Posts Tagged ‘summer makeup’

Tips for faking a natural tan

       
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Tips for faking a natural tan

Come summertime, one of your biggest beauty challenges is maintaining a tan without damaging your skin. But with the right combination of skincare and cosmetics, it's possible to get that coveted glow without laying out in the sun.

The proper application of a good bronzer can do wonders for making your face look naturally tan. But some people might prefer a more moisturizing formula – like the Sun Self-Tanning Milk by G.M. Collin. This ultra-light lotion absorbs into the skin quickly, and contains seven herbal extracts. Over time, not only will you build up an even, long-lasting tan, but your skin will feel softer and more hydrated. 

Another option for a darker tint is Self-Tanning Fluid from Babor. A powerful combination of nutrients and minerals leaves skin nearly flawless, while also making it stronger and more resilient. The multi-protection properties of this formula boost the skin's natural defense systems so that it's more resistant to photo-aging.

If you're looking for something a little more advanced – check out being TRUE – The Kit by True Cosmetics. This complete, all-inclusive kit is great for traveling to your next summer getaway, and it includes two universal shades of Protective Mineral Foundation with SPF 17, Mineral Mist Bronze Blush, a compact all-purpose brush, finishing sponge, quick tips booklet and a cosmetic case.

With every application, you'll get a deeper pigment while also protecting your skin long-term.

Show off your summer glow with all-over bronze makeup

       
Monday, July 8th, 2013

Show off your summer glow with all-over bronze makeup

Now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, summer is officially in full swing – and that often means showing off your sun-kissed skin. While you may be protecting yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays with the help of sunscreen, that doesn't mean you can't have some bronze color. In fact, all-over bronze makeup is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to enhance your natural skin tone. 

Using all-over bronze makeup is easy. With the help of tools like tinted moisturizer, bronze powder and the right color cheek shimmer, you can have yourself appearing sun-kissed any time of year. This trend is perfect for summer, however, as you'll be looking like you just came from the beach without causing any damage to your skin. 

Once you've purchased the right bronzer and learn how to apply it like a pro, you'll be ready to give yourself a healthy glow. Try to pair this makeup with styles like a smokey eye and nude lip gloss, as the brown tones will work well together while still leaving your face looking summery and fresh. 

If you're concerned about your bronzed face matching the rest of your body, consider turning to self-tanners, which offer a safer way to give yourself glowing skin. 

Does nude makeup have to be boring?

       
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Does nude makeup have to be boring?

How many times have you looked at a celebrity with little makeup on and wished you could pull off the same appearance? Just because you aren't famous doesn't mean you can't sport this look – there's no better time to wear a limited amount of makeup than summer. Doing so will help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, even when it's 100 degrees outside.

That being said, you might need a few pointers right out of the gate if you've never tried to go bare before. InStyle magazine recommended starting by finding a nude lipstick you love, then rocking it whenever you get the chance – even after the sun goes down. Don't feel obligated to go bold if you don't want to – a neutral shade can bring out the best in your pout just as well as any red!

Women's Health magazine stated that going light around your eyes can also be a great way to cut back on the makeup without looking too boring. Simply opt for a lighter eyeliner color or just a bit of shimmery eyeshadow on your lids – that's it – to maintain a glamorous appearance.

3 ways to help your makeup beat the summer heat

       
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

3 ways to help your makeup beat the summer heat

If you love summer but you don't like the way it affects your appearance, you're not alone! Many women struggle to maintain their glamorous looks once the warm weather arrives. The heat can quickly cause everything from your mascara to your eyeshadow to run if you aren't prepared. Here are some tips for keeping your face together when you need to go outside.

1. Cut back on makeup
Allure magazine recommended keeping it simple with concealer or foundation to hide your flaws – nothing else. Don't feel obligated to pile on the makeup when it's humid outside. Doing so will make you feel uncomfortable, and it'll show on the surface of your skin.

2. Use a matte eyeshadow
The Huffington Post suggested using a matte eyeshadow to ensure that color stays on your lids, even when it's hotter than you can handle outside. Of course, don't forget to use primer to prevent running and creases!

3. Waterproof it
If possible, look for waterproof mascara and other smudge-proof makeup to wear during the summer. These cosmetics are specifically designed for long wear, meaning you won't have to concern yourself with whether your makeup is melting off of your face in the heat.

3 colors to add to your summer makeup collection

       
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

3 colors to add to your summer makeup collection

If you're trying to revamp your makeup collection in time for summer, you'll want to familiarize yourself with colors that are exploding in popularity in the world of cosmetics. After all, the same hues that were worn in winter aren't going to fly come summer! Here are some of the colors you need to incorporate into your makeup bag this season to ensure that you always look trendy and fabulous.

1. Orange
Hollywood Life reported on Rihanna's orange lip color, which was shocking as well as refreshing at a time when only red reigned supreme. Don't rule this citrus color out come summer!

2. Sage
If you're seeking a breath of fresh air, you might want to consider a soft sage, according to Refinery 29. This hue is perfect for everything from nail polish to eyeshadow if you're brave enough to wear it on your lids!

