You have your toned bikini bod, a new summer do and you’re sporting your new studded Mui Mui sandals on the beach. You’re perfectly set for summer, but what about your summer beauty routine? Whether you’re destined for the beach, cottage, a road trip or a summer wedding, take your expert beauty cues from Grace Lee—lead makeup artist for Maybelline Canada—and Sara Whittaker—director of education for Clinique Canada—for your easiest summer beauty experience ever (hint, bring on the BB Cream!).
SUMMER BEAUTY: The best SPF lip balms
1. Summer beauty tips for the beach
Ah, the beach—the perfect place to sit back and relax with a good book and your new shades. But how do you handle your beauty regime amongst the pristine sand and waves? Whittaker advises you to start with Clinique’s SPF 50 Face Cream to give your skin both UVA and UVB defense. For added protection, opt for a BB Cream or foundation that also has SPF mixed in. Lee’s favourite way to do that is with a creamy foundation, such as a BB Cream, that comes with SPF built in (try using Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Cream with SPF 30). Go for lots of longwearing and water-resistant makeup to keep your beauty look fresh and easy under the beach umbrella. “And for a natural way to exfoliate, run your hands and feet in the sand,” says Grace Lee. You’ll be the most primed girl on the beach!
2. Summer beauty tips for the cottage
If you’re cottage-country bound, be sure to pack your easy-to-apply beauty essentials (just because you’re at the cottage doesn’t mean your beauty regimen has to suffer). “It’s important to maintain a good daily skincare routine to ensure proper cell turnover and maintain a healthy skin barrier function,” says Whittaker. Make sure to cleanse your face to remove built-up oil and bacteria from all those smoky bonfires and barbecues. When it comes to beauty, make the most of what you have available at the cottage. Creativity with your makeup routine is key. “Keep it simple and don’t overcomplicate things. I would use Maybelline’s Bouncy Blush on the cheeks for a natural rosy glow, but make it work double-duty as an eye shadow,” says Lee.
Need more summer beauty tips? Head to the next page for easy summer beauty advice for a road trip and wedding…
3. Summer beauty for a road trip
Did someone say road trip? A glam adventure in the car with your girlfriends calls for a major pop of colour. Start by applying a super-rich shade to your lips such as Maybelline New York ColorSensational Vivids. “Look even more chic in the car by painting your nails a bright colour to match. If you aren’t the driver, a great way to pass time in the car is to do a self mani,” says Lee. How should you handle beauty on the go? Remember to keep it simple. “Think about products you can use for multiple things—like a lip and cheek colour duo—so that you don’t have to take too many things with you,” says Whittaker.
BEAUTY TIPS: Lighten your foundation load with BB Cream and more
4. Summer beauty for a wedding
Take it from us—adjusting your beauty routine for a summer wedding can be tricky. “Whether you’re the bride or a special guest, you want your makeup to stay intact all day so you’re not preoccupied with touch-ups in between pictures,” says Whittaker. Try Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour for a longwearing, creamy and crease-resistant shadow before you arrive at the ceremonies. Lee channels the same long-lasting makeup advice and suggests mixing foundation with a moisturizer to give your legs even coverage so you won’t have to be bothered with pantyhose. Case in point—your summer beauty regime has never been this easy!