Most days, I like to keep it light already, but as the hotter weather rolls around, cutting down products becomes serious business. Before I broiled in the heat of the sun, I used to be able to just go out in concealer and a finishing powder, but the sun’s rays have a way of bringing out SPF-induced paranoia.
My priority is great sun protection for the face. I picked this up in Japan—the Suncut Water in UV Protect Essence—but it’s essentially a water-based face sunscreen with SPF 50+ PA++++. It dries down really well, which is great because I hate feeling gunky in the summer heat. That’s my spring skin care tip, too—don’t forget the sunscreen!
I go in with my concealer (NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger), which I set with a powder (Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Refresh). The problem with the sunscreen is that it leaves the skin a little greasy-looking. That’s when I go in with a light layer of mineral foundation (Ellana Minerals Loose Foundation in Caramel Latte).
I never feel quite as done as when I brush a finishing powder all over my base. One of my favorites to use in these sunnier months is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light.
Then, I like to keep the rest of my makeup pretty simple. I’m pretty into the idea of bright lips right now, for some reason. Sometimes it scares me how much my brain gives in to the power of suggestion. Darn you, trend-makers!
What’s your spring/summer makeup base like?