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Summer Make-up 2022: Our Favourite Looks

Summer 2022 is set to be a great one. With more of us booking holidays abroad and warm weather already predicted for as early as April (wow!), minds are turning to what we’ll wear, how we’ll style our hair and what summer party make-up looks we’ll try.

In this article, we’re looking at the best summer make-up looks out there, how to create them and which ones suit you and your skin type – let’s get to it.

Make-up to wear in the summer

There are several things to consider when deciding on make-up looks for the summer, and these include things like how well the make-up will sit on your skin and which products illuminate your best features.

Summer make-up trends.

Heat can play havoc with your make-up. Being out in the sun can make you sweat, which can cause your make-up to run and build up in the creases of your face – especially in wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and nose.

There are several tips you can follow to help keep your make-up in place throughout those long, hot summer days. Firstly, it’s a good idea to care for your skin and ensure you have a smooth base to apply your foundation. Following a skincare routine tailored to your skin type will help prevent breakouts and keep your skin as moisturised and glowing as possible.

After cleansing, toning and using moisturiser to hydrate your skin, don't forget to apply SPF. Ideally, SPF is a must every day, but it's super important to remember it on long, sunny days. The Avon Care Sun Shine Control SPF50 Facial Sun Cream helps protect your skin from the sun's rays whilst also giving your face an oil-free appearance even in the heat.

Once your skin is fully prepped, use a primer to help keep your make-up in place. The Magix Shine & Oil Control Primer is perfect for oil-prone skin. If this feels too heavy on your skin, you could use a BB cream to create a dewy look instead. The Sun Shine Control SPF45 BB Cream comes with SPF to help keep your skin safe from the sun's rays. Applying a light layer of long-wear concealer to any blemishes will give you an even skin tone, regardless of whether you’re trying to create a natural make-up look or a party make-up look.

To top off your sun-kissed look, why not apply golden eye make-up and even a sweep of bronzer? Lock in your look with a long-lasting setting spray, so your make-up keeps up in the heat! We love the lightweight formula of the mark. MagiX Setting Spray. Psst! You could also carry a pack of blotting papers with you to remove excess oil from your t-zone throughout the day – it's one of the best summer make-up tips!

Summer make-up trends for 2022 will feature fresh-faced, dewy-looking glows, light shimmery eyeshadow, and pink lips in all shades. This summer glam make-up tutorial shows you step-by-step how to create a stylish summer party look.

Summer beauty trends - foundation.

To top off your sun-kissed look, why not apply golden eye make-up and even a sweep of bronzer? Lock in your look with a long-lasting setting spray, so your make-up keeps up in the heat! We love the lightweight formula of the mark. MagiX Setting Spray. Psst! You could also carry a pack of blotting papers with you to remove excess oil from your t-zone throughout the day – it's one of the best summer make-up tips!

Summer make-up trends for 2022 will feature fresh-faced, dewy-looking glows, light shimmery eyeshadow, and pink lips in all shades. This summer glam make-up tutorial shows you step-by-step how to create a stylish summer party look.

Best summer make-up products

For some ideas about the best make-up products to buy, either for yourself or as gifts for friends, try the following items to give your summer look that edge.

Summer make-up trends - model with sunglasses.

The Lisa Armstrong Dazzle Sticks come in six shades: molten, bronzed, gunpowder, crystal quartz, firecracker, and goldmine. With shades to suit every colour palette and skin tone, these fun little eyeshadow sticks are great for adding a pop of colour and sparkle to any look and are even small enough to fit in your pocket or handbag.

The Avon True Flawless Liquid Foundation features a lightweight formula that makes it ideal for use in the summer. The lighter consistency works to even your skin tone and hides imperfections without clogging up your pores or settling in the lines of your face. With SPF15 and 18 different shades for you to choose from, this versatile product is well suited to all skin types and tones.

To add a perfect pop of pink to your summer look this year, it’s all about creating the perfect pout with a flash of pink lipstick. The Lisa Armstrong SATINcredible lipstick offers a smooth finish with a creamy consistency that helps moisturise your lips to make them look full and nourished. This versatile lipstick will effortlessly take you from desk to dancefloor all summer long.

Just like the summers of yesteryear, having a warm, bronzed look is crucial to 2022, and using fake tanning products like the Skin So Soft Enhance & Glow Airbrush Tanning Spray helps you achieve that glow without spending time in the sun. Add an extra bronze glow to your look by sweeping a brushstroke of Avon True Bronzing Pearls across your cheekbones.

Highlighter will be one of the most frequent make-up items you use this summer – trust us! Try the Avon True Illuminating Pearls and apply it to the top of your cheekbone and just below your eyes – it’ll give you a glittery glow to your summer party look.

Summer make-up trends - Model close up.

You could also use a blush like Avon True Luminous Blush to add a flash of summery pink to your cheeks. To complete any make-up routine, applying a light layer of dark mascara to your upper and lower lash liner won’t go amiss. The Avon True Euphoric Mascara is the perfect size for any clutch bag and looks great paired with black eyeliner. When applying your eyeliner, draw a thin layer on your upper lash line, and smudge a layer of eyeshadow to your lower lash line to create a smoky, more glamorous look.

Ready to hit the beach or the back garden with new make-up? For more make-up inspiration, check out Avon's Beauty Tutorials on YouTube.