Summer makeup dos and don'ts

Apr 2, 2015, 18:26 IST

A true style diva has to look her radiant best at all times of the day. Charvi Gupta, Vice President, Technical, Lotus Herbals Limited and make-up expert for Lotus Make-up Healthntrends Style Diva 2015, shares tips on how to look beautiful during a working day, an evening high-tea and a dinner party.


Whatever the occassion, you can easily look effortlessly chic and stylish if you just keep a few makeup tips and tricks in mind.

When you start applying make-up, do make sure that all your facial features receive significant attention. For summer, a face should be defined, radiant, glowing and sun kissed with a hint of shimmer. Bold glamorous eye definition and styling, above and below the lashes, in any palette is a must-do. Keep the lips defined, full and notable to create a look that is super-stylish and glamorous.

A thumb rule for summer makeup is to keep it light allowing the skin to breathe and the natural beauty to shine through. Prepping is very essential as a well-cleansed, toned and moisturized skin is very important for flawless long-lasting makeup.

On a work day: Use a light-tinted moisturizing SPF to hydrate the skin and protect it from the sun’s rays. This will also give you an even skin tone. Try to wear powder-based eye shadows and blushers. Apply liner and mascara which has long-staying properties.

Evening high tea: Add bright and soft colours for eyes, illuminating highlighter on the cheeks and long-staying nude lip colors with a dash of gloss.

Dinner party look: A 3D holographic shimmering eye shadow can be worn with fake eyelashes. A glossy skin with bright matte lips is what you should try to achieve.