Are you glowing – or just glowing with sweat? These summer makeup essentials are here to your rescue!
Say goodbye to expensive makeup and hello to clean beauty and facials! Recently, there has been a trend in letting your natural skin (and blemishes) show by applying natural, minimal makeup – think pastels, dewy, glazed doughnut-like skin, and the cream blush all over your feed. Whether you’re looking for items that’ll give your skin a healthy, tanned complexion, or simply something to keep your makeup from melting, keep scrolling for the essential summer makeup we think you should try this season.
Essential summer makeup buys in Hong Kong
1. Nars: Liquid Blush
Take a drop of Nars’ liquid blush and swipe it over your cheekbones, across your nose, cupid’s bow, collar bones, and shoulders to make it look like you’ve spent days in the sun. Infused with Monoi and Tamanu oils, this product will add extra moisture and resilience to your skin routine.
Shop Liquid Blush from Nars.
2. Ilia: Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Skin-minimalism is in these days, so there’s no need to have full coverage all day everyday! This mineral SPF from Ilia offers dewy coverage with niacinamide and hyaluronic acids to hydrate and plump your skin. With over 20 shades and various undertones (like olive, neutral, or gold) on offer, you can choose the one that suits your skin tone and desired effect.
Shop Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 from Ilia.
3. Dior: Lip Glow
Featuring all the classic, traditional lip colours, Dior’s Lip Glow is a staple for plump, hydrated lips. Made with cherry oil and a 24-hour hydration formula, the product can be used as a lip balm for daily use or as a primer. And, the best thing is that Dior’s colour reviver technology makes the Lip Glow adapt to the pH of each person’s lip colour – this sure makes us feel special!
Shop Lip Glow from Dior.
4. EltaMD: UV Tinted Broad-Spectrum
Sunscreen is an absolute must – everyday and every season of your skin routine (yes, even during winter!) For those who prefer a lighter coverage or have that “no makeup” makeup look, tinted sunscreen is definitely a product to add to your list of summer makeup buys. It protects your skin from sunburn, ageing, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes while providing luminosity and hydration. With numerous products to choose from in EltaMD’s tinted sunscreen collection, you’ll definitely find a product that suits your skin concerns.
Browse the range of UV Tinted Broad-Spectrum at EltaMD.
5. Natasha Denona: Pastel Eyeshadow Palette
As we move from spring to summer, try applying pastel eyeshadow to make your eyes pop. This season is all about experimenting with vibrant colours, shimmery lids, and new combos to create a hazy, dreamy effect. To maximise the look, use a graphic liner on your night out!