Loose locks, billowy layers, bronzed hues… It’s the golden season and we’re in the mood for pared-back beauty. For our #SheByDC Summer Makeup Edit, we delight in soft sunlit radiance. Gleaming skin is the centrepiece. Inspired by our favourite in-the-buff tones, wear these heat-friendly looks for slow easy days in the sun, sand and sea.
1. All In The Nudes
The quintessential summer bare-faced look. With only three products — a thin sweep of foundation, an au natural lip and a light hand on mascara — the point is imperceptibility. The only thing that stands out here is your own sun-drenched beauty; the most infallible kind of revealing.
2. Sunny & Cosy
Our take on an indoor-summer get-up, because summer might be a little different for some of us this year. Whether you’re cooling off indoors with the AC, or if it’s a chilly stay-in summer where you’re at, catch the light still with these stripped-back lavender hues. Go easy on the lips and naked on the cheeks to bring out the eyes, sans lashes; pop on some shimmer for a sun dance on your lids. Gentle, quite the romantic!
3. A Midsummer’s Sunset
Reminiscent of the evening golden hour, made even more gilded by a setting summer sun. For a soft wash of colour, we like a sheer glimmering bisque on the lids and a single stroke of eyeliner. Then bring everything together with a vivid orange glaze on the lips — for a beam that will rival an ablaze dawn’s incandescence.
Makeup: Excel Real Clothes Shadow (CS09), Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (106 Glittersweet), Clarins Lip Comfort Oil Intense (08 Intense Burgundy), L’Oreal Rouge Signature (151 I Insist), Shu Uemura X Onitsuka Tiger Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine (Sunrise Energy)
Sunny days aglow! Of course, it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t also squeeze in a gentle reminder about the absolute importance of SPF. Read our summer sunscreen picks here!