Beauty Tip: Summer Glowing Skin

Creating an all over glow is no easy task. It involves products such as primers, illuminating foundations, highlighters and so on. However, starting with your skin preparation is always key. So clean your face in the morning, as usual, apply your serum and moisturiser, give it a few minutes to sink in and then you are ready for your foundation.

In the summer, we want all the glow but with as few products as possible. Most of us opt for a tinted moisturiser or a lighter coverage foundation. Humid weather and heavy makeup don’t always work well together. Of course, there are always products on the market that are targeted towards warmer climate and to stop your makeup from running off your face, even when you need it to stay in place all day. But for the sake of a couple of months, we don’t always want to change our favourite foundation.

And here is where our tip comes in: mix a little moisturiser in with your foundation and this will create a sheer and hydrated look, leaving your skin with a healthy glow. Get your base right and you can't go wrong with the rest! My favourite moisturiser to mix with my foundation is Clinique Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (which is my go-to summer moisturiser anyway) because it is a gel like texture, very light. I don't think this would work so well with a heavy moisturiser, unless of course you have very dry skin.

For days when you just want a tint to your skin instead of a full makeup look, I like to take half the amount of foundation I normally use and add my moisturiser to create a tinted moisturiser.