly cooling treat for skin. Dreamy.