Summer makeup looks: A step-by-step guide

Is the summer wrath intimidating you? And you are on the verge of cancelling all your summer events and plans? Let us help you out then. There are some tricks that can successfully make you flaunt your summer makeup looks, but for that, preparing your skin with a proper summer special skincare routine is mandatory.

Do not worry; this article will share the best skincare regime for dealing with summer heat and preparing your skin to retain summer makeup. Moreover, we will also share a step-by-step guide to how you should create your summer look. Read along to learn more.

How To Prep Your Skin For Summer Makeup Looks

The major trick to prepare your skin is beginning your summer makeup with a proper hydrating and nourishing skincare routine. The most important thing to consider is using products that are preferable for the season, like gel-based topical variants, hydrating products, loading antioxidants, etc. Here, we will share a basic summer skincare routine.

  • Frequently Wash Your Face

Washing your face with a mild and gentle face wash is the first step for every skincare routine. Deep cleaning of the cellular layer of the skin and unclogging the pores are important for the preceding products to get absorbed. As summers can cause breakouts like acne, Pink Foundry’s Clearing & Calming Acne Face Wash is the best. Once you have pat dry your face, go on to the next step.

  • Apply A Toner

Next is applying a toner to minimise your pores, as open pores are more likely to cause skin damage. People with oily or acne-prone skin should opt for a gentle and mild toner to suit their skin in this hot and humid weather.

  • Use Products With Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a must during the summer. It is best to use products that contain components like Vitamin C, E, retinol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, etc. Now, you can use them in various forms like serums, masks, exfoliators, etc. Your best option here is 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which comes with 0.5% Ferulic acid, which is also a natural antioxidant.

  • Do Not Forget To Moisturise

As we all know, the biggest disadvantage of summer is dehydration; hence, it is very important to take special care of hydration. Moreover, as you are more likely to produce sweat during the day hours, it is best to use a gel or water-based product like the Waterlight Gel Moisturiser 72 Hour Hydration, which offers long-lasting hydration.

  • Finish With Sunscreen

This is the last step of your skincare regime. Your summer pal is definitely a sunscreen as this will help to prevent tanning and sunburn. While choosing your products, make sure you are choosing a broad-spectrum hybrid sunscreen with a high SPF quotient, like Mineral Matte Tinted Sunscreen. Moreover, this can also be the first step of your makeup routine since it also fulfils the duty of a primer.

Step By Step: Summer Makeup

The primary principle of this makeup look is to use the summer makeup products in the right way and sufficient amounts. Moreover, layering the products in a basic order on your skin is also paramount. Let us look at the step-by-step guide for summer makeup.

  • Begin With A Light Base

We are sure you know the no-makeup makeup look. This kind of makeup is the best for your summer. To begin with your no-makeup makeup look, start with a very minimal and natural base. The best option is treating the sunscreen as your primer and going straight to concealer. Lastly, lock the entire thing up with a setting spray. However, if you want to opt for foundation, make sure you are using a lightweight product.

  • Glam Up With Colour And Shine

Blush and highlighter are the two best products to make your face glow naturally. Begin with applying a blush and then add a bit of dramatic edge to it with a highlighter. However, a small tip here is to opt for cream-based products over powder since they can easily sweat off the product. You can use creamy lipsticks to serve your purpose.

  • Opt For A Simple Eye Makeup

Since you will be out in the sun, it is best to avoid any flashy and heavy eye makeup and opt for subtle and warm eye makeup. You can start with nude or semi-nude eye shadow shades and go on to applying kajal or eyeliner. Complete your eye makeup with mascara. Another important piece of advice is always to use waterproof makeup so that even if you sweat, your makeup is not washed away.

  • Choose Matte Lipsticks

Lastly, say a NO to creamy lipsticks and choose matte lipstick instead. Remember one thing in general: avoid all oily, creamy products for the summer. Instead, liquid matte lipstick is the more convenient option since it will not feel heavy on your lips. As it is summer and you have opted for light eye makeup, you can choose some colour pop for your lip makeup.

  • Lock It With Setting Spray

Once you are done with your makeup, do not forget to lock the products well into the skin. To ensure that, use the setting spray. This product will aid in retaining your makeup for a longer time. More importantly, this is especially beneficial in the summers as we are more likely to sweat and strip the makeup off our faces.

Also read: 10 Summer Skin Care Tips To Follow


Attending events in this weather might seem impossible, especially during the day, with proper makeup. However, it might seem quite difficult, but with proper skin preparation and the right makeup products, it is easy to achieve. The routines and tips mentioned above will surely help you to combat this unfavourable weather.


1. Can I exfoliate during the summer?

Yes, you can, but limit it to only twice or thrice a week. Overdoing it will cause skin irritations and redness. Moreover, make sure to use a mild exfoliator.

2. Do I need to do a skincare routine before my makeup?

Yes, absolutely. Preparing your skin with a proper regime before layering your makeup is important. This will help enable your skin to become capable of retaining makeup.

3. What is the proper summer skincare routine?

Begin your routine with a cleanser and follow up with a toner. Use products with antioxidants like serum, masks, etc. Next, moisturise your skin and end with hydrating sunscreen.

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