WHAT THE BEAUTY EXPERTS REALLY USE
How do a top blogger and a dermatologist change up their Summer skincare routines? What’s the celebrity make-up artist’s secret for melt-proof looks and de-puffing eyes? We asked some of our favourite women-in-the-know to spill the beans…
Things I avoid at this time of year are treatments or products that can heighten the skin’s sensitivity and susceptibility to sunburn, such as chemical peels, resurfacing masks or liquid exfoliants. At the beach, I always use SPF50 or more on my face. I also swear by Elemis Sunwise Tan Accelerator, £24. Use it in place of your body moisturiser for a week before you go on holiday to stimulate skin’s natural production of melanin before sun exposure. Not only does it make sure your skin is prepped, but it helps make your tan deeper and last longer. It’s also crucial to exfoliate well
‘Try more VIBRANT LIP colour to LIFT your WHOLE FACE’
Prepping, priming and a brighter colour palette are key, says MEGAN MOSLEY, Beauty Buyer at John Lewis
[continued from previous page] before you go away: my favourite’s the Decléor 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator , £28.
I like my skincare lighter in Summer, so I switch from a cream to a gel moisturiser. I also swap liquid foundation for a glow primer such as Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer, £38.50. I’ll then use Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder , £40, which has an SPF for a lighter coverage on my skin. It’s a good idea to change your blusher to a warmer tone, too, and try a more vibrant lip colour – a coral, orange or brighter pink.
To help make-up last when it’s warmer, preparation and setting are key. Using a primer boosts the staying power of your base. As well as Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Tom Ford do good ones. If you’re planning to wear eyeshadow, Urban Decay does a great Eyeshadow Primer Potion, from £9, that will prevent creasing throughout the day. Once you’ve applied your make-up, setting powder keeps you looking fresh faced. I swear by Laura
Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, £29, but if you prefer pressed
powders, the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, £33, and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, £40, are fantastic.
My bare legs secret
My best tip comes from Gilbert Soliz, Global Make-up Artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty. He taught me to take some illuminating primer in my hands, rub them together, then run them down just the centre of my legs. It makes them appear elongated.