10 Beauty Essentials for your Summer ‘No-makeup’ Makeup Look

The perfect products for a fresh summer face!

We love a full glam look here at STELLAR, but sometimes, especially when the temperature starts to rise, the idea of putting on a full face of makeup can be less appealing. So here’s a few must-have products to perfect that “no-makeup” makeup look! For those days when you’re feeling less red carpet glam and more fresh face vibes.



First thing’s first! A well moisturised base will help products sit properly on the skin, and contribute to that glowy look! This classic from Embryolisse is an all round cult fav. A good tip is to apply your moisturiser a few minutes before you start your makeup so your skin has a chance to absorb all that goodness!


La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVM

A no brainer for summer time! While SPF in makeup is certainly a help, better to be safe and use a stand alone sunscreen under makeup as well! This one from La Roche-Posay is lightweight enough for under makeup and doesn’t leave your skin with that oily feeling!

Light Base

Sculpted By Aimee Tint and Glow

For light-weight summer looks, put down your foundation and reach for a tinted moisturiser or bb cream. The aim here isn’t full coverage, you still want your own skin to shine through! But a bit of tint and some help to even out your skin tone will give you that fresh faced glow we’re all after this summer! This Tint and Glow from Sculpted by Aimee promises a radiant complexion in seconds!


Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer

Of course, sometimes a light coverage base just won’t cut the mustard, and dark circles or pesky spots might need an extra helping hand. Spot concealing (just using a small amount in problem areas) is a good way to keep the look natural while adding some extra coverage. This Maybelline concealer is a well-worn drugstore fave that won’t break the bank!

Cream Blush


If you’re looking for a natural sun-kissed flush this summer then a cream blush is your best friend. Easy to apply with fingers, cream blush will melt into the skin for *the most* natural looking glow! This one from Dripping Gold by SOSU Cosmetics comes in a stun peach shade.

Setting Spray

Vitamin Setting Spray

If the key to a “no makeup look” is having your skin look like…well, skin, then a mist of setting spray is a great way to lock your makeup in place while giving a bit of life back to your complexion. This one from LUNA by Lisa Jordan is vitamin infused for an extra skin loving treat!

Blotting sheets


These are a summertime staple for when your skin is a bit *too* on the dewy side. A handy handbag essential, blotting sheets will absorb oil and reduce shine, without messing up your makeup, or adding layers of powder.

Eyebrow Gel

NYX Professional Makeup Brow Glue Instant Brow Styler

Perfectly shaped eyebrows can do wonders for lifting the face and make you look just a bit more put together. If you’re one for jumping on the brow lamination trend, this eyebrow glue from Nyx will keep your brow hairs lifted and in place all day!

Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara Black

The finishing touch to any makeup look, mascara is a sure fire way to open up your eyes and look more awake! A waterproof formula is a must for summer time to prevent your mascara from sliding down your cheeks!

Lip balm

Strawberry Lip Balm SPF50+ 10g

The last thing you want to be worrying about on a hot day is damaging your lips! Lip balm is the low maintenance and easy to apply product you need in your bag, with caring lip ingredients including spf it will also keep your pout from drying out in the heat! Win-win! This one from Bondi Sands will keep your lips hydrated and protected!


Words: Ellen Glynn


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