7 summer make-up tips

19/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

7 summer make-up tips

Applying make-up in the summer can be a minefield. As the weather warms up, we face a triple threat of sweat, sun cream and skin problems that can leave us questioning our cosmetic choices.

Planning on giving your cosmetic bag a summer makeover? Here we reveal our summer make-up essentials.

The SPF test

Does your make-up pass the SPF test? It’s wise to protect your skin from UV light all year round, but because UV light is strongest between April and September, it’s perhaps most important to protect your skin from sun light during the warmer months.

The best way to protect your skin from sunburn is to wear a broad-spectrum sun lotion. You can also help to protect your skin with summer make-up containing SPF15.

Pressed Powder SPF15 - Honey Light 10g
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Pressed Powder SPF15 - Honey Light 10g

Foundation and finishing powder for light skin with pink tone

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Pressed Powder SPF15 - Caramel Light 10g
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Pressed Powder SPF15 - Caramel Light 10g

Foundation and finishing powder for light skin with yellow tone

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Pressed Powder SPF15 - Caramel Medium 10g
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Pressed Powder SPF15 - Caramel Medium 10g

Foundation and finishing powder for medium skin with yellow tone

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Protect and moisturise

Worried that as your foundation needs will change as your summer tan develops? Worry not! Simply switch your foundation for a buildable tinted moisturiser made with skin tone-adapting mineral pigmentS.

Made with natural earth mineral pigments and SPF15, Green People’s DD creams are available in a choice of two shades. Our top tip is to mix them together to create a colour that is tailormade to match your tan all summer long.

Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Light 30ml
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Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Light 30ml

Tinted daily skin defence moisturiser with lightweight coverage

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Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Medium 30ml
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Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Medium 30ml

Tinted daily skin defence moisturiser with lightweight coverage

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The sweat solver

Concerned that your make-up won’t stay put in humid or clammy conditions? Fix it in place whilst keeping shine at bay by applying our matte pressed mineral powder.

For best results sweep the powder across the cheeks using our ultra-soft Kabuki Brush, T-zone and nose and then fix it in place using a spritz of our alcohol-free Toning Mist.

Kabuki Brush
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Kabuki Brush

Vegan make-up brush for applying pressed powders

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Toning Hydrating Mist 100ml
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Toning Hydrating Mist 100ml

An instant hydration booster and skin-toning spritz

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For defined eyes

Does your mascara leave you prone to panda eyes? Hay fever, sweat or simply being in the sea or swimming pool can cause some mascaras to run, but applying a water-resistant mascara can help.

Green People’s water-resistant mascara features natural cellulose micro spheres and gives outstanding volume whilst nourishing roots and conditioning lashes.

Volumising Mascara - Black 7ml
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Volumising Mascara - Black 7ml

Certified organic mascara with long-lasting black pigment

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Volumising Mascara - Brown 7ml
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Volumising Mascara - Brown 7ml

Certified organic mascara with long-lasting brown pigment

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For lighter lips

Bold berry and bright red lipsticks are great for the winter months but many choose to switch their lippie for a more subtle shade in the summer.

Nude pinks are particularly popular and our Velvet Matte Damask Rose Lipstick is the perfect shade of summer pink. Made with highly pigmented earth minerals it suits all skin tones and, because it contains vitamin E, it also helps to keep lips hydrated.

Want a more vibrant colour? Our top-tip is to apply primer underneath your lipstick to enhance its natural hues.

Velvet Matte Lipstick - Damask Rose
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Velvet Matte Lipstick - Damask Rose

Organic matte lipstick in a nude-rose shade

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Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer
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Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer

Naturally nourishing Lip Primer for long-lasting vibrant colour

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Spot the difference

Has applying an oily sun lotion cause your skin to break out? If your blemishes are causing you a spot of bother don’t hide them under heavy make-up. Instead conceal and clear them with our Oy! Clear Skin Concealer.

Formulated with Omega-3&6, Tea Tree and Green Tea it heals as it conceals to encourage a clear complexion.

Oy! Clear Skin Blemish Concealer 30ml
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Oy! Clear Skin Blemish Concealer 30ml

Conceals and mends spots.

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For a cheeky glow

Looking for an easy way to give your skin a healthy glow this summer? Go rogue against rouge and sweep on a rosey pink blusher instead. For best results apply with our Kabuki Brush starting with the apple of the cheeks.

Top tip: Always brush towards the ear using short upwards sweeps to build the colour.

Mineral Powder Blush - Rose 10g
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Mineral Powder Blush - Rose 10g

A natural glow to accentuate a glamorous evening look

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Fancy finding out more about natural and organic make-up? Check us out on social @GreenPeopleUK or ask us a question by calling our friendly customer care team on 01403 740350. 

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