stay fresh and pretty all summer long
The first step in a basic regime is to make sure make-up will adhere to your skin by using a good cleanser to remove any oil or perspiration. “My suggestion for a basic regime is a cleanser, eye cream, treatment serum and moisturiser,” says Gillian Adams from Gillian Adams Salon & Spa in Turramurra, Sydney. “Then apply treatment serum, moisturiser, eye cream and make-up.
“Once the basics are covered, it’s time to start adding additional products to elevate your regime for the season – masks, exfoliating products and the injection of power ingredients such a waterrich hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which will keep your skin’s hydration levels high and refine the complexion for glowing skin.
“Visiting a skin therapist will help you identify what your skin needs and allow for the best products to be prescribed.”
To hide hot, flushed cheeks, Gillian recommends mineral-based make-up which allows skin to breathe. “Mineral makeup is generally lighter on the skin and is designed to be layered onto the skin. It does not contain comodegenic ingredients, which can sit in the skin’s pores and cause clogging.”
Make-up artist Liv Lundelius says getting a natural-looking base is all in the skin preparation. “A lightweight hydrating serum that locks in moisture can plump the skin without leaving a shiny residue. Then use a multitasking BB cream with sun protection that will last through the hottest days – some can even be worn on the beach,” she says.
For something a little more glamorous? “Enhance your bronzed skin with warm highlights on top of your cheekbones, bronze smokey eyes and a glossy lip to add just enough sheen and light to contrast darker skintones.”
1. Olay Rejuvenating Sheet Mask, Priceline $28.99. 2. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, $76. 3. Burt’s Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in Santorini Sunrise, Priceline, $16.99.