3. Hot pink
Summer is the perfect time to be bold, so go ahead and throw on that hot pink lipstick! Allure magazine states that this hue can work on anyone who wants to have a good time at the beach this season.

It’s time to adopt a Boho look for summer

       
Thursday, May 16th, 2013

It's time to adopt a Boho look in time for summer

As more celebrities begin to take advantage of summer makeup and hair products, we’re seeing an increase in Boho looks! It seems that more women are attempting to say, “I don’t care how my hair looks,” with their tresses as of late. One of these women is Ashley Benson, the star of the hit television show “Pretty Little Liars.”

Recently, the blonde bombshell was spotted at a concert with waves in her hair and something rather unusual – yarn! Glamour magazine reported on the celebrity sighting, claiming that yarn is going to be extremely popular this season. Ditch the headbands and opt for good old-fashioned string if you want to look chic in 2013!

Kate Hudson is another celebrity who’s adopting the Boho look just in time for summer. She was spotted at the Tribeca Film Festival with her hair down, full of waves that really showed the crowd that she couldn’t care less about her locks! She made it work, and you can too with a volume-infusing hair spray and a quick blow-dry with a round brush, according to Hollywood Life.

Key tips for staying safe under the sun in 2013

       
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Key tips for staying safe under the sun in 2013

With summer just around the corner, you’re likely stocking up on Exuviance skincare products and other cosmetics to ensure that you look your best once it’s time to hit the beach. However, you might also want to brush up on your summer makeup and skincare maintenance routines before the seasons change. After all, there are always new advancements being made in sun protection and products that can help you stay safe from ultraviolet rays.

First, Allure magazine recommends stocking up on sunscreen and applying it liberally each day, especially if you have a beach trip planned for the near future. This can help your skin build up a layer of protection against the sun when it comes time to lay on the sand and curl up with a romance novel.

Next, Discovery Health encourages you to know what you’re buying before just purchasing any suntan lotion at the store. Ideally, your moisturizer should protect against both UVA and UVB rays in addition to being SPF 15 or higher.

Finally, think about investing in makeup for the new season that includes sun protection. Many lines now incorporate ingredients that can keep skin safe from the harmful rays of the sun.

Three tips for looking fabulous on the beach

       
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Three tips for looking fabulous on the beachIf you're heading off to a warm, sunny destination for a winter vacation, you likely can't wait to lounge on the beach – but how will you maintain your beautiful looks under the beating sun? Believe it or not, you don't have to leave your foundation, lip gloss and eyeshadow at home just because you're going to be enduring warm weather. Here are some makeup tips for the beach.

1. Choose summery tones.
To avoid looking too dolled up on the white sands when you're supposed to be relaxing, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends going with peach- and pink-toned blush and eye makeup. Consider trying the Colorscience Pro Lip Polish Wand!

2. Keep your skin protected.
When selecting cosmetics for your trip, be sure to opt for makeup that includes SPF to fight off damaging ultraviolet rays while looking fabulous. These days, it's possible to find everything from concealer to moisturizer that protects your skin from the sun.

3. Don't go dark around your eyes.
Save the dramatic black eyeliner for your next night on the town and opt for a lighter shade while you catch some sunlight. Doing so can soften your look, making it more suitable for the beach.

How to make this summer’s neon makeup work for fall

       
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Still want to rock summer's neon makeup? No problem!Now that summer's almost over, you probably won't be rocking the same wild shades of orange, yellow, pink and green that were practically staples this past season. (But if you will be, more power to you!) If you want to transition your neon shades from summer to fall, you'll have to get a little creative with your layering skills. Here's how.

If you shamelessly wore hot pink lipstick over the summer, there's no need to retire it until next year. According to BellaSugar.com, you can use the same hue now if you layer a more subdued shade on top, like a mauve lipstick, perhaps.

As for eyeshadows and bright eyeliners, you can use the same ones you relied on during the summer if you pair them with darker shades of the same hue. For example, use an emerald green eyeshadow over a lime one, or brush a navy blue eyeshadow over your aqua eyeliner.

When it comes to nails, you can always get away with neon on your toes. But for fingers, try mixing your polishes with shades of gray to discover fun neutrals.

Hold on to summer while it lasts

       
Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Summer doesn't have to be over!Unfortunately, summer is just one of the four seasons, which means it's rapidly coming to an end and making way for harsher weather. However, you don't have to let go of your summer styles yet. In fact, you should be milking them for all they're worth and perhaps even introducing a couple of new hues into your makeup collection. Glamour magazine pointed out a citrus-inspired look spotted on the runways that would be just perfect.

To look fresh and summery, skip out on the heavy makeup. While it is getting colder and you're likely not going to have to worry about sweat-proofing your face, you should still capture the bare essentials look by going minimal. Use a light foundation and powder to keep your skin matte, then forgo eye makeup altogether, except for a bit of mascara.

Choose a bold, light pink color for your lips, like Joey New York – Collagen Boosting Lipsticks in Deep Heat – Deep Raspberry. You can add gloss on top if you want to shine things up, but otherwise a coat or two is all you need. Then, paint your nails a citrus orange like Pixi – Nail Polish in Red-Orange. It's the perfect salute to the summer season.