This summer season, bolder is better, especially when it comes to colors. The most popular shades will be fuchsia, orange, and copper, with classic black eyeliners. But a little can go a long way so here are my tips for having a face that matches the fashion trends for spring and summer.
- Always prepare skin for make-up.
Irrigate your skin by drinking a lot of water and eating healthy. Next, exfoliate once a week, massaging your face with a circular movement to remove dead cells. Rinse with cold water to close pores, moisturize, daily, and apply a sun block with a minimum