How to master ‘soft glam’ this summer
If TikTok is good for one thing, it’s the fresh bout of makeup inspo that’s constantly pouring in. The latest beauty aesthetic we’re obsessed with? The whimsical springtime look dubbed ‘soft girl’. Think dewy baby-pink flushed cheeks, glossed lips and a light scattering of freckles.
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It’s a look that’s not only universally flattering but easy to achieve. So if you’re looking for a subtle, wearable makeup refresh for spring through to summer, here’s how to achieve the dreamy, feminine beauty look...
Master your skin prep
The soft girl is all about hydrated and glowing skin so prepping and priming is essential. Ensure you’re starting with a hydrating skin care routine, layering your serum, moisturiser and SPF before beginning with makeup.
Pick a lightweight base
When it comes to foundation, we recommend going with a sheer finish formula or a tinted moisturiser or BB cream that will help to even out your skin tone, but keep your natural texture visible.
As bright eyes are also a signature feature of the ‘soft girl’ glam, use a light-reflecting concealer on your under eyes, layering sparingly for a fresh and wide-awake finish.
Baby pink blush
For the cherub-like cheeks that are synonymous with ‘soft girl’, choose a blush that sits somewhere in between a natural flush and a bright pop.
We recommend using a cream product; warming into the skin with fingers, and then dabbing any residue across the eyelids or lips.
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A touch of highlighter
Complete your dewy and glowing base by applying an illuminating liquid highlighter to your cheekbones, tip of your nose, inner corners of your eyes and Cupid’s bow.
Achieve fluffy, wispy lashes by using a volumising mascara to lift and coat each individual lash, taking your time to comb through and remove any clumps
Glossy pink lips
If you’re lucky enough to have the real deal, we envy you. For those who don’t, TikToker’s have been getting creative and drawing on their signature soft girl freckles with an eyebrow pencil.
If they look too defined to be realistic, simply smudge them a little by pressing your finger atop each dot.
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