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8 Beauty Swaps To Make This Summer

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It’s not just our wardrobes that should change with the seasons, giving your beauty shelves a make-over come summer helps combat everything from make-up meltdown to frizzy hair and dry skin. So swap out that heavy base and bring on the corals, these are the 24 beauty products to switch up for summer...

Lighten Your Foundation

Nothing says summer more than a fresh, dewy complexion. After all, the heat, humidity and unforgiving light mean no-one wants to be sporting a heavy foundation, so swap your winter base for a BB or CC cream or tinted moisturiser. If you really can’t part with your foundation, then switch to a lighter formula with sheer coverage. We give our full marks to the Estée Lauder’s new Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Make-Up, £32.50. Supercharge your base by using a primer with an SPF, too – try Laura Mercier Foundation Primer SPF 30, £30.

Tinted Moisturizer SPF15, £30 | Clarins

Double Wear Nude SPF30, £32.50 | Estée Lauder

BB Cream Multi-Perfecting Glow Moisturizer SPF30, £29 | Givenchy


Switch Up Your Fragrance

Steer clear of a heavy fragrance in summer and instead arm yourself with something fresh and light. From citrus notes to bold florals, this season’s newest fragrances call to mind sunnier climes and flower-filled gardens. Our favourite? Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche, £41.50, a blend of bergamot, tiare flower, vanilla and coconut.

 Bronze Goddess, £41.50 | Estée Lauder

Soleil Blanc, £155 | Tom Ford

Terre de Lumière, from £58 | L’Occitane


Get Exfoliating 

While you should exfoliate more come the summer months as oil can build up and clog pores, did you know you should only be doing it at night? Scrubbing off a layer of skin in the morning makes you more susceptible to sun damage during the day. Instead, try a lactic or glycolic acid peel once a week or use Rodial’s Glamoxy 15% Fruit Acid Exfoliating Pads, £15, to gently exfoliate daily.

Glow Tonic, £18 | Pixi

Glamoxy Exfoliating Pads, £50.75 | Rodial

Idealia Peeling, £30 | Vichy


Protect Your Hair 

Even if you don’t colour your hair, consider swapping your regular shampoo for a colour protecting formula with added UV protection, which contains UV-absorbing filters and extra moisturising ingredients to prevent dullness and dryness. Try Kérastase’s Soleil Bain, £18.60, and if you’re heading off on holiday, remember to pack Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap, £15, to protect against chlorine, salt and sun.

Bain Après-Soleil, £18.60 | Kèrastase

Swimcap Treatment, £15 | Philip Kingsley

Colour Full Shampoo, £36 | Rahua


Embrace Punchy Lip Shades

Summer is the time for fun, bright colours. Prime to enhance a tan (be it natural or fake), make a bee-line for oranges, reds and pink lipsticks. Whether you’re a tinted balm, gloss or lipstick kind of girl, just steer clear of darker hues. And if you’re heading to the beach, remember to protect lips with a hit of SPF, too.

Tinted Balm SPF30, £8.16 | Lanolips

Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15, £20 | Fresh

Volupte Tint-In-Balm, £22.95 | Yves Saint Laurent


Look After Your Feet

Now that we’ve moved from boots to sandals, keep feet looking their best by exfoliating at least once a week with Margaret Dabbs’ Exfoliating Foot Mousse, £20. Also, keep a pumice stone in your shower and incorporate a heavy-duty moisturising cream into your routine. And if you really want a treat, book yourself in for a Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure, from £85.

Treat Your Feet Foot Cream, £20 | Elemis

Exfoliating Foot Mousse, £20 | Margaret Dabbs

Pedicure Foot File, £3.70 | Jessica


Invest In A Waterproof Mascara 

A summer must-have. Whether you’re spending the day by the pool or just tackling your daily commute, investing in a waterproof mascara guarantees a smudge-free look.

Le Volume Waterproof, £25 | Chanel

Paris Double Extension Waterproof Mascara, £11.99 | L’Oréal

Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, £19 | Too Faced


Trade Powders For Creams 

While it can be tempting to reach for powder formulas to keep skin matte and make-up in place, cream formulas are better for summer. Why? Powders can turn cakey in the heat, so opt for cream blushers, bronzers and highlighters for a natural glow.

Beach Stick Ibiza, £30 | Charlotte Tilbury

Soleil Tan De Chanel, £32 | Chanel

Nude Air Luminizer Serum, £35 | Dior


Inspiration Credits: Glossier.com, Instagram.com/BeautyGypsy, AgHair.com, Instagram.com/KissKissFashions
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