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The Top 8 Summer Makeup Tips

10 Jun 14 - 01:09

When it comes to summer beauty products, sunscreen is the only thing you should be laying on thick. Here are the best tips from makeup artists on how to lighten up but still look put-together.

barely there makeup


Whether you're going to the beach or just feel like embracing the carefree summer vibe, skip base entirely and stick to concealer. "Covering up shadows, spots, or blemishes with just concealer means you won't have to worry about blotting away your makeup along with shine," says makeup artist Emily Kate Warren. Dab on a slightly tacky stick concealer, like Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, with your fingers—the denser formula will stay put longer than a liquid.

lancome renergie ecalat multi-lift


Not comfortable going entirely nude? Makeup artist Ricky Wilson suggests swapping foundation for tinted moisturizers that "even out the skin tone, add radiance, and don't feel heavy in the heat." For a sheer glow, look for an illuminating formula, such as Lancôme Rénergie Éclat Multi-Lift.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 01


Makeup artist Kathy Jeung recommends applying a bronzer with a slight shimmer and peach or pink undertones, like Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 01, over the apples of your cheeks, across the bridge of your nose, and on your temples to mimic where the sun naturally hits your face.

nars copacabana illuminator


To keep minimal summer makeup glowing, makeup artist Tom Pecheux adds light-catching highlights. Blend a touch of liquid highlighter, such as Nars Copacabana Illuminator, on the tops of the cheekbones and brow bones and down the bridge of the nose. "That takes a little practice—don't go all the way to the tip of the nose, or it will look oily," he says.

mac satin lipstick in myth


Warren points out that easy-to-blend satin-finish lipstick is just as resilient as cream blush. "They're put to the test on your lips—from drinking to wiping your mouth—so if the lipstick stays on through all that, it's bound to tint your cheeks all day long as well," she says. We like M.A.C. Satin Lipstick in Myth.

mascara smudge


Water-resistant mascaras like CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara are the easiest way to avoid dreaded raccoon eyes. But if you find long-wearing formulas irritating, Allure beauty director Patricia Tortolani has a simple trick: "I sweep a clear mascara over my regular black one on my top lashes to seal the color, and use only clear on my bottom lashes. It's a tip I learned when I told a makeup artist that waterproof mascaras irritate my eyes."

shimmering cream


It's time to lighten up. Really. Smudge deep copper eye shadow all over your lids for a summery take on smoky eyes, says makeup artist Troy Surratt. Or use shimmery golden pink for a softer look: "You'll add light to the eyes," he says. Pick a long-wearing cream-to-powder eye shadow in a glimmering shade, like Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Cream Eye Color in WT 901, to brighten and define your eyes.

bright lip stain


Bright stains and tinted balms, such as Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15, offer a healthy hint of color for summer. But if you desire that "I just ate a popsicle" look, tap on a bright, deeply pigmented lipstick with your finger, blot, then repeat until you reach your desired intensity, says makeup artist Dotti.

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