Summer calls for a natural, non-greasy dewy beauty look—one that doesn't employ a wide range of products. It's all about opting for light-weight, melt-proof formulas that ensure your makeup doesn't look cakey and accommodates a generous layer of SPF sunscreen.
To help you make the switch to your summer beauty routine, celebrity makeup artist Arti Nayar shares a 7-step tutorial to achieve the perfect summer-ready look.
Step 1: Prep and Prime
Before beginning your makeup, it's crucial to prep your skin—either with a sheet mask or a primer—which allows for a clear canvas to help the products blend well.
Step 2: Corrector, Concealer and Foundation
The colour correcting method which makes use of complementary colours—ones that are directly opposite in the colour spectrum—work to cancel out any skin discoloration. Followed by this, use a concealer and foundation with the help of a beauty blender to ensure that the products blend well into your skin, giving way to a soft, dewy finish.
Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, Rs. 3,700 (available on Nykaa.com)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation, Rs. 2,986
Step 3: Loose Powder and Under-Eye Powder
Ensure that you powder your skin well—ideally with a loose powder—so as to maintain long-lasting results. You may also choose to opt for an under-eye powder to smoothen out and add a touch of glow to your face.
Kay Beauty HD Setting Loose Powder, Rs. 799 (available on Nykaa.com)
Step 4: Contouring and Blush
The next step involves adding some structure and dimension to your face, with the help of a contour palette and blush. Contour your face, according to its shape, to give it some definition, and add a swipe of pink-hued blush on the apples of your cheeks for a flushed look.
Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush, Rs. 2,300 (available on Nykaa.com)
Step 5: Cream or Powder Highlighter
You must cautiously pick between a cream highlighter or a powder highlighter, depending on the location, the purpose and the weather. During hot and humid weather, go for the powdered variety, however, if it's an enclosed, air-conditioned space, you could touch up with a cream highlighter as well.
Viseart Glow Intense Highlighter, Rs. 2,000
Step 6: Let Your Eyes Do the Talking
For the eyes, opt for a brown-toned palette with a dash of gold, to give them a soft yet glamorous touch. Curl your eyelashes and add a voluminous effect by double-coating them with mascara. To make your eyes pop, use a brown kohl pencil in your inner waterline to compliment the soft makeup look. Alternatively, if you're looking to go for an intense, edgy look, you may choose a white or black kohl pencil.
Maybelline New York Hyper Curl Mascara - Waterproof Very Black, Rs. 335 (available on Nykaa.com)
Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Kajal - Just Brown - 006, Rs. 675 (available on Nykaa.com)
Step 7: The Perfect Pout
To complete your fresh, dewy look, apply a soft pink lipstick—in either a matte or a creamy shade.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - Pillow Talk, Rs. 3,150 (available on Nykaa.com)
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick - Girls Trip, Rs. 1,995 (available on Nykaa.com)