Sunday, May 29, 2011

Simple Steps for a Summer Face

Summer officially starts tomorrow!

While I do enjoy the new sunshine (we have been waiting...) and longer days, what I don't enjoy? Melting make up!

In the heat, there is nothing more gross feeling that your face literally melting off. Summer calls for lighter and sweat proof make up application.

Here is how I do it:


Summer is not meant for heavy coverage and lot's of products.
Something light and fresh is to call for!


Mix moisturizer with Fresh High Noon Tint
This will act as a primer with a glow, and adds slight tint while giving your face a subtle color



Smooth over your skin is hide minor imperfections, and your face color a natural boost



You don't need to use Fresh High Noon, just a product that is darker than your normal foundation, and can give your moisturizer a bit of a kick

Other options include Soleil Tan De Chanel and Clarins Autobronzer
(Lancome currently is giving away a nice tint, in a gift with purchase at MACY's)


Light foundation

Next, apply a sheer layer of mineral foundation with a very fluffy brush to have less of a heavy coverage

If you have get oily in the summer like me, after the mineral foundation, using the same fluffy brush, dust on lightly Bare Minerals -Mineral Veil on the T zone to diminish shine during the day
The Mineral Veil is so light, and when applied sheerly, won't appear cakey

When complete you will see a completely natural looking, and effortless base


Bronzer
Add bronzer to your temples, jawline, and under your cheekbones, maybe a bit on the sides of the nose for slimming effect

Current favorites are NARS Laguna, and Dior Aurora



Add some color to your cheeks

Normally I am quite fair, and some colors in my collection, I just cannot pull off during the year because they're too dark on me.

With the added tint to my skin, I can now wear bolder colors

Current favorites
NARS O - this is something I normally can never wear because it is too red on my skin, but with the added color boost, this gives my skin a great GLOW, and I can see reason behind the cult addiction
Milani Coralina -gorgeous darker pink coral, this can be hard to apply due to high pigmentation so I use a 188
NARS Turks and Caicos - I neglect this all year but it just screams summer. The color is not very bright, but it's so fast and effortless I literally just swipe it on from the stick, and blend the edges with fingers for a dewy effect

Brush color on cheeks and use leftover product on the tip of the nose to connect the colors on your face

An added option which is nice for summer is a quick sweep of highlight on the cheekbones


Add a Juicy lip color with SPF & Simple eyes

SPF is important for the lips ladies! Pick colors that not only have an SPF but a nice tint, current favorites are the Dior Lip Glow, and Fresh Sugar Rose Balm
Bit of shine, color, and protection

For eyes, I forgo powder shadows, for a quick swipe of my paint pots (most used is Bare study) Tight line with with a waterproof/smudge proof felt tip liner
( Loving, Physicians Formula in Brown, which is pigmented, easy to apply, and brown is more natural looking)
A quick coat of preferably waterproof mascara
Lastly, just groom of the brows of course!


Voila! Few simple steps to an everyday natural summer face!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!







15 comments:

  1. LOVE this post, girl! Looks like we're all excited and gearing up for the warmer months! Fresh High Noon looks lovely, I'll have to give that a go when I'm next at Sephora.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I second Jessica, I love this post! So many awesome products all grouped together, I am definitely bookmarking this post for my summertime essentials!

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  3. Great post! How do you like the Clarins Autobronzer? I love my clarins gel bronzer...but I'd like to effect to be more instant. Alsoooo now I have NARS Turks and Caicos on my list...something about that picture made me want it. Sooo my Visa thanks you for that.

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  4. @obsessed.makeup.addict : I have yet to try the Clarins fully. It is a sample. I am almost out of my Fresh high noon and will be trying it as a replacement during P10P =)

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  5. this is a great summer makeup post! I hate wearing makeup in the summer.. it's too damn hot in Japan. And now they are saving electricity... there'll be less AC so it will be even more worse than ever!

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  6. I LOVED this post! I've never heard of Fresh High Noon Tint but it looks amazing mixed with moisturizer. Must look in to this...

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  7. This was a GREAT post! I adore summer makeup; it's quick, fresh and beautiful.

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  8. I had Danielle from bloominbeauty5 order me nars turks and caicos, I can't wait to get it. It looks lovely! :)

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  9. Loved this post! The idea is to keep it simple in the summer.. How's the Lancome mineral foundation? I've been wanting a good mineral foundation and haven't really found a great one.. Bareminerals feels too drying on me..

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  10. @ Delyteful Speaks: Hi! i like it the best out of all the mineral make up I have tried.
    Please see my review, I also was not a fan of Bare minerals

    http://tinyladylife.blogspot.com/2011/05/mineral-foundation-reviews-base-make-up.html

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  11. Fantastic post! I prolly alreay told you that, but you're my fav blogger when it comes to skin care and makeup!
    Well, anyways. I love BareMinereals foundation! It's great for summer!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  12. @kasia : Thanks so much girl!! ur one of my faves when it comes to fashion!!

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  13. Fantastic post! I prolly alreay told you that, but you're my fav blogger when it comes to skin care and makeup!
    Well, anyways. I love BareMinereals foundation! It's great for summer!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  14. Great post! How do you like the Clarins Autobronzer? I love my clarins gel bronzer...but I'd like to effect to be more instant. Alsoooo now I have NARS Turks and Caicos on my list...something about that picture made me want it. Sooo my Visa thanks you for that.

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  15. LOVE this post, girl! Looks like we're all excited and gearing up for the warmer months! Fresh High Noon looks lovely, I'll have to give that a go when I'm next at Sephora.

    ♥ Jessica

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