Simplifying your summer beauty routine

Tricia Cusden reveals her top tips for streamlining your summer beauty routine to ensure you’re making most of the warmer weather while looking after you…

summer beauty tips

Simple makeup can still enhance your natural beauty and leave you feeling fabulous for the day ahead. The trick is to add the right kind of colour and definition to a face that has already been thoroughly moisturised:

foundation and primer


Mix your foundation and primer together and apply lightly to your face in buffing circular motions. Applying foundation and primer together provides a perfect light-weight base and ensures your makeup will stay put. Add a sweep of blusher to brighten the face.

summer eyebrow care


Many people skip brows when they’re going to a simple, fresh look for summer – but it’s well worth keeping this in your routine to create balance and proportion.



In the summer, you don’t want to use a lot of eye shadow, but a little is still essential to slightly define your eyes. I would suggest using light colours like Cappuccino and Taupe to create a light-weight but still defined look. Add a coat of mascara to make your eyes more prominent and more open.

Coral lipstick shades


Apply lipstick to add a splash of colour. I find that a bright lipstick like a soft coral colour lipstick works brilliantly on a summer face.

What to take on holiday

Holidays are an excellent opportunity to have some fun with your makeup. Your face may be in the sun more than usual, so you will need to adjust your makeup accordingly to accommodate a tan. The makeup products that you loved during the UK winter months will not cut it on your summer adventure!

I keep my face out of the sun, so I always bring a light facial fake tan with me to ensure that my face is a similar colour to my neck and décolletage. If you do, however, like the sun on your face, make sure you use a moisturiser containing SPF, such as the Look Fabulous Forever Smooth the Day Face Cream.

holiday essential items

Holiday essential items

  • A hat to keep the sun off your face
  • High SPF suncream
  • Your favourite facial fake tan
  • Soft and neutral eyeshadows to keep your eye makeup light – try shades like Cappuccino and Taupe.
  • A soft-toned blush
  • A bronzer to sweep over your forehead, with light touches to the cheeks and chin to add a soft glow to wherever the sun might naturally hit your face
  • A day cream with SPF
  • A bright lipstick to inject some sunshine into your look
  • Concealer for places where you feel you will need some extra coverage

Tricia Cusden founded the pro-age beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever at the age of 65 to create skincare and makeup products that enhance mature skin and encourage all women to feel confident, whatever their age.

Last modified: June 10, 2021

Written by 10:38 am Beauty, Fashion & Beauty