Summer 2022 Makeup Essentials

With everyone sharing their everyday makeup routines on social media, it’s clear that natural yet flawless makeup is the ultimate goal.

Here’s our top takeaways on which products you should be using to help you achieve the perfect summer makeup. 

1. Use a hydrating primer 

Using a hydrating primer helps to hydrate the skin and avoid your makeup going cakey whilst giving a radiant glow. 

Our favourites

Formulated with hyaluronic acid & shea butter, the Bobbi Brown face base helps to moisturise and plump the skin, revealing a beautiful glow. Scented with grapefruit and geranium, it is perfect for summer. This primer is best suited for normal to combination skin tis primer is best suited for normal to combination skin types. 

Packed full of vitamin A, C, and E, this primer will leave your skin hydrated and boost your complexion, leaving a natural matte finish. 

2. Glowy base

Helping to illuminate the skin, a glowy base can be worn on its own, under foundation or on top to reveal a glowy complexion. 

Our favourites

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know about the viral Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. With one being sole every 2 minutes, it’s definitely one to try! Formulated with smoothing airbrush polymers for a poreless, flawless finish and brightening porcelain flower extract to give brighter, glowy skin. 

Known as a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, the Collection Filter Finish is a budget pleaser. Formulated with vitamin E and glycerin for healthier looking skin. Not only does it provide a gorgeous glow, it doubles up as a primer. 

3. Skin tint

Skin tints offer a lightweight hint of colour, helping to even out skin tone whilst allowing your natural complexion to shine through- perfect for a natural makeup look! 

Our favourites

Available in 25 fabulous shades, the Fenty Beauty skin tint helps to blur and smooth your complexion. Formulated with HyrdaBlend Complex for a hydrating, diffused effect, it is also humidity, sweat and transfer resistant making it perfect for warm summer days. 

When skincare collided with makeup… Formulated with 1% pure hyaluronic acid, it leaves skin hydrated and glowing whilst providing a natural and lightweight coverage of colour. 

4. Faux freckles

Everyone is loving faux freckles at the moment, they’re perfect for that sunkissed look! Whether you are blessed with them naturally and want to enhance them, or you want to fake it till you make it, here are our product recommendations. 

Our favourites

Its fine applicator brush allows for precision.

With a buildable and smudge-free formula, it perfect for soft freckles.

5. Setting spray

Using a setting spray helps your makeup to blend in harmony, ensuring it doesn’t look cakey. It also helps to bring hydration back into the skin whilst improving the longevity of your makeup. 

Our favourites

The Charlotte Tilbury setting spray is formulated with smoothing aloe vera and Japanese green tea to create a weightless veil of hydration to lock in your makeup whilst leaving your skin with a flawless finish.

Packed full of antioxidants, the Oui Cherie mist leaves skin dewy and glowing whilst hydrating and minimising pores. Formulated with cherry extract, it smells like summer in a bottle! 

Written by Bryony Ghai