Summer MakeUp Tips!Posted by: Robin Siegel on July 9th, 2012
What changes are you considering for your summer makeup? Now that it’s officially summer, I’m making sure to get sunblock on my face, neck and decollete every day and even including my arms, shoulders and legs if exposed.
Even though we wear sunscreen, we can still get tan. It might be time to darken your foundation a 1/2 shade, maybe a little rosier. We want our faces to match our bodies especially if we use more protection on our faces.
Color: Summer is a great time to experiment with some brighter colors and bronzer. Try a brighter nail polish (Essie’s summer collection is great) to start – especially on your toes. If you want to experiment with color on your eyes, this is the time of year to do it! Try a bright colored pencil just under you lower lash line for a subtle change. Bright pink or coral lipsticks are a fun pop of color especially when wearing summer white clothes. If you want to add the brighter color to your cheeks, use a softer shimmery or sheer lipstick or gloss in a complementary shade.
Bronzer: My favorite bronzers are matte or have only a slight shimmer. Apply the bronzer with a fluffy brush on all the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit. I like to start with the top of the cheekbone, moving down along the jaw, dusting the forehead, chin and even the tip of your nose, maybe even the tops of your shoulders and collar bones if exposed. Using a larger fluffy brush will make sure the color is dispersed lightly and prevent streaking. There are many shades of bronzer to choose from – experiment and find one that fits your complexion. A honey-colored bronzer works well with fair skin, rosy bronze colors look good with medium skin tones and tawny or amber bronzers work well with darker complexions.
The mirror is our friend. Look into a mirror in daylight to get a realistic view. Streaks or blotches can easily be blended out with a cotton pad or powder puff.
Product tip: Colorscience makes a loose powder with a brush attached in many colors which contain sunscreen. I love this product!