By Kristina Johnson
When the weather heats up, it’s almost always a given you’re likely to end up with sticky lipstick, sliding blush and eye shadow that just won’t stay. Summer makeup should be fun, easy and light – not a sweaty mess. So what’s a girl to do? Here you’ll find some tips and tricks to keep your summer makeup looking fresh and beautiful.
Invest in a primer. Primers work to smooth and keep makeup in place. Apply after moisturizer and before makeup, and you’ll end up with great results. A study by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute found primer helped volunteers’ makeup hold and look better throughout the day, even after a stint in an 80-degree, high-humidity chamber.
Throw out foundation. Well don’t completely throw out your foundation, just put it aside until fall. Instead try a tinted moisturizer. They’re less heavy and won’t get cakey in the heat. Some even come with added SPF, a great bonus for sunny summer days.
Brighten up your lips. If it’s too hot to wear a full face of makeup (light as it may be) a great lip color can really pull your look together. Hot pinks and vibrant corals are great for summer and are it colors for 2013.
Bronzer, bronzer, bronzer. I can’t say enough about how awesome bronzers are. Bronzers are a great way to add warmth to your skin, brighten your eyes and make your teeth appear whiter. Apply to where the sun hits you naturally – nose, forehead, chin and cheekbones – and you’ll be good to go.
Eyes that pop. Summer’s a great time to experiment with bright colors. Yolanda Hall, makeup artist at NjS Studio in Zionsville, says “Brighten your look for summer. Change out regular black or brown liner for a fun color.” Consider taking a break from eye shadow and invest in a bright eyeliner or mascara. Emerald green and teal are hot colors for this summer. If you’re addicted to your eye shadow try using a primer or a cream based shadow so that it can withstand the heat.