We’ve had a long-standing love affair with makeup. But when it’s summer, we steer clear of heavy bases and lipsticks that make our face feel cakey. Summers need makeup that’s feathery light—the kind of products that are minimal yet cover blemishes and lend our skin that hint of glow. Wondering what the perfect summer makeup kit looks like? Here’s a roundup of the minimal makeup must-haves you ought to have...

Go for a light base
 

Go for a light base

Foundations are our favourite F word. But as much as we love heavy coverage, summers are for sheer, radiant skin. So if you’re the kind of girl who’s been struggling to keep your face looking flawless despite the humidity, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation should be a part of your makeup regime, stat! While this one will cover your blemishes and imperfections, it will also feel feathery light on your skin. Toss that heavy coverage foundation and make way for this super light base so your skin looks spotless despite the temperatures soaring this season.

Give your lips and cheeks a weightless finish
 

Give your lips and cheeks a weightless finish

We’ve got to admit, lipsticks will always be our weakness. After all, when our face looks dull and we need that instant makeover, we always choose our favourite red lipstick to do the trick for us. But your puckers can easily feel weighed down if you have a heavy lipstick on, especially in the summers. Exactly why we suggest using the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Colour. This one comes encased in a peach tube with a doe foot applicator, which makes application absolutely easy. Moreover, it’s also a soft matte texture that sits so light on the puckers. Like that’s not enough, you can use this product as a cheek stain to give your cheeks that subtle rosy colour.

Go bright or go home
 

Go bright or go home

Summers are for brights. While you need to keep your eye makeup minimal this season, we suggest you skip the eyeliners and kajals and instead, go bright by way of a colourful mascara. So this summer, give your lashes that bright, bold finish using the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara in Royal Blue. Its smudge-proof and waterproof formula makes this mascara absolutely weather-friendly. This means no raccoon eyes even when the sun is shining bright and the humidity is on the rise! While voluminous lashes will always be the need of the hour, we also like our lashes curled, don’t we? The good news is that this mascara not only adds volume but also curls your lashes, thanks to its curling brush applicator. Bright, bold lashes, we’re coming for you!

Get your brow game on
 

Get your brow game on

We can step out with a zit but we don’t let anyone look down upon our eyebrows even when it’s the summer season. Ditch your gel brow products that often feel heavy on the brows and instead, use a pencil you can rely on to fill in your brows without a fuss. We suggest using the Lakmé Eyebrow Pencil that gives a great finish and doesn’t look too OTT. Surely one of our must-haves this season.