By Jazmin Ramirez, Brittany Salgado, and Viviana Ramos
Welcome back to another week of Fashion Friday! This week we will be talking about 9 Summer Makeup tips. Summer is full of pleasures— but melting makeup, sliding eyeliner, and super sticky lipstick are not among them.
1. Make time for primer.
You won’t regret the few seconds it will take to smooth on a primer, which goes on after moisturizer but before face makeup.
2. Lighten your face makeup.
First step: Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer. These sheer formulas look and feel airier on skin and are less likely to turn cakey on steamy days. Try Shiseido The Skincare Tinted Moisture Protection SPF 20 ($36, department stores) or Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($18, marykay.com).
3. Bronze believably.
To keep the results looking fresh and natural, he recommends applying bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. Powder bronzers are the easiest to apply; look for one with varying shades— they’ll swirl together for the most authentic-looking results. Prescriptives Bronzer Brush ($32, department stores) is a great choice.
4. Try out vibrant color.
Just as you’re probably more likely to wear a vivid top or carry a bright bag this season, now’s the perfect time to play up your makeup palette. Besides looking summery, “livelier colors brighten the face and bring a youthful glow to skin,” says Surratt. Try Revlon A Floral Affair Sheer Powder Blush in Pinking of You ($11.69, drugstores), Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink ($20, department stores), or Ramy Juicy Cheeks Sheer Intense Cheek Color in Maya Papaya ($24, ramy.com).
5. Stop shine, add glow.
A slick T-zone instantly telegraphs the message “I’m hot” — and we don’t mean sexy. To eliminate unsightly shine in seconds, nothing beats blotting papers. If you need to perk up your makeup too, blot first, then follow up with a dusting of pressed powder with a hint of luminescence. Try Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Luminous Matte Pressed Powder ($12, drugstores).
6. Switch out thick lipsticks.
Since heavy lip colors often feel like overkill once the weather warms up, many women opt for clear balm or skip their lips altogether. But just because you’re feeling low-maintenance doesn’t mean you have to look it. A simple swipe-and-go choice: tinted lip balms. Try Neutrogena MoistureShine Tinted Lip Balm SPF 20 ($7, drugstores) or Jane Be Pure Mineral Lip Balm ($4, drugstores).
7. Stay-proof your eye makeup.
For longer-lasting shadow, avoid using eye cream on your lids (it can break down makeup), and smooth on an eye primer instead. “It will minimize creasing and create a base for the shadow to cling to so it lasts longer,” says Seattle makeup artist Sharona Schweitzer. Try Tarte Lock & Roll Eye Shadow Duo ($17, Sephora), which has matching cream and powder shadows in one tube.
8. Wade into waterproof.
If you’ve tried waterproof mascaras once but found them less than stellar, it’s time to give ‘em another go. Apply a waterproof version (we like Lumene Star Effect Waterproof Mascara, $8, CVS) on the tips of your lashes over regular mascara to boost its staying power.
9. Go sheer.
“Rich, deep colors have their place, but they can look heavy in summer,” says Surratt. To lighten up, switch to sheer versions of your go-to lip and eye hues. Case in point: Stila Summer Eye Shadow Palette ($40, Sephora), which contains pretty pastels and everyday neutrals, all with a sheerness that keeps them sophisticated.
I hope that these product help your makeup last the whole day and not get ruined. You can purchase the needed products in your local drugstore or Walmart, CVS, Sephora at El Paseo in Palm Desert. I have personally tried some of the products and I was really satisfied.
Until next time…