A natural finish and dewy tones are the perfect looks for glowing summer skin. Whether you’re sipping champagne at a glitzy wedding or enjoying poolside cocktails on holiday, a sun-kissed glow will help you showcase your fashion choices. So, here are some of our top tips for ensuring that your makeup looks the part this summer, no matter what you get up to.
Foundation and moisturiser
If you’re hoping to emulate a dewy tone that showcases your skin in a stunning light, it’s really important to moisturise. While excessive moisturiser won’t do you any favours, you need to apply enough to ensure that your skin feels hydrated. The moisture provides your skin with an even and light finish and is perfect for providing an inner glow to the base of your makeup. In other words, it will provide your face with a fresh appearance.
Also, if you want to keep things light because of the hot weather, you can mix a small amount of foundation with your moisturiser, which is an insider beauty tip that can make all the difference. The result will be a smooth tint that offers sheer coverage – a perfect way to express yourself.
While we love powder blushes, they result in a matte finish that not everyone likes. Therefore, if you opt for a cream blush, you can maintain the dewy glow of your skin and achieve a pigmented colour, which helps your skin look naturally bold. You can also blend the blush into the apple of your cheeks, which is a great way to look effortlessly chic in a simple step. Consider also bringing the colour across your eyelids for a soft flush in a matter of seconds. The perfect complement to a cream blush is Chi Chi’s gorgeous collection of Blush and Pink Occasion Dresses, which provide you with the wardrobe inspo you need for a summer soiree.
One of the most important steps is picking the right shade of makeup. We recommend a bronzer that is a couple of shades darker than your skin – if it’s any darker than this, you will struggle to blend it properly. You also need to be strategic with your application of bronzer, as the trick is to accent the dewy radiance of your skin. Ensuring that the bronzer is thoroughly blended out will ensure a natural finish, but it helps to begin with a denser brush before finishing off with a fluffier one.
As is the case with bronzer, liquid highlighter should be well suited to your skin, as it’s really important to get the undertones right when trying to achieve a natural-looking glow. For cold-toned skin, it’s best to go for a silver-toned highlight, while warmer-toned skin looks great with a gold-toned highlight. For the best results, apply a little liquid highlighter along your brow and at the top of your cheekbones before blending it out with your finger. The result will be a highlighted glow that is perfect for any occasion.
Now that you have all the steps you need to get that sun-kissed glow that is so sought after, it’s time to make sure that your wardrobe is summer-ready. Explore Chi Chi’s new in dress collection for the latest trends, and choose a dress to perfectly complement your makeup this summer.