3 Step ‘No-Makeup, Makeup’ For A Natural Summer Glow
Our guide to ‘barely-there’ natural summer makeup, created with some of our favourite makeup products with added skin benefitting ingredients. Keep on reading to discover how we create our best sun-kissed bronze and the summer lip tints we’ve always got packed in our bags!
Your 'barely there' base.
We never like our face makeup to look ‘cakey’ or heavy, and especially not in the hot summer months, it just doesn’t feel good on the skin! To prep the skin, we’d recommend using a hydrating serum before makeup, something like Oio Lab’s Multi-Dimensional Hydrating Facial Serum or Shiva Rose’s Wild Strawberry Serum. If you prefer not to layer up your base makeup, simply prep the skin with a spritz of natural floral water – we love ones from Shelby Naturals and Voyanics.
For coverage, we love to have a foundation in our collection that can be ‘sheered out’ or ‘built up’, depending on how much coverage we want. Manasi 7’s Skin Enhancers are designed to work as a concealer or foundation. For a glowy summer look, we use a small amount mixed in with our favourite moisturiser or serum. Featuring some wonderful natural ingredients including organic sweet almond oil and shea butter, this cream product also works to nourish and hydrate the skin.
We also love Kjaer Weis’ cream foundations. Not only do they provide beautiful coverage on the skin, but they’re packed full of incredible organic ingredients that treat the skin throughout the day. This foundation contains one of our favourite oils, Jojoba oil, which is incredibly hydrating but doesn’t clog the pores.
Bronze your complexion, naturally.
If we had to choose just one summer makeup product, it would probably be a bronzer! For enhancing (or mimicking) a summer glow, bronzers are also such a great multi-use product – use them on your eyelids and decollatage.
If you love cream formulas like us, we have some wonderful options from Manasi 7 and Kjaer Weis. Half blush, half bronzer, Kjaer Weis’ Flush & Glow Duos are perfect if your makeup collection is small and curated. The creamy formula means they are ideal for use on the cheeks, eyes, and even the lips. If you prefer a powder bronzer, then Kjaer Weis have you sorted here too!
For the ultimate skincare-meets-makeup product, look no further than Shelby Naturals. Their Bronzing Serum is THE regenerating oil for sun-kissed, bronzed skin. Like a multivitamin for your skin, this powerful, toxin-free concentration is packed with the finest nutrient and vitamin-rich oils to rebuild, restore and protect your skin.
And finally, a hint of lip colour.
For us, summer makeup has to be easy and effortless. We want a lip colour we can apply when we’re out and about without needing to check it in a mirror! To nourish and heal the lips (with a hint of colour) we recommend Henne Organics’ lip tints. Their balm like formula is super creamy and formulated from organic ingredients. Whether you prefer a coral, red, mauve, or nude shade, Henne will have one to suit!
It’s worth mentioning, conventional lipsticks are full of scary ingredients. Read more about that here! Do your body and our Earth a favour, and try Juni Cosmetics’ amazing organic lipstick range. Not only are they pigmented and creamy, but they are ultra-hydrating. Juni lipsticks are formulated with argan oil, which is wonderful for hydrating and protecting the lips – perfect for all year round.