It’s officially that time of year again, SUMMERTIME! Get ready to put away the jackets and bring out your swim suits. I’m going to give you a few quick and easy steps to achieve the perfect on the go summer glow. Remember, summer makeup is all about a fast easy natural look.
Let’s start with facial coverage. No one wants piled on makeup while it’s hot and sticky out, so we need a simple light weight and sheer coverage. Tinted moisturizers are the seamless summer alternative to the normal creamy and sometimes heavy foundation. These tinted moisturizers provide your skin with the necessary sun protection for any sunny summer day. I would suggest any thing with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more.
The NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is easily applied. This product will give a good amount of hydration while covering up any discolored skin and give an overall healthy glow with an SPF of 30.
A lot of people don’t realize that overtime the harsh sun exposure can harm your skin. Personally, I wear a tinted moisturizer every day. Yes, even under regular foundation. It helps to keep your skin looking young and prevents dark spots from sun, which will be important in the future. I promise!
Next, I suggest a few mascara applications to make your eyes pop and possibly even a quick eyebrow fill-in, if you’re into that. No need for any heavy or dramatic eye makeup. Applying some mascara will help you look lively and while making your eyes appear bigger. Just make sure to use mascaras that lengthen your eyelashes and avoid anything that will clump your lashes together.
Below I added a tutorial using two mascaras that I also own and love. Maybelline’s Volum’ Express, The Mega Plush Mascara and Benefits They’re Real! Mascara have been hot items for a while. Both of these mascaras are great and can help achieve volumized and lengthened lashes.
The last touch you’ll need to finish this natural look is a sparkled bronzer. I recommend the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer. This bronzer in particular has the perfect amount of shimmer without making your face overwhelmingly sparkly. I suggest using a Kabuki brush, which you can pick up at any drugstore for pretty cheap. Apply the bronzer along your cheekbone and the outline of your face to add an overall warm sun kissed look.
Using these couple of products for the season will give your face the perfect lightweight and shimmered look for any hot summer day.Now you can focus on lying by the beach and getting the perfect tan!