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Summer Beauty Tips From Digital Lifestyle Editor Lauren Hughes

Summer Beauty Tips From Digital Lifestyle Editor Lauren Hughes
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With the summer in full swing and the sunny weather following suit, I’ve been sharing expert summer beauty tips on how to protect your skin from sun damage and keep your makeup in place despite the heat.

When it comes to beauty advice, I can never resist asking around for more tips and tricks. So, I caught up with Lauren Hughes, Digital Lifestyle Editor at woman&home.

Hi Lauren! Tell Me, What 3 Beauty Products Do You Always Take On Holiday With You?

“Just three?! If I had to choose, I’d go for:

  1. A mascara - with that summer glow, it’s all you need!
  2. A mood-boosting fragrance! I love Penhaligon's Cairo. It is full of fresh and citrus notes that really have a summery feel.
  3. A high-factor SPF, of course”

The Manna Kadarmascara from our Holiday Hauledit is perfect for the summer, while you can check out this blog to find your ideal SPF. If you fancy a summery treat, you can buy Penhaligon's Cairo Eau de Parfum here.

What Are Your Top Summer Beauty Tips For Protecting Your Skin From The Sun?

SPF is without a doubt the most important step of your skincare routine. It should always be the final layer of product that you apply, even if you protect your skin with an SPF moisturiser or SPF foundation. I can’t stress this enough: make sure you put SPF on every single day.”

SPF is without a doubt the most important step of your skincare routine!

“When you go on holiday in sunnier climates, using an SPF becomes even more important. One of my top summer beauty tips? Invest in a product that allows you to top up throughout the day with ease. The Body Shop has just launched a genius make-up setting spray that also acts as an SPF. It makes it easier than ever to protect your skin on the go!”

What About Your Top Summer Beauty Tips For Protecting Your Hair?

“To be honest, my hair’s a little unruly to begin with. Add to that years of experimenting with balayage and highlights and the result is dry and tangled summer-time hair. To combat this, I have two essential tools: a heavy-duty heat protector spray and trusty hair oil."

Your hair needs as much protection from the sun as your skin does.

"Spritzing your hair with a heat protector before you leave the house is a great way of shielding it from sun damage. On sunny days, you should keep topping it up throughout the day too. Aveda has never let me down when it comes to haircare. Better yet, their Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a good size for popping in your handbag.

For an extra boost of moisture, I also like to run an oil through my ends after washing my hair. Morrocanoil is a fabulous choice! Plus, it’s free from any sulphate or paraben nasties, and it smells delicious.”

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Thanks to your July GLOSSYBOX, you’ve already got one of the essential tools to shield your hair from the sun, the incredible Moroccanoil. You can purchase the Aveda heat protector on lookfantasticusing your GLOSSYCredit.

What’s Your Favourite Casual Summer Makeup Look?

“During the summertime, my base is considerably lighter. I’m not going to lie, if you can pull off heavy foundation on a hot summer’s day, you have me in awe! Mostly though, I’d always advocate keeping it simple. A dewy tinted moisturiser, a pop of peachy blush and groomed brows is all you need.”

Long live the bushy brow - I’ll always be fangirling original strong-brow gal Cindy Crawford.

“If you want truly on-fleek brow, I’d recommend Barry M’s dual-ended brow wand. It boasts both a gel and a pencil. Plus, it’s great value for money! Start with feathery, upward strokes, then build up the shading slowly, filling in any gaps but keeping the shape natural.

And while less is more during the daytime, I love a bold lip for the evening. Fenty beauty’s Hot Blooded is a current favourite.”

NARS does a brilliant, tinted moisturiser with SPF, while NIP+FAB's Blusher Palette features a gorgeous hue. Both, plus the Barry M brow wand, can be bought on lookfantastic. For even more summer beauty tips, check out these waterproof makeup products.

What’s Your Go-To Summer Outfit?

“Summertime is all about comfort and keeping cool, especially when you have the sticky London commute to contend with. My absolute favourite summer collection is from Parisian brand Sezane.”

Your summer wardrobe should be all about being comfortable and cool.

“It’s full of elegant printed dresses, with pretty details like mother of pearl buttons and subtle embroidery. Their range also boasts comfortable linen shorts and casual shirts. ”

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