When YouTubers roll out their summer routine its like heaven for us here in Malaysia. As the weather gets hotter on the other side of the world, we get Malaysian-friendly weather makeup routines to follow. My longtime favourite beauty guru, Estee Lalonde recently revealed how she lets her natural freckles shine through in the summer whilst still wearing makeup. I thought this might help you guys out there who’re looking for a freckle-friendly makeup look that’s light and perfect for our sunny weather.
To start, you will need a good clean base – apply serum and moisturiser all over the face and prep your lips with a lip balm. Now for the key part, to let your freckles get all the limelight, Estee suggests applying your foundation only where you need it, you don’t have to put it all over the face. If you don’t like to wear a lot of makeup or you’re just not a fan of feeling all caked up, then this tip is great!
Using a cushion foundation, take your beauty blender and apply the product to your forehead, nose, and chin area. The reason why the beauty blender is used instead of the puff that comes with the cushion is that the former will you give you a more natural blend of the foundation. So in this case, going as seamless as possible is important as you’re applying foundation all over your face.
Then take your concealer and cover up any blemishes or redness on your face. With the narrow tip of the beauty blender, lightly pat on some concealer all over the eye area to brighten it up.
For that sun-kissed glow, lightly take a cream bronzer and buff the product into your skin. Don’t shy with this one, apply it all over your face – hairline, hollows of your cheeks, chin, neck, and ears, so you get that really nice healthy glow.
To complete the base makeup, Estee uses a luminiser. Just squeeze out a pea size amount and gently melt it with the warmth of your hands. Then, pat on the product all over your face. Don’t pull the skin as you don’t want to ruin the rest of the makeup.
For more of that extra glow, take a highlighter stick and apply it to your cheekbones and underneath your brow bone. Just pat everything in with your finger.
That’s it for the perfect glowy freckle-friendly makeup base!
Watch Estee’s complete makeup look below.