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Less is More: 5 Summer Makeup Tips for a Fresh Face

Are you going on an amazing vacation and don’t want to bring your entire makeup vanity along? Or perhaps you just want to to lighten up your look for the summer time? These makeup tips are a great way to downsize to the essentials you’ll need this summer and minimize the time you spend doing your face (and maximize your time to have fun!)

STEP 1: Ditch that heavy foundation.

Clinique Even Better GlowDuring the hot, oppressive months, the last thing you want to be worried about is your foundation sliding right off your face! Pick up a tinted moisturizer or water-based foundation to add to your summer makeup essentials that will still give you coverage but is nice and light. You really want your skin to be able to breathe. Some foundations like It Cosmetics CC+ Cream “Your Skin But Better” is still nice and light while packing 50+ SPF, and it has such great coverage for anyone with melasma or rosacea! I know I talk about it all the time, but it really covers all of the bases.

Also, Clinique’s “Even Better Glow” Light Reflecting Broad Spectrum SPF 15 has a lovely finish and a nice glimmer when you put it on, giving you a sweet summer glow!

STEP 2: Double duty!

Becca “Beach Tint”There are some amazing products out there that can act as a great lip sheen and a blush! Using these will not only cut out a few steps, but you can also pack lighter and multitask your makeup essentials. The super sheer and light liquid Benefit Cosmetic’s “Benetint” Cheek and Lip Stain is a lovely way to get a natural-looking color on your face that is waterproof. Switching to something nice and light like a liquid or cream stain is perfect! Powders can sweat off and sink into pores.

The Becca “Beach Tint” is perfect too. It’s also water-resistant for jaunts to the beach and has an amazing assortment of natural colors to choose from.

STEP 3: Minimize and multitask…

One of the best makeup tips to keep you rocking it this summer is to use your bronzer for your face and as an eyeshadow. The smoky eye is a no-go during the summer. This is really the time to think light and fresh…with a bronze glow! The Tarte “Tarteist” PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette can give you all the shine you want if you are looking for a selection. That way you can contour, bronze, highlight, and even get super creative and pop some shimmer on those lids!

If you want to do away with options and choices (Because sometimes we need that! Haha) snag a MAC “Mineralize Skinfinish” in the color “Gold Deposit” for a beautiful velvet gold sheen.

STEP 4: Waterproof those lashes ladies!

We need to take serious measures to ensure our mascara stays put during the long days. When in doubt, waterproof it out! This is just an extra precaution even if you are not at the pool. Keep it fresh with a classic “pink tube” of Maybelline’s “Great Lash” Waterproof Mascara. This stuff has been a pro favorite forever for a reason.

Or, if you need a little extra “oomph” go for a tube of Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Waterproof Mascara. It is SO worth it.

STEP 5: Lock it all up!

When you set your makeup, it locks everything into place and keeps it fresh all day long. My own tried and true favorite through and through will forever be Makeup Forever’s “Mist and Fix” Setting Spray. I will do a full face on a bride getting married outdoors in Texas and this little gem will keep everything in tip-top shape! After you finish your makeup, spray a light mist over everything and you are good to boogie!

One cardinal rule for summer makeup…less is more! These are some great ways to have coverage and color without caking on any makeup that you have to babysit. There is nothing worse than touchups in the heat. Notice there is no pressed face powder on here this month because we want light and breezy! If you feel you are ever “glistening” (because we know women don’t sweat!) just pick up a pack of blotting papers at your local drugstore. The Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are great and fit right in your pocket. You can take away oil by blotting instead of adding a powder to soak anything up!

I really hope you ladies can all find a good cosmetic regimen for the summer with these makeup tips. Remember to always wear sunscreen and to stay hydrated during the hot months! Your skin will thank you! Take care of yourself. Xoxoxo

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