Tone down the heavy creams, full-coverage foundations, dark lipstick shades and welcome summer with a bag full of no-show foundations, natural blush and pretty pink lip colours! Whether you’re headed for a beach vacation or your friend’s pool party at the farm, these summer essentials will keep you looking flawless!
The Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser gives you a pretty, healthy glow and it’s the perfect size to stash in your bag! It’s the ideal touch-up solution when you’re running out of time and need to refresh your look. This 2-in-1 makeup essential leaves your skin looking flawless without looking overly made up, so brownie points for that!
Pro Tip | Take a small amount and blend from the center of the face out, much like you would apply a daytime moisturizer. If you need more coverage in certain areas, add a light touch of concealer afterward and blend for a smooth appearance.
Price | Rs 1,600
Where | Clinique Stores At Select CITYWALK, Saket & Ambience, Gurgaon
Foundation is a make essential for every girl, but a full-bodied foundation can leave you looking caked up and sweaty. You need something more long-lasting and light for this humid weather. Applies, builds and blends easily and evenly, this no show foundation by M.A.C. Cosmetics with SPF 15 is perfect for the summers!
Pro Tip | Wait for five minutes before you apply foundation to let the moisturiser sink in. Then use your fingertips to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and a brush if you want a more polished, medium-to-full coverage.
Price | Rs 2,500
Where | M.A.C. Stores - Select CITYWALK, Saket & DLF Promenade, VK
This gorgeous collection of glittery baked eyeshadows include ten sultry nude shades. Each one boasts of diamond dust shimmer which fits in perfectly for both day and night-wear. When used wet, the darker shades can also be used as an eyeliner for an intensified, bolder effect.
Pro Tip | Try using an eyelid primer before applying your eyeshadow that will make it last longer and give you a smoother finish.
Price | Rs 2,931 (Approx.)
Where To Buy | Sephora - Select CITYWALK, Saket
Pretty and understated, the light pink shade of the NYX Professional Makeup Baked Blush
gives a natural flush to the skin making you look perfectly peachy pink for the summers! Smooth and velvety, this blush glides over skin to give a dewy finish. Bag one of these today, as this neutral shade will compliment well with any outfit you wear!
Pro Tip | In order to apply blush where it will be most flattering on you, first determine your face shape, smile and see the apples of your cheeks - that's your target! Apply in a circular motion to rounded cheeks.
Price | Rs 510
Shop Online Here | https://www.nykaa.com/nyx-professional-makeup-baked-blush.html?skuId=182816&root=search&pos=53&queryterm=nyx+blush
Want to freshen up for work after a late night party or just want to hide those dark circles? This superb concealer kit by Bobbi Brown is exactly what you need! Your new makeup best friend, this creamy concealer will help you camouflage any skin blemishes or puffiness instantly!
Pro Tip | If you’re using foundation, then apply that first and then apply your concealer. This will help the concealer blend well with your foundation. After applying the concealer, blot the area with a tissue to prevent it from looking too cakey.
Price | Rs 3,000
Where | https://goo.gl/xDLspP
Rising temperatures and lots of makeup can equal to a total mess! This magic wand for the lashes helps sculpt them with a single glide to get beautiful, voluminous and thickly curled eyelashes.
The application brush is designed in a way that it separates the lashes and prevents them from clumping. Non-smudge and ultra waterproof, this mascara stays on you all day long!
Pro Tip | Dust baby powder over your eyelashes between the first and second coats of mascara to plump up your lashes.
Price | Rs 325
Shop Online Here | https://www.maybelline.co.in/eyes/mascara/hypercurl-mascara
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Add a stroke of radiance to your face with this instant highlighter by Chanel. Reducing the appearance of fine lines with its optical effect, this face pen is the perfect makeup hack to carry in your purse.
Pro Tip | Apart from just using the highlighter on your cheekbones and nose, you can apply it on your eyelids too in case you forget to carry your eyeshadow.
Price | Rs 4,680
Shop Online Here | https://www.amazon.in/Chanel-Eclat-Lumiere-Highlighter-0-04oz/dp/B002T1MJUW
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Sleeping with makeup on or not properly removing it can take a toll on your skin and result in an outbreak of pimples and clog pores. Micellar Water by Garnier cleanses all the impurities and dirt from the surface of your skin and lets your skin breathe. So make sure to add this to your summer essentials kit this season!
Pro Tip | You can also replace your makeup remover with Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil and rub a few drops on your eyes and lips and then wash your face and it’ll just do the perfect job of a makeup remover.
Price | Rs 390 Onwards
Shop Online Here | https://goo.gl/Z2ejEq
Summer is the best time to flaunt those perfectly manicured and pedicured nails. These three colours by O.P.I. - Chocolate Mousse, Pink Flamenco, and The Thrill of Brazil are definite must haves for this summer. Versatile and varied, these three beautiful shades are enough to last you all summer long!
Pro Tip | After applying nail paint, you could use a blow dryer at medium heat to make it dry more quickly.
Price | Rs 700 (Onwards)
Shop Online Here | https://goo.gl/zku5zZ
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Yes, the word sunscreen is synonymous with summers and you should never step out of the house without it! Apply dollops of sunscreens throughout the summers to keep yourself safe from unwanted tans and rashes. Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen is a great choice ‘cause it’s light and comes in SPF 15 and 30!
Pro Tip | Apply the sunscreen half hour before leaving the house because it takes that much time to be absorbed by the body.
Price | Rs 770
Shop Online Here | https://shop.kaya.in/skin-care/sunscreens-products
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Tanning during the summers is inevitable and we all hate it, but with Boutique’s Anti Tan Kit we’re all set to wear those strapless dresses and tops ‘cause this kit comes with a Bio White Scrub, massage oil, dark spot corrector and a cream which when used right, does the magic and makes you look all radiant and fresh.
Pro Tip | Follow the method prescribed on the box for best results and try to avoid any contact with the eye because it may cause irritation.
Price | Rs 215
Shop Online Here | https://www.biotique.com/skin-care/bio-anti-tan-kit.html
So make sure you grab all these 11 beauty and skin care must haves this summer to have that fresh and beautiful skin!