Thankfully, the days of heavy baking, contour and concealer are long behind us. 2022’s makeup moment is the ‘clean girl aesthetic’ with bright and dewy summer skin as the star of the show. We’ve pulled together our fave products to suit every price point and help you bring your makeup armoury into 2022 just in time for hot girl summer.
Skin prep is your most essential step, you can have the most amazing products to go on top of your skin but without proper prep you won’t be making the most of them!
We know you know it, but SPF should be in your routine every day of the year, even when it isn’t sunny! If you’re wanting something a little less greasy when it’s hot outside, this invisible fluid by La Roche Posay is has a ‘barely there’ feeling which is perfect alone or under makeup.
This has been all over TikTok lately and we can see why! This is a multi-use moisturising cream that is perfect for travel as it can be used under makeup to prep and plump skin, as a night-time facemask or as a gentle makeup remover. We are obsessed!
This is a cult classic for a reason. Ms Brown knows what she’s doing when it comes to skin! This does what it says on the pot, enriches skin for the perfect moisturised base either before makeup or alone. This is slightly on the pricey side so we recommend trying the mini first which is less expensive to make sure you’re loving it before you commit to the full size.
As we said, 2022 is the era of the dewy and fresh skin. The recommendations below are all great alternatives to a heavier base product for the summer months if you’re wanting to try something new!
Our gal RiRi knew that this was going to be THE base product for hot girl summer. Available in a whopping 25 shades, this skin tint is the perfect addition to your SS22 makeup bag. It has beautiful blurring effect on the skin and has buildable coverage so can be worn just how you want, day and night.
This BB gel is the magic that you need in your holiday makeup bag this year. The colour adaptive pigments in the gel release the perfect amount to match to your skin tone, an absolute lifesaver for a holiday when your day 1 tan and day 7 tan are very different!!
This cream blush is the ultimate companion to the fresh looking ‘clean girl’. So pigmented and easy to apply, just blend with your fingers into your skin tint/BB gel/bare face and go! The special blurring pigments in the formula create a flawless finish that means you don’t need to layer on a ton of products. Available in so many cute summer shades – we are loving ‘Beam’, a soft peach that flatters every complexion.
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