Summer is all about lightening your beauty routine— such as ditching your foundation and blush in favor of a swipe of bronzer and letting your hair succumb to their natural waves. The flip side to warm weather’s unbuttoned ease is its ability to make your whole look melt. If you are looking for a simplified summer beauty routine considering trying some of the following tips:
Using a product that multitasks, like a tinted moisturizer with SPF, turns three steps into one. Choose one that is a little bit darker than your skin tone. It adds a warmer glow to your skin immediately while protecting you from the suns harsh rays. Plus, you can apply it with your fingers the way you would your moisturizer — much easier than foundation.
Cheeks and Eyes
Use the same product on multiple areas instead of individual blushes and eyeshadows. Choose something that has a bronzy tone to it but stay away from anything peachy. Our pick is Nars the Multiple Bronzer, $39. Finish the look with a waterproof (aka sweat proof) mascara that will add volume to your luscious lashes. Try MAC’s Haute & Naughty Waterproof Lash, $23.
A tinted gloss is a girl’s best friend during the summer. Loaded with mango and shea butters, our favorite tint is not-sheer but not-opaque which means it delivers the right amount of soft, subtle color to your pout. Clinique Chubby Stick, $17.
As a future bride, you deserve to have everything perfect and go exactly how you want it to go! Our stylist, Amanda, has a great suggestion to help relieve future brides when it comes to their hair and makeup. Having a makeup trial is a great way to make sure you get your makeup the exact way you want it for your wedding. Amanda also suggests, after your trial spend some time in different types of light such as late morning, afternoon and evening. Take pictures of your makeup in the different lighting and you’ll be able to see how your wedding makeup will look throughout your wedding night!
While having a fair complexion is en vouge right now, sometimes you just want to add a slightly bronzed tint to your makeup routine. Babydoll Weddings owner and stylist Sabrina explains to us which colors work best of our fair tones without looking overdone.
For super fair clients who still want a contour, or a bronze look, use more of a brick colored blush to do this. The color should have brown and burgundy hues to give the face depth, but not too brown that it streaks the face. The burgundy undertone will add life to the skin while allowing you to build the contour without leaving your client unblended. My favorite product to do this with is Dallas by Benefit.
Let us know if you have any additional bronzer tricks for an alabaster complexion.