This month we kick off a series of summer essential hair and makeup looks to get you ready this festive season. With all the year-end functions we want you to look your best. We bring you some basics that you just have to have in your make up bag.

 

1. Primer

A really good primer is recommended, especially in summer when your face can be a little sweatier. A good primer will help to prevent shine and also to smooth the texture of your skin before applying foundation. This is a must-have for anyone with skin imperfections

2. Mascara

Try a 2 in 1, this kind of mascara gives you the option of a more natural daytime look using the softer brush or turning heads with fuller lashes using the thicker brush.

3. Bronzer

Make sure you find one best suitable for your skin colour. Gently apply it with a blush brush and give your cheeks a nice “sun-kissed” look. If you go out at night, you can freshen up your look and gently add another light layer.

4. Lip Gloss

No makeup bag is complete without lip gloss. Choose a shade that is not too bright. You may also try using your lip gloss over your lipstick to intensify the colour and to a little shimmer. A great look for summer sundowners.