Helping yourself GLOW in summer | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:34 AM, June 04, 2019

Helping yourself GLOW in summer

That summer glow is the only thing that you should be concerned about for Eid, after all, a healthy and glowing skin will never go out of style. So, take it easy on the layers of foundation, concealer and translucent powder. Switch out your heavy-duty foundation for something with an airier formula. Better yet, just opt for a tinted moisturiser which also has SPF! Pack away your blending sponges and just use your fingers for that supple, fresh, dewy finish.

The Grecian belle

Metallic eyeshadows are in but remember to practice restraint. Just the tiniest of metallic sheen is all you need. Finish the eye off with minimal or brown liner and maximum mascara. A personal favourite is pairing a light coloured eye-shadow with a different coloured mascara. Most importantly, stick to neutral shades for the lips or some tinted gloss. Since for many, the choice for daytime outfits will follow the lighter palette, pairing a lighter matching or nude eye-shadow with an unexpected blue or purple mascara is a cool way to channel your inner diva.

The modern enchantress

For evening and more formal events, you can go for a bit of fusion with a modern badass look. Chuck away the “less is more mantra.” After all, this is Eid!

The skin needs to be glowing flawlessly. How so you wonder? Fill in your eyebrows and give them a sharp finish following the natural shape of the brows, but do not overfill them. Go easy on the foundation and concealer, because the look must have a dewy morning finish.

Get your shine on by highlighting your cheek bones, the bridge of the nose and sides of the forehead. Again, emphasise on those features of the face where the light would naturally fall. Skip the bronzer and stick to light contouring; and a natural blush on the cheeks is a must.

The eyes need to be almost hypnotically seductive. Go for dark brown or deep cherry coloured lips and a complementing shade on the eyes. The lightest touch of eyeliner and tons of mascara again!

No nudes, or matchy-matchy shades! Since night-time allows you to bring in some drama, let your eyes do the talking and those lips be irresistible.

As a reminder, the secret to healthy skin in this heat is to drink a lot of water (keep that skin hydrated) and never leave the house without sunblock. There’s nothing wrong with some self-care, so try to do face-masks two to three times a month and always, always moisturise before going to sleep!

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