When it comes to everything beauty related, Daniel Bauer is the makeup mastermind we turn to. So when we managed to grab five with the genius himself, we were thrilled to discuss summer beauty tips, the next big trend for the season and a refreshing summer makeup look that he brought to life on Sarah Jane Dias.

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BeBEAUTIFUL: Daniel, could you tell us a little bit about the look that you’ve created on Sarah?

Daniel Bauer: The look that I’ve created on Sarah Jane is all about the shimmer. Using the blue shade from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Silver Eye Shadow Palette, I applied it over her upper eyelid. I then intensified the shade by using the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Liner in Blue Sapphire by lining the lid and smudging it out a bit. On her bottom eyelid, I used gold and brown shimmery tones. I further intensified it with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Liner in Burnished Brown.

BB: Whether it is on the runway or in reality, all we’ve been seeing this summer is illuminated skin. In what way did you incorporate the luminous trend into Sarah Jane’s look?

DB: To begin, I prepped her skin with the Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance range to give it a glow. I believe in readying the skin first so that it has a bit of sheen. Over the cheekbones, I added a bit of shimmer to make them stand out. The look also consists of minimal contouring and less powder on the face. In that manner, I added shimmering eyes and gleaming skin to the look.

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BB: You’ve given Sarah a refreshing hint of blue over her eyes. This season, do you recommend adding a pop of colour to our makeup?

DB: Depending on the rest of your outfit, you can always try different looks. Since Sarah’s look was monotone, I thought a pop of colour would look good.

BB: When it comes to our lips, what is the must-try trend this season?

DB: The new range from Lakmé is the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer lipsticks, which are intense and pigmented. This season, I would go light on the eyes and use the lip shimmer lipsticks.

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BB: For summer makeup, what would be a thumb rule to follow?

DB: I like to balance the makeup look so for example, if I go heavy on the eyes, I like to go light on the lips. Especially with the illuminated trend being the focus this season, let the shimmer speak for itself.

BB: If there is one trend you predict that will make it big this summer, what would it be?

DB:This summer, makeup is going to be about shimmer and radiance, on specific areas of the face like the cheekbones. We’re also going to see more subtle contouring and a strobed kind of highlighting on the face. This will allow your features to pop without going too far.