Dramatic makeup can be absolutely breath taking. Smokey eye shadow pallets and bold lip colors are sure to draw attention. But as summer quickly approaches and temperatures rise, those jaw-dropping looks melt and run right off your face. So here are 4 helpful hints to help you feel radiant, confident, and comfortable.
#1: Cleansing and Moisturizing
It does not take a genius to figure out that the healthier your skin is, the better your make up art will look. So make sure that you are using the proper cleansers and moisturizers for your skin. When you know you are going to be spending a considerable amount of time out in the sun, be sure and use a moisturizer that has an SPF of 15 or higher to prevent sun damage and skin discoloration.
#2: Summertime Foundation
Your foundation is particularly important for summer looks specifically. Many of us enjoy being out in the sun when the weather starts to warm up. Sunbathing can change our skin tones without us really noticing for a while. So be sure you have a foundation and concealer that matches your summer skin tone.
#3: Summer Sparkle
When using eye shadows and face powders, try picking products that have just a touch of shimmer to them. If you are feeling extra daring, take a large makeup brush and apply a small amount of a shimmery powder to your shoulders and arms. Anywhere you decide to show off a little bit of skin! That touch of sunlight reflecting off your skin is sure to be eye-catching.
#4: Less is More
Instead of a bold, heavy-handed eyeliner when you are cruising around this summer, choose a quality, voluminous mascara and let your eyes do the talking. Rather than a bold, matte lip color and liner, try simply wearing a tinted gloss or a very light lip color. The colors you choose should be subtle and natural. If you do decide to use color, make sure that they are light and well blended.
Whether its on the beach or out on the town, try a simpler and more natural approach to your summer time makeup. Harsh lines and bright colors are fantastic and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let your natural beauty speak for itself.