Category Beauty Make Up

4 Makeup Tips for a Natural Summer Look 

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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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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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.

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Selecting the Right Foundation for Your Skin

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When it comes to looking your best, your skin is a vital piece of the beauty puzzle. Foundation evens out your skin, making your complexion look flawless. Choosing the right foundation will make all of the difference in your appearance, so select the one that will bring out your best features and accent your look.

Match Your Color

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The first step in getting the right foundation is to match your skin’s color to that of your makeup. Many women are wearing the wrong shade and are not aware of it. It can be a challenge to match up your foundation, powder and concealer and get the perfect shades. Getting a color consultation from a makeup professional will help you to find the right color for your skin.

Know Your Skin Type

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There are several skin types, and knowing yours will help you choose the right makeup. If you have oily skin, a matte makeup will help decrease shine and make your skin look smooth and clean. Women with dry skin often need a moisturizer to create even tones and cover dry patches. Combination oily/dry skin requires its own special foundation that combines a matte finish with an added moisturizer.

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Some people have skin that changes color based on the seasons. Most women find that their summer skin tone is darker than their winter shade. If this is the case, you may need to buy more than one foundation to create a flawless complexion year round. Wander The Web: New York Skin Solutions For Everyone With Skin Inflammation. 

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Try on a Few Shades

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Visit your local cosmetics counter to try on a few shades and find one that works for you. Test out your color on your jawline to see the contrast between your face and your neck. Your neck is often lighter than your face, so getting a good blend in this area is essential. When trying on your foundation at the cosmetics counter, remember that you are under the harsh glare of florescent lights. If possible, step outside to see what the makeup looks like in natural light conditions.

When it comes to getting the best foundation for your skin tone, understanding your skin is key. Visit your local cosmetics counter for a color consultation and let the makeup experts help you find the best products for your look. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, there is a shade that will work for you and help you to feel your best.

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