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We’re Eyeing Out These Hot Summer Stains

Perfect for hot summer days when you don’t want to be caked in heavy make-up, these sheer products will help you achieve a fresh-faced natural look.  


Your No-Makeup Makeup Kit

These make-up tips and tricks will make sure you’re fresh-faced and ready for summer!


Top tips for a natural makeup look

– Apply a liberal amount of moisturiser to create a smooth canvas for a light liquid foundation.

– Then, use a creamy blush that you can build and blend. Peach tones look good on just about everyone. 


The most important step is creating a flawless canvas – try out these fan favourites:



– Clinique Blemish and Line Correcting Serum R880  

– SKOON. Retinin R770 

– MAC Prep + Prime Skin R680 


Light foundations

– Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation R299  

– Estée Lauder Double Wear SIP Powder R870  

– Essence 16h Cover & Last Powder Foundation R114  



Pink Tones for a Dewy Look

Lip and cheek stains are a super simple way to get your summer flush on while keeping your look low-key. We round up a perfect palette of pinks.  


Top tips for a flush of pink on your lips and cheeks

– Hydrate your skin to absorb the stain more evenly — yes, especially your lips!  

– Gently tap colour onto lips and cheeks with clean fingers, then soften the edges with a damp beauty blender. 


Find your perfect pink with our round-up:

– Essence Stay 8 Hour Matte Liquid Lipstick R83  

– Clarins Water Lip Stain R395  

– Nuxe Very Rose Lip Balm R265 

– Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon R180  

– Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour R180  

– Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint R70  

– Essence The Blush 80 Breezy R70  


Words by Ingrid Corbett

Photography: Courtesy Images