With beach parties and evening soirees to attend, summer is the perfect time to experiment with a lighter look. This guide to simple summer makeup starts with radiant skin and ends with gorgeous glossy lips. Read on to find tips for achieving a fresh summer look, and then share your favorite beauty products for looking great while you beat the heat.
Foundation and concealer
The first step to creating a fabulous face is finding the right foundation and concealer. Once you have that mastered, it doesn’t take much to achieve your perfect look. For summer I like to keep things natural with a sheer coverage foundation like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It gives you a glowing complexion with the added benefit of SPF built right in. Next, brighten things up by blending a bit of concealer under your eyes and directly below your brow bone. A stick concealer or pencil like Laura Geller Caulk is nice for the convenience of easy application.
Sweep a light-to-medium shadow over the entire lid for a subtle wash of color, and then highlight under the brow bone and at the inside corner of your eye with a light shimmering shade. Finish by lining along the upper lash line. I recently tried the Lancôme 5 Shadow & Liner Palette and think it’s perfect for this type of eye look. It has everything you need and instructions for getting a look that’s beautiful for day or night.
For an irresistibly feminine finish fill your lips with a soft pink shade that matches your natural lip color. I’ve always been a gloss girl, but now that I’ve tried Dior Addict Lipstick I’m hooked. It gives you the color of a lipstick with the beautiful shine of a gloss.