Easy Summer Look with Benefit Cosmetics

There's no time like summer to embrace simple, easy-to-wear make up and so we asked Benefit's Makeup & Trend Artist, Lauren Hogsden for her tips for an easy summer look. Thanks, Lauren!

Whether you’re heading to a beach in the Bahamas, dancing till dusk at a festival or simply enjoying summer evenings in the garden with friends, hush is a must-visit for your summer wardrobe. For a matching summer make-up look that’s fuss-free, looks fabulous and offers protection from the sun, here are the 6 products from Benefit that I'd recommend…

1. Dream Screen.  You can’t feel it, you can’t see it…but it’s got you totally covered - Dream Screen SPF 45! Unlike traditional high factor sunscreens, which can be hard to blend and leave your skin looking a little chalky, Dream Screen is ultra lightweight, oil free and with a silky-matt finish. It so important to look after your skin to help prevent pigmentation, ageing and of course protect against sun damage. Be good to your skin and your skin will be good to you!

2. & 3. POREfessional / Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow. When it comes to the perfect summer base, it's all about the prime! Try using POREfessional oil-free balm; apply lightly and evenly all over your complexion, working from the centre of the face out. This will insure your makeup looks smooth and refined, minimising open pores whilst helping anchor your makeup in place to achieve maximum longevity. Then opt for a foundation that has light/medium coverage, so your complexion looks summery, soft and subtle. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow oil-free foundation with SPF 25 is so lightweight it will feel like a second skin; it’s also easy to build taking it you from summer picnic to summer party in an instant!

4. Gimme Brow. Brow styling doesn't get easier then Gimme brow, this coloured micro fibre gel comes in two shades that not only helps to define but also to build dimension, giving a natural, fuller looking brow with a stroke of a wand, easy!  

5. Roller Lash. Open the eyes with a lick of Roller Lash mascara – it’ll give your lashes a lift and curl you won’t believe, while the instant curve-setting formula holds for up to 12 hours.

6. Tints. Finish of this simple summer look by adding a pop of summer colour with one of our lip and cheeks stains. Colour that really does stay put! With a choice of four juicy colours, you’re bound to find something you love.

So, girls, get out there and enjoy the summer sun!!!!

Love & lipstick,

Lauren @lauren_benefit

Now you've got your summer make up look sorted, get packing your ultimate summer wardrobe! Here's some sunny summer styling inspiration to get you started, you can shop our summer range here

Bondi Beach Dress in buttercup/white, Halter Bikini Top and Fold Over Bikini Bottom in aqua.

Colourblock Dress.

Box Stitch Top, Avignon Trousers in buttercup and Plimsolls in white.

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