Summer is full of pleasures — but melting makeup, sliding eyeliner, and supersticky lipstick are not among them.
I've put toghether this can't - miss list:
6 SUMMER MAKEUP TIPS
1. Primers are definitely the way to go in summer!
You won't regret the few seconds it will take to smooth on a primer, which goes on after moisturizer but before face makeup.
My favorite - Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light
(it's great for acne - prone, sensitive or oily skin)
2. Lighten your face makeup.
Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer. These sheer formulas look and feel airer on skin and are less likely to turn cakey on steamy days.
My favorite - Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30
(this clever little tube provides high protection against the sun. Oh and it smells of yummy watermelon!:)
3. Bronze believably.
Bronzer makey your eyes look brighter, your teeth whiter. Everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin!
My favorite - Benefit Hoola
(the color inside is flat matte, not a sparkle to be found, making it utterly realistic for a range of skin tones. The texture is silky and won't get streaky, as long as you ditch the tiny square brush that comes with it and use a big powder duster instead)
4. Try out vibrant color.
Summer is the perfect time to play up your makeup palette!
I like a punchy blush on the apples on the cheeks and tinted lip balms. They give you whisper - light color, and many even gave SPF to protect your from the sun.
My favorite - MAC tinted lip conditioner SPF 15
(heaven in a bottle :)
NARS Orgasm Blush
(a soft and cheer look)
5. Stop shine. Start glow!
To eliminte unsightly shine in seconds, nothing beats blotting papers. You just press and go!
My favorite - Bobbi Brown Blotting Paper
(they come in a cool, refillable decorative case that fitsinto small evening bags, making them ideal for a night on the town)
6. Wade into waterproof.
If you tried waterproof mascaras once but found them less than stellar, it's time to give 'em another go.
My favorite - Maybelline New York Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara