Hello Summer! We've been patiently waiting for you!
Welcome to the First Day of Summer. When the summer months roll around, we look forward to wearing less makeup. Not only is it a much-needed change from the dark lipstick and thick foundation we typically wear in the winter, but it's also an easy way to avoid a makeup meltdown.
But don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that once the thermometer reads 70 degrees and higher you should simply go bare-faced. Instead, lightening up your summer makeup look should be more about embracing a more healthy glow.
To help you put your best face forward all the way through Labor Day, I want to share some summer makeup tips for beautiful, breathable skin.
Summer is all about embracing the natural essence of your beauty. Start by applying coconut oil on the face as a moisturizer right after the shower for hydrated and luminous skin. Here's my fave:
Using less makeup allows your skin to breathe and appear naturally flawless instead of heavily made-up. Opt for a full-coverage concealer in areas that are in need of camouflaging, then blend out a lighter layer of foundation or BB cream on the rest of the face. Remember to grab a BB cream formula with SPF. Primers for both face and eyelids are perfect for summer, as they'll extend the wear and seamless finish of your shadows and foundations.
Avoid applying products that are not the right formula for your skin type because it will start to run down your face midday - and if it's not the right shade, it will appear streaky. A lightweight, water-based foundation with SPF followed up with bronzer in place of translucent powder will impart enough warmth without becoming too cakey.
Use your fingers to dab on a cream blush in a pinky-coral hue for sexy flush, or try a baked pigment blush, which is more resistant to sweat, humidity and face oils. Matte or satin eyeshadows and eye pencils are great for during the day. But at night, try brushing on a golden shimmer to the center of lids, which will add an instantly brightening effect. And of course, apply a few coats of waterproof mascara to thicken and lengthen lashes. To complete your summer makeup look, use this motto: "When in doubt, gloss it out!" Sheer lip gloss in punchy pinks, hot corals or shimmering nudes are perfect.
A bold lip color is hot for spring and summer, but not just red. There are plenty of fun of colors to wear, like tangerine and pink, that look great on every woman - no matter your age or skin tone. Just have to pick the right color and wear it with confidence! Check out these different shades of beauties rocking the hottest summer trends:
Lauren Conrad in Fuchsia
Janelle Monae in Fuchsia
Amber Heard in Fuchsia
Shay Mitchell in Coral
Julianne Hough in Coral
Ashanti in Coral
Solange in Tangerine
Belle Thorne in Tangerine
Keltie Colleen in Tangerine
Rihanna in Poppy
Taylor Swiff in Poppy
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Jade
Nars Bronzing Powder in Casino
BB Tinted Treatment 12-hr Primer with SPF 30 Sunscreen
What are your makeup must-haves during summer? Do share.
Happy Summertime! Kisses!