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Your Guide to a Summer Glow

Last updated on: 2020


Summertime is the time of the year, where everything feels blissful and happy. You’re spending most of your time outdoors. Whether it be relaxing by the pool, enjoying a beach day, or some time on vacation. It’s no surprise that when we think summer, we think sunkissed, glowy skin, especially with our makeup looks. We want everything to feel light, look dewy, but also last us for the day, withstand the heat, and keep our skin protected from the sun. How do we find that perfect summer look that makes us look like we just spent weeks on a tropical island, and makes our skin glow? The secret is all in the products you choose.

Here’s a lineup of summer makeup products to make you glow girl!

Start with a Base

That summer glow requires a little prep. This is where a moisturizing primer comes in handy. Make sure to choose one that will extend the life of your look while also keeping your skin hydrated. Our favorite is Set the Stage Primer from Lawless. It’s the perfect product that doubles as a primer and moisturizer and results in a beautiful canvas to build your look.

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Courtesy // Lawless

 Flawless Face

The trick to a fresh summer face is keeping your skin looking natural. That means avoiding any heavy foundations or powder looks that might weigh your skin down. We love opting for a tinted moisturizer with SPF like Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream with SPF 35. With four shades to choose from, it’s the perfect way to even out skin tone, while also protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays from the summer sun. Flawless skin is key to help build the rest of your look.

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Courtesy // Supergoop

Faux Glow

If you want to up your tan just a little, add a little bronzer. We love a bronzer like BECCA Cosmetics Sunlit Bronzer, which is the perfect formula for a seamless application that still delivers that glow. Apply your bronzer to all the points of your face where the sun would naturally hit to enhance your color, giving you a safe and rich tan.

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Courtesy // Becca Cosmetics

Add a Pop of Color

Summer means color! We aren’t shy to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to our face to give it that flushed, “I was just at the beach,” look. Investing in products that do it all are our absolute favorite! That means one product for our glowy skin needs. This summer, we’ve been reaching for a tinted cheek and lip balm like Tower 28 Beauty Tinted Lip + Cheek Balm. The creamy consistency glides seamlessly, taking that glow a little further. Place it on your cheeks and lips for that extra pop of color and shine.

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Courtesy // Tower 28 Beauty

 Waterproof Your Lashes

Now that you’ve applied a primer, a tinted moisturizer, bronzer, blush, and a lip stain, it’s time to finish off the look with a coat of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes™ Waterproof Mascara. With the heat of summer, opting for water-resistant products just ensures it will last all day with no raccoon eyes to worry about. Sweep it on your lashes for that extra definition.

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Courtesy // Tarte

Your summer look is meant to be light and simple. Remember to keep your skin protected, add color to your look, and always remember, less is more! Reach out to us on social media @DigitalBeautyHQ and let us know if you’re adding any of the top recommendations to your cart! We can’t wait to hear from you!


Want to learn more about how to achieve glowing skin? Read The Ultimate Self-Care Beauty Routine! 

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