STELLAR Picks: Summer Essentials For Your Make-Up Bag

Is it hot in here or is it just you?

Whether you’re relaxing on a sun lounger, going on a hike or taking a dip in the ocean, makeup is the last thing you want to worry about during the summer months – but you still want to look gorgeous in the pictures, obvs.

We’ve rounded up some perfect products to give you an effortless glow this summer, so you can relax in the knowledge that you’re beautiful inside and out.

1) Tinted Moisturiser

Give your skin a subtle but healthy glow with a light-weight tinted moisturiser. A sheer tinted moisturiser evens out your complexion, hydrates your skin and gives a natural finish without suffocating your skin in the hot weather. Extra points if you use one with SPF.

Pixi H20 Skin Tint €27.95 

2) Waterproof Mascara

Long lashes have always been a popular makeup trend. But panda eyes don’t exactly fit the beach babe vibe we’re going for. Invest in a lengthening water-proof mascara to give you gorgeous, natural and fluttering eye lashes that won’t end up all over your cheeks after going for a swim in the sea.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara €11.59

3) Lip Oil

Complete your natural dewy look with juicy lips! For the summer months we love to ditch the vibrant lipsticks and sticky glosses. Instead, we’re enhancing our natural looks with hydrating lip oils that make our pout soft and sweet. This Kash Beauty X Charleen one will make you extra kissable.

Watermelon Kiss Lip Oil €14.95

4) Blush

No one likes to get burnt, but sometimes the look of the sun on your face is kind of cute. Skip the damage and replicate the sun-kisses by swiping some pink toned blush across your cheeks and nose. A good compact blush can help to sculpt your face too to make your cheekbones pop! We love this one from NOTE.

Luminous Silk Compact Blusher, Note Cosmetics: €8.95

6) Self Tanner

Avoid over cooking in the sun and use some hydrating self tanner to give your skin that bronzed goddess glow. You can use it as a base for your makeup to add a little extra shimmer to your look, or on its own to give your a skin a naturally bronzed finish. This one from BPerfect is infused with Vitamin E and Edelweiss extract to really give your skin a nourishing boost.

Bronze Boost Gel Drops, BPerfect Cosmetics: €16.95

5) Matte Powder

Yes we want to glow in the sunshine, but sometimes the heat can get the best of us. The combination of dewy products and sweat can make you look more shiny than glowy. Use a lightweight powder, just on the areas that are prone to oil, to create the perfect no-makeup makeup look for summer.