Laid Back Summer Look

Summer is in full swing; people are jetting off on their holidays and enjoying soaking up the sun, there might be some shopping or even a boat party on the agenda - its a tough break between going makeup free and breezy or full on glam and melting. No worry, Bella&Bear have got you covered.

To start we are going to apply a sun screen to our skin, to protect it from harmful rays (and embarrassing lobster skin!). After allowing it to dry we are going in with our Bella&Bear Jaguar Angled Kabuki and a tinted moisturiser; we used the The Balm Balmshelter with SPF 18 , and we are blending it over the face and neck. A tinted moisturiser is preferable over a foundation in the summer as it lets the skin breathe more while offering mild coverage and injecting moisture into the skin.

If you have any dark areas or pimples you are concerned about you can apply a light amount of concealer over them at this stage and blend it in with your Bella&Bear Ocelot concealer brush. We love the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer.

We are skipping setting powder on the whole face for this look and just gently dusting the concealed areas as we want a natural dewy finish. Were using some Essence All About Matte Fixing powder and our Bella&Bear Tiger brush

For a little dazzle on the eyes we are going to go in with a metallic shadow. But first - lets prime! Taking some Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Prime Potion we are applying it to the lid with our ring finger.

We are then going to apply some ELF Studio Aqua Molten Shadow in 'Molten Bronze'. This product comes with a doe foot applicator making it perfect for on-the-go touch ups! You could also blend this out a little with your Bella&Bear Bornean Bay Cat Brush for a smoother edge. We are skipping eyeliner for a more laid back look, but you could add a waterproof one if your eyes feel naked without it!

Next, lets work on those lashes. Using our Bella&Bear Eye&Mighty curlers we are going to curl our lashes for some serious lift. We are then generously applying a coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Finally, to frame the eyes we are going to lightly fill in and define the brows. Using the spoolie end of our Bella&Bear Iberian Lynx Brow Brush we are brushing the hairs into place, and then we are going in with the brush end and some Freedom Makeup Brow Pomade; just filling in the brows and accentuating the shape.

To add a little structure back into the face we are going to lightly dust on some bronzer. Taking our Bella&Bear Bobcat angled blush brush and some Benefit Hoola Bronzer we are dusting the hollows of the cheeks and the temples. This will also give the face that natural holiday glow.

For a little shine on that pout we are applying a balm our fave is the Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint in 'Bare Pink', this will give a subtle hint of colour to the lips as well as shine.

And lets round the look off with a little highlight. Taking a golden hue highlight (such as IHeartMakeup Blushing Hearts in 'Hot Summer of Love') and our Bella&Bear Jungle Cat brush, we are going to apply it to the cheekbones, the centre of the nose, the brow bones and the cupids bow. We also dabbed a little into the centre of the lips for that gorgeous glow without having to use a sticky gloss!

We also dusted the collar bones with some highlight and finished with a spritz of a setting spray to keep your makeup in place throughout the heat of the day - be sure to keep it in your bag for top ups, and for that refreshing, cooling sensation!

If you're not fresh outta the sea with those salty waves then follow us and use a hair waver! We brushed our hair through with our Bella&Bear The Bear Paddle brush and gently pressed out hair through the waver for that casual, tousled look, (if you don't have a waver then a simple alternative is to dampen your hair and plait it, once it is dry - or left over night- you can remove the braids for your fresh waves) we then spritzed in some salt spray and scrunched the hair for that summer texture!

You're ready! Throw on your fave holiday outfit and get set for a day in the sunshine! Share your #bellaandbear selfies with us on insta and don't forget you can shop our entire collection in our online store right now!