BEAUTY HOW TO: GET THROUGH SUMMER

With a very quickly approaching summer season arriving here in the southern hemisphere, changing up your makeup routine is essential to pulling off a cool summer. Here a few quick tips to help you take survive those 40°C days.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BASE

For the last couple of months, I’ve been test-driving the hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. It’s doing the job pretty damn well… A multipurpose product is so good, especially when you’re someone like me who leaves everything to the last minute. This primer has an SPF 15 which means when a full face of sunscreen isn’t important, I can slap this on and go. It leaves the skin incredibly silky and smooth and everything that goes over the top goes on evenly and smoothly, not to mention the fact that everything stays on for hours.

POWDERING IS KEY

The dewy look is still in so it’s important to play around with placing powder in the right areas. The areas that get the most oily are important to powder (lightly). The forehead can look a fair bit shiny when there’s flash photography occurring (trust me, you’re learning from the best) so powder up that area if you have the same problem. Around the eyes is a good idea as well to manage the oil flow but just make sure you only use a little for this because the area around your eyes cakes easily.

LIQUIDISE 

As the warmer weather has set in, I’ve slowly transitioned from highlighting powders and powder bronzers to a tester of a liquid illuminator. This helps to achieve that dewy look even more, rather than the powdered, matte look many go for in the cooler months. It also blends super easily and gives a very natural contour.

BROWS THAT LAST

It’s in planning to purchase a brow gel to shape my brows as it gets warmer as I find my creamy pencil doesn’t last. A creamy pencil tints the skin, whereas a gel tints the hairs, insuring your brows stay on as long as you need them to.

EASY LIPS 

A light tint reapplied throughout the day/ night are my go-to in the warmer months. I’m loving my Nars lipgloss in orgasm and plan to try out a YSL glossy stain that hopefully will stay put in Australia’s humidity.

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Kisses,

MahleeBali xx

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