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)
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
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
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!