From picnics at the park to endless days at the beach, makeup is always put to the test in the warm summer months. Make a few adjustments to your summer makeup routine to update your look.
No matter what, sunscreen is a step you can’t skip, so go for a three-in-one sunscreen solution with a tinted moisturizer that offers broad spectrum SPF. This way, you can get the benefits of a moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation all together without adding extra layers of product.
Suncare is a critical part of keeping your skin looking youthful. Apply SPF to all exposed skin at least 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, reapplying every 2 hours throughout the day. Don’t forget the neck and décolleté. Allow tinted moisturizer to absorb before applying makeup.
Accentuate and define your eyes with a mix of warm and cool neutral shadows. A nude eye shadow palette with a wide range of colors will give you the versatility to create a variety of looks, from a cool, shimmering daytime eye to a dramatic, smoky eye. Neutrals are appropriate for every occasion, from beachside to dinner table.
Avoid looking too done up at the beach by applying a matte, nude shade that is just slightly darker than your skin tone to the crease, lightly blending over the lid. This will add depth to the eye and cover any visible discoloration. For a no-fuss application, keep the eyes light, skipping eyeliner on the upper and lower lashline and adding a single coat of water resistant mascara. Photo courtesy of The Sisters Marie. Wearing Suede Matte Crayon in crush.
Cream blush melts into the skin to create a rich, long-lasting flush of color. Create a natural flush by applying blush to the apples of the cheeks with a light touch, and blend up towards the temples. The type of brush you use can make a big difference in the finished look! Use a dense blush brush for more color or a light texture brush for sheer radiance. To keep a creamy formula from sliding off oily skin, add a light dusting of a translucent finishing powder on top of the blush to set the cream formula without losing color.
No look is complete without a pop of color on the lips. We love high-impact lip shades for the summer months because they allow you to make a bold statement even when your eyes are protected from the sun by those oversized sunglasses.
Add a soft but saturated nude-pink, a classic matte red and a vibrant, hot pink or fuchsia to your makeup arsenal. We love Suede Matte Crayons and Cream Glaze Crayons with their convenient pencil format and built-in sharpener.