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Bare essentials

Summer beauty must-haves that are a breeze to apply and easy on your wallet


Bare essentials

 

Summer beauty must-haves that are a breeze to apply and easy on your wallet

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Spot check Gloss Blush Stay-put mascara




Bright eyes Glowing skin Summer scent Stay matte
 

Spot check

Trade in your full-coverage foundation for Quo Optical Illusion Concealer, $15, using it only where you need it. The creamy, nongreasy formula brightens the area under your eyes and covers blemishes. Plus, there’s a built-in chamber that holds yellow-toned mineral powder to reduce any redness.

 
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Gloss

Lip gloss is a summer-makeup mainstay. Rimmel Gloss Over Lipgloss in Urban Queen, $11, comes with five shades that can be mixed together to create your favourite custom-blend.

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Blush

There’s a difference between looking blushed and looking flushed in warm weather. Dab a creamy pink blush such as Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Whipped Strawberries, $9, onto the apples of your cheeks with your fingertips to lessen the risk of streaks.

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Stay-put mascara

In blistering heat, your mascara can start smudging by the time you get to work. Cover Girl LashExact Waterproof Mascara in Very Black, $9, has stay-put polymers, so once you layer it on, your mascara won’t budge.

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Bright eyes

Choose a bright, smudge-able eyeliner to wear above and below your eye instead of your usual black kohl. Jane ColorSticks Eye Color & Liner in Oh Yes, $4, a fresh green shade, contains jojoba oil so it glides on with ease.

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Glowing skin

Get a natural-looking glow with Lise Watier Bronzing Powder in Havana, $26. Use a large brush and tap off the excess powder before brushing it on in a “C” shape over your browbone and temple. Next, sweep the powder along the centre of your face and finish by swirling it over your neck and décolleté.

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Summer scent

Mark Instant Vacation Greek Isles Fragrance Mist, 44 mL, $20, is the icing on your summer-ready makeup routine. Honey, gardenia and coconut bring home the sweetness.

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Stay matte

Midday makeup fixes are a fact of life in 30-degree heat. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Blotting Tissues, $11/65 sheets, absorbs greasiness and fights acne in one swoop.

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