Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beat the Summer Heat! Vol. 2 MakeUp!

Hello Maqnolias!!
Last week I gave you several summer hair options that will keep you looking fresh and flirty!
This week it's all about the face. Just because you feel like being low maintenance doesn't mean you have to look it. Applying makeup during the summer can be a challenge. No one wants melting makeup, sliding mascara or creasy clumps. Here are a few helpful hints to stay looking naturally fresh and pretty even when the weather is working against you.

Swap your thick foundation for a tinted moisturizer! Thicker foundations are wearable in the winter but in the summer it's asking to look like a melting birthday cake...the kind with the thick icing! Yuck!
Most tinted moisturisers contain SPF which is an added bonus.
I use Neutrogenas Healthy Defense Tinted Moisturizer, it's around $10 and will last you all summer long!

Powdered Bronzer!

Ok girls we all know during the summer Bronzer is a girls best friend. But remember Bronze Believably! To keep it looking natural just bronze the high points of your face where the sun naturally hits, forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose. Covering everything will give a fake, baked look.

Earlier I stated to stay away from thick heavy foundations. But what if you have a blemish, marks, or dark circles under your eyes that the moisturizer just isn't covering? A few years ago I was introduced to this life saver. Maybeline's Dream Matte Mousse is an air soft whipped mousse that leaves you with perfect matte finish coverage with a weightless feel. It's easy to find and only costs $8.79.

Blotting Papers.
Nothing says "I'm Hot" like a slick t-zone...and not in a sexy way. Melting makeup is bound to happen to the best of us at some point during the summer. Blotting papers can help reduce oily shine.

Ditch the lipstick.

Dark heavy lips are overkill once the weather warms up. Stick to clear or tinted lip balms and chap sticks.

Avoid using eye creams on your lids, try using an eye primer instead. It will minimize creasing and create a base for the shadow to cling so it lasts longer.

Waterproof mascara is a must during the summer. You don't want to look like the crypt keeper. If you are iffy about giving up the mascara you have been using for forever, check to see if you can get it waterproof. Many brands make a waterproof version of each of their mascaras.
I hope these tips help! Good Luck Maqnolias!

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