A Make-Up Artist Shares Her Top 10 Summer Must-Haves
A Make-Up Artist Shares Her Top 10 Summer Must-Haves

A Make-Up Artist Shares Her Top 10 Summer Must-Haves

Melbourne-based make-up artist Carla Dyson has an aesthetic that can be summarised as flawless skin, bronzy tones and plenty of glow. To find out how she creates her looks – both for herself and on clients – we asked her to share her go-to summer products.
By Sapna Rao

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Mineral Whip, £52 | Synergie Skin

This is my daily go-to. It’s a mineral cream foundation with the most incredible buildable coverage and it has SPF40, so it’s a great additional layer in the summer. It’s also full of skin-loving ingredients to hydrate and nourish.

Available at SynergieSkin.co.uk

Sheen Screen Hydrating Lip Balm SPF 50, £16 | Ultra Violette

I always have a lip balm within arm’s reach and this is one of my all-time favourites. It has a subtle hint of colour and it’s super hydrating. Plus, the SPF is high to protect against burning lips.

Available at SpaceNK.com

Bang Primer, $65 | Holme Beauty

This adds the most incredible lit-from-within glow to the skin. You can wear it alone for all-over radiance or apply foundation over the top for added coverage. This can also be applied only to the high points of the face to intensify the look. It’s such a versatile product and it’s available in a range of shades for every skin tone.

Available at HolmeBeauty.com

Hydrating Glow Mist Top Up, £30 | Naked Sundays

As you can probably tell by now, I love sunscreen. I always protect my face (even in the winter) – something that has been instilled in me after living in Australia for a decade. This spray is designed to top up your SPF throughout the day without altering your make-up. It keeps the skin hydrated and I love the watermelon scent.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

The Volume Mascara, £32.40 | Kevyn Aucoin

Nobody wants panda eyes to ruin a summer make-up look. Tubing mascaras are the way to avoid this. They wrap the lashes in a latex-based polymer, making them ideal for hot weather. They also have incredible staying power and never smudge, plus they’re surprisingly easy to remove with water. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Eyes To Mesmerize Eyeshadow, £26 | Charlotte Tilbury

For me, no summer look is complete without a metallic eye. Using a fluffy brush or even your ring finger, swipe this cream shadow across the centre of your lid to add dimension to your eye make-up.

Available at CharlotteTilbury.com

Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder, £42 | By Terry

I love luminous skin, so this hydrating powder is the perfect product to control shine without eliminating glow altogether. It’s full of hyaluronic acid – an ingredient which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. I use this on most of my make-up looks to retain plump, moisturised skin, while ensuring things stay in place.

Available at ByTerry.com

Powder Blush Duo, £32 | Patrick Ta

Blush is such an important step in any make-up routine, but especially during the summer months. This Patrick Ta blush duo is perfect for adding a vibrant glow to the skin, then setting with the powder for longevity.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Cellularose CC Serum, £61 | By Terry

This dreamy product can be mixed with foundation to alter the colour or be used beforehand as a primer – either way it delivers a bronzed radiance that’s hard to match. I like to use it before I apply foundation, to add dimension to the face (almost like a radiant liquid contour). I apply foundation to just to the areas where I need a little extra coverage to leave the skin looking natural and flawless.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse, £20 | Nuxe

To achieve the bronzed goddess glow this summer, don’t neglect your body. This luxurious shimmering oil nourishes, repairs and softens the skin – plus, because it’s a dry oil, it won’t leave you feeling sticky.

Available at Nuxe.com

For more inspiration, follow @CarlaDysonMakeUp on Instagram.

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