Stay look­ing cool by the pool

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Powder Room -

The sun is beat­ing down, you have a re­fresh­ing cock­tail in hand and you’re chill­ing... but how do you stay look­ing re­ally cool while you’re loung­ing at the pool?

Find­ing make up to wear on a swel­ter­ing day is a tricky one for a lot of women as there is a lot to con­sider.

You want it to last but don’t want to feel it on your skin. You want to look nat­u­ral and glow­ing, not a sweaty mess.

You also want your eye make to stay put and not melt away in the heat or wash off in the pool.

Here are a few tips to help you stay fresh in the sum­mer sun and look­ing stun­ning all hol­i­day long.

Keep any foun­da­tion to an ab­so­lute min­i­mum and con­ceal in­stead where nec­es­sary.

Wa­ter-based foundations are far more long last­ing and hy­drat­ing e.g. MAC Face and Body foun­da­tion or Make up For­ever Wa­ter Blend. Th­ese foundations are wa­ter­proof but also look so nat­u­ral and dewy.

The best way to ap­ply is with a stip­ple brush to buff the foun­da­tion on to the skin. The more you buff, the bet­ter the glow. This should only take min­utes.

You can also go a lit­tle darker be­cause they are so light­weight so it’s a great way to ban­ish that white Scottish skin while you’re liv­ing La Vida Loca.

Tinted mois­turis­ers are great too but of­fer very lit­tle cov­er­age if you re­quire it. The wa­ter-based ones feel lighter.

Wa­ter­proof chunky eye lin­ers which dou­ble up as eye shad­ows are a must for sum­mer. There are so many to choose from but I love Bobbi Brown as there are some great neu­tral shades.

A sweep of colour along the lid is just enough to lift you and it will not budge.

You can swim wear­ing th­ese and they will be per­fectly in place when you fin­ish your re­fresh­ing dip.

I don’t want to look like I’m wear­ing eye make up on hol­i­day which is why I love the more neu­tral tones, but they have darker tones too if you pre­fer.

A darker tone along the top lash line is per­fect to en­hance your eyes with­out look­ing too “done”.

I’m not a big fan of wa­ter­proof mas­caras, but if you have long lashes they can be a great choice for the hot weather.

I pre­fer to get lash ex­ten­sions be­cause the dif­fer­ence they make is in­cred­i­ble.

Your lashes look long, thick and dark and frame your eyes beau­ti­fully. A per­fect choice for hol­i­days.

Liq­uid lip­sticks do work. They re­ally last but I find them a bit dry­ing so on hol­i­day I pre­fer a sheer lip­stick which just gives a wash of colour.

High­lighter looks stun­ning with a tan. But don’t go crazy with it or you’ll end up look­ing too shiny and sweaty. It’s sup­posed to be sub­tle. A liq­uid/ creme tex­ture is bet­ter for sum­mer skin.

I love NYX Born to Glow liq­uid il­lu­mi­na­tor. Ap­ply it to the high­est point of your cheek bones and put some in your body mois­turiser for a lovely glow on your beau­ti­fully tanned limbs.

A few sim­ple steps can keep you look­ing stun­ning while you’re sun­ning.

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