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Beach Beauty Tips for Summer

Try our top ten tips for looking your best during the sunny months

1) Bronzed beauty

Whether you’re bronzing before you go away or need a skin pick me up when you’re back home bronzers and self tans are a key part of your summer beauty arsenal. If you’re scared of the streaks, bronzing waters from brands including St Tropez give a lighter glow and are easier to apply.

2) Keep the sparkle

Heading to a festival? Want to give your friends, family or kids a little added summer sparkle? Invest in some body jewel transfers for an easy festival look. Pick them up from Boots, Superdrug and Topshop. Alternatively, head to a salon for a full festival makeover with glitter make up, braids and feather hair accessories. Customers can also book Blush + Blow’s mobile glitter and braid bar, which will pop up its bell tent at your event, party or wedding and bestow a fiesta of feathers, braids, make-up, face + body glitter and more starting from just £15.

3) Beautiful braids

There’s a braid to suit everyone so experiment with stylish French braids and fishtail plaits – great for an on-the-go look that is heat and frizz resistant. Look on Youtube for some handy how-to videos to perfect your braid skills.

4) Tint and go

The ultimate low maintenance approach ¬– give your lashes a tint before your holiday and they’ll still look luscious and dark when you get back. For perfect fluttery lashes invest in lash extensions or if you want a more natural look eyelash perming by LVL is widely available in local salons and give your natural lashes colour and curl.

5) The eyes have it

Summer make up throws out the rule book so choose bright coloured eyeshadows this season. Emerald greens, azure blues and bright pinks will make your eyes pop. If you’re a little cautious of colour, test the water with a bright eyeliner. Finish the look with a slick of lip gloss.

6) High brow

Another way to cut down on summer make-up maintenance – head to a salon to tint your eyebrows and for the perfect arched brow. Maintain with a good brow kit to keep in your make up bag.

7) Under the sheets

A saviour for sun-parched skin. Sheet masks can target fine lines, blemishes and deliver hydration and are an easy on-the-go solution. Our favourites include Skin Republic’s 19 easy-to-use masks. Hero products include their Collagen Infusion Face Mask (£4.99), Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Sheet Mask (£5.49) and Spots + Blemish Face Mask (£4.99). We also love Masque Bar’s two new summer sheet masks: one for self-tanning and another with aloe vera for sun burnt skin. Pop the aloe mask in the fridge for extra soothing cooling effect.

8) Catch the wave

If you’re missing that fabulous beach hair from your hols, achieve tousled perfection at home with a barrel tong. Ensure you protect from heat styling with serums. We like the Keratin Protect Curling Wand, which is infused with keratin and almond oil for shiny curls.

9) Pretty in pinks

Keep nails looking fresh and pretty with on-trend pinks and sorbet colours this season. For a low-maintenance, long-lasting manicured look try an at-home gel polish such as the range from Neo nail.

10) Don’t sweat it

Sweatproof, smudgeproof and waterproof makeup for the summer is a must. Keep some waterproof mascara handy for all summer activities and sports. Water-resistant eyeshadows in gels and crèmes will withstand hot climes.

Beach Beauty Tips for Summer