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The ultimate summer look

With the days getting warmer, it's time to switch up your makeup routine. Think dewy sun-kissed skin, bright eyes and a slightly better version of your own lips. Kate Morrison shares her favourite products for the ultimate summer look.


My favourite brand for SPF is the Heliocare range. They offer a product for every skin type and concern, harnessing the power of plants to protect the skin and prevent the signs of ageing. Also available in tints and foundations.

Heliocare Oil Free Gel SPF50 £31

For the all-year foundation wearer, I love Mac's Prep + Prime Face protect SPF50; the silky, non-oily formula melts into the skin and has the added benefit of preventing the appearance of dark circles. The formula also creates a soft-focus finish when worn under foundation.

Dewy skin

The ultimate for dewy skin is MAC Face + Body foundation. This iconic lightweight liquid is a staple of makeup artists around the world. The hydrating formula glides on skin, can be used as an instant self-tan all over and is waterproof and transfer-resistant when dry. Top tip: Squeeze some into your fingertips and rub hands vigorously together until the formula thickens to increase coverage and apply with fingers where needed.

Mac Studio Face and Body Foundation £32

For those with oily skin, fear not, set with a dusting of Hourglass Veil Translucent setting powder. The formula leaves an invisible natural skin finish while minimising the appearance of pores and lines.

Top tip: bake that under eye for extra-long wear.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder £39.40

Cream products are the seasons must-have. What better place to start than cult favourite Nars "Orgasm" shade in Liquid Blush for a long-lasting natural glow? Pop some on your lips too!

Nars Orgasm Liquid Blush £26

Bold eyes

This is the summer of the epic eye. It's all about experimenting with bold hues of shadow and liner. Get the look with Huda Beauty Obsession palettes; these versatile mini palettes come in various colours, with nine shades of highly pigmented mattes and shimmers in each palette.

Huda Beauty Haze Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Sand £23.65

Compliment the look with the fierce fox eye trend using long-lasting, smudge-resistant, waterproof Kat Von D tattoo liner. Top tip: start with an eyeshadow to help guide the shape. Or mix it up with NYX Vivid bright coloured liquid liners available in all colours of the rainbow. Use the liner and shadows as the perfect accessory to match any outfit.

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Trooper Black £18

Natural lip

As makeup trends have generally veered to the more natural recently, make sure to pair that bold eye with a natural hued lip. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer comes in 6 shades specifically created to flatter your skin tone.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer £17


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