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Your Post-Lockdown Summer Beauty Checklist

As we all get ready to face the world again, we need to think about getting our lockdown, er, “look”, into something that transforms us into beautiful, summer people again. Gone are days of make-up free faces and unkempt hair behind closed doors, the great outdoors beckons us, so here are a few tips on how to make sure you look gorgeous no matter what summer throws at you.

Invest in a Primer

No need for a camera “face filter” with this little beauty. It takes seconds to apply after your moisturiser, to give you a fabulous base under your makeup which minimises pores and gives a lovely airbrushed look. It also helps your makeup stay in place for longer, so really good for the hotter weather.

No7 Airbrush Away Primer- Boots, £16.50



Less is More

If you already have a summer glow, or you want to make sure you look fresh faced rather than heavily made up, then less is more! With just concealer and this tinted moisturiser, you’ll get just enough cover without the risk of makeup runs or (eek!) creases. Great for the daytime, it will look barely there, a look that’s really on trend this summer.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, John Lewis £35


Waterproof is your Best Friend

A great mascara is truly a girl’s best friend and this fabulous Fenty Beauty one is our favourite right now. Not only does it make your lashes look thick and long, it doesn’t clump and stays on in all conditions as it’s waterproof too. No smudges, no caking, just beautiful, long lasting, fluttery lashes.

Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara Boots- £21



Never Forget SPF

If you want to look after yourself and your skin, you simply have to make sure you use a sun tan lotion with a high SPF every time you go out. It stops the wrinkles, keeps your skin looking soft and lovely and looking younger for longer. We all love the sun, but your skin will thank you for this. This Body Shop lotion also protects you from air pollution and it’s even nice to animals too.

The Body Shop, Skin Defence £22



Bright Colours

Make a statement with makeup brights this summer, another fashionable trend that will make you stand out in a crowd. Co-ordinate with your outfit, experiment with a few colours you didn’t think you would have the nerve to wear and have fun with it. This fantastic Nyx colour palette has every bright imaginable, just don’t wear them all at once!

NYX Neon Eyeshadow Palette Superdrug, £16. 



Get set, Go!

Finish your newly made up face with a spritz of this MAC setting spray. It reduces shine, hydrates your skin, whilst keeping your perfectly applied make up in place. Pop it in your bag to re-apply throughout the day, to keep your skin refreshed and your face looking like an absolute masterpiece.

Mac Prep+Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist John Lewis, £21