The first thing that summer reminds us of is humidity. Thanks to all the dirt, sweat, oil and grime, our summer makeup rests on the premise of ‘less is more’. Summer skin should ideally be bare, with a hint of sun-kissed glow, bronzed out to perfection and should be constantly protected with oodles of SPF.

While sunscreen is the most important part of any kit during summer (as well as for the rest of the year), there are certain makeup products, without which your summer vanity kit will remain quite incomplete. Scroll below to find out what they are...

Primer
 

Primer

Primer is the most important product in your summer vanity kit. This is because it helps achieve a matte base and keeps your makeup from melting in the summer heat. Use a matte primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer and use it as the last step in your skincare routine and the first step in your makeup routine. No matter what your skin type is, this waterproof formula will hide imperfections, cover pores and give a flawless matte finish.

CC Cream
 

CC Cream

Summer is all about picking lightweight products as you don’t want to deal with the issue of clogged pores and acne. Therefore, it would be wise to ditch your foundation for a lightweight CC cream such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale CC Cream. It is enriched with aloe extracts to moisturise and protect your skin, as well provide sheer to medium coverage.

Compact
 

Compact

Another important summer essential is a compact powder. It is impossible to survive the summer heat without a good mattifying primer in your kitty. A compact prevents your skin from becoming oily and makes it look matte at all times. We trust the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 Pa+++ Compact as it has a satin, smooth finish and the SPF 40 prevents your skin from sun damage.

Contour stick
 

Contour stick

Who does not love a goddess-like, earthy glow on the face? If the lack of a beach holiday has prevented your skin from turning toasty brown, no one said you can’t fake it. Use a contour or a bronzing such as the Kareena Kapoor Khan Lakmé Absolute Cheek Contour in Rose Gold to fake a lovely, fresh looking tan.

Lipstick
 

Lipstick

Bright and pastel shades form an important part of summer, and what better way reflect that in your makeup than through the shade of your lipstick. Use a lightweight, bright, matte lip colour such as the Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Color - First Love for an instant boost of colour.