Summer days maybe all about sun-kissed looks or facial nudity but the evenings have a soul of their own. They demand that you borrow not only some heat from the setting sun but also some subtle brightness and character of the twilight. Summer evenings and nights ask that you improvise according to what song the weather sings. You may have to go from an informal barbecue to a beach party and that means you will usually need your makeup kit. While the kit may comprise of the nudes that we love on summer days, we also want those products that help us carry a little solar energy into the evening. This year, the makeup table has been set with the exquisite.
Laying the foundation: It is back to basics with the primer to protect your skin, the concealer and foundation to give you a good canvas and translucent powder or setting powder to even out the skin tone but after that comes pure magic. Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer, Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer, Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Treatment Foundation and Sephora smoothing translucent setting powder are real face-savers.
Eyes that simmer with shimmer: Treat your self to the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands Eye Palette which offers 12 shades starting from the essential nude shade, going through matte taupe to shimmering bronze; in addition it is fade and flake free. If you fancy going metallic, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Eye Shadow Palette is a good choice as it has five nudes along with three high-intensity metallic shades to get your eyes all electric.
Don’t forget your Diorshow Pro Liner Pro, Diorshow Brow Styler Gel and Mascara Diorshow Pro. These products from Dior are not only waterproof but manage to give you the ‘sun goddess’ look within seconds. It helps that the mascara not only adds volume to your lashes but also has an anti-dry formula. Now that is a blessing for the windows to your soul. In case, you feel like spicing up the nudes or being les exclusives, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Bleached Turquoise may be your thing. It does help that, Dior products, just as the ones from other brands are formulated without parabens, sulphates and phthalates which means your skin doesn’t have to fight these major toxins and can breathe easily.
Be Cheeky: It would be perfect, but not all of us are blessed with the perfect glow on every single day of our lives. Hence, SOS products such as Bobbi Brown Cheek Palette which has three shades namely, neutral, bright and a highlighter blush (which you can mix and match according to your skin tone and preference), Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks II and Estée Lauder Courrèges Estée Lauder Lip + Cheek Ball are a necessity in your kit.
Sometimes, going under the light maybe out of schedule but a little summer faux glow never hurt anyone and it brings out those sexy bronzed cheeks. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée and Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder are your friends who will get you to that destination. You can always try Sephora Collection Perfection, Mist Airbrush Bronzer Face and Body if you are really confident about your blending skills.
Kiss of summer: Finally, it all comes down to the pout. Sun-kissed cheeks in the evening demand lips that can make heads turn. We have focused on the summer lip colour last month showcasing the stunning rouge and magenta’s dominating the summer party scene but there are the traditional shades too. Make sure you are stacked up with amazing lip buddies such as Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Liner and Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper which act as initial steps to a perfect pout. Dior Addict Lipstick as well as Bobbi Brown Lip Color will surely make your lips a stunner. For those of you, who prefer to tone down the look, opting for Bobbi Brown Lip Color Shimmer Finish Sandy Nudes Collection may be a good way to go.
Set a reminder to finish off with Bobbi Brown Face Mist to let chamomile, cucumber and green tea extracts help soothe and calm your skin and plump it. To top it off, Nails that carry Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Nude Pearl, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Nail Polish or Bobbi Brown Nail Polish Sandy Nudes Collection can’t really go wrong.
Just let this year’s summer evenings make you feel and look like celestial bronze diva.