7 Summer Makeup Tips by Shivanyah Ghai

7 Summer Makeup Tips by Shivanyah Ghai

Welcome Summers!! With the climate getting warmer, increased humidity and heat can cause your skin to sweat. Exposure to sunlight is one of the major causes of wrinkles and premature aging, and one of the main reasons why we are told to apply sunscreen while going out.
Since makeup has become a part of our daily lifestyle . Here are some tips of what to keep in mind while doing makeup in summers.

1) CTM

Cleansing , toning and moisturizing . This is one of the most important prerequisites prior to any makeup. Make sure you cleanse your skin and use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning . Since I am very particular when it comes to my skin I use all natural products from DCD (Desi Cow Dairy) they use all organic ingredients and essential oils from Australia and England. I use there rose facial cream and Tea tree and rose water toner that suits my oily skin .

2) Less is More During Summers

Lighten your routine for the summers and use only what you think your skin requires. While color correction is important, use a concealer to cover under eye and areas of concern with a finger. If that works good for you, one can skip the foundation too.

3) Base Should be Light and Thin –

Apply lighter layers. One can mix the illuminator in the foundation itself to get that dewy , subtle and glow-filled look that is really in! Or mix your oil free moisturizer with the foundation itself to get that sheer glow.

4) Have a Proper Personal Kit and Invest in Proper Tools –

Most of us have a light base during summers just to even out our complexion but it may slide off with sweat and end up looking like oily patches. Thus, make sure to have a beauty blender or synthetic buffing brush to push the product into your skin.

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5) Colour Pallete –

Since it is warm outside, one should go for naked or nude colors that are always in fashion. Use shades of brown, smudge liner or kohl look with a nude matte lip shade. Preferably the liner should be smudge proof. Maintain a balance between eyes and lips, if you want to keep your eyes heavy use a lighter lip-shade and vice versa.

6) Always Set your Makeup –

Very important during summers is to set the makeup. While most of us use compact powder, I feel loose powder is a much lighter form and sets the makeup really well. Fix the makeup with a makeup fixer, for that i use Inglot makeup fixer or Urban Decay setting spray.

7) Don’t Go Too Heavy –

Don’t go too heavy on your base.  Avoid creamy foundations or anything too luminous, as humidity can make it look extra shiny and sweaty-looking. Use a bronzer just to highlight high points of your face , forehead , cheekbones ,chin and nose. Covering all your face gives you that fake, over-baked and over-matured look.

Author Credit: Shivanyah Ghai

Happy Summers & Happy Makeup!!


Mother of two (Four Legged Golden Retriever called Buddy & human child Vivaan), she feels blessed to have pursued the joys of writing leaving her career as an operations lead with an MNC. Singer, Dancer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Believer, Day Dreamer, and now Blogger, she is her ever-smiling self always. She also writes for parenting and HR&A related topics for various other websites and dreams to write a book someday.

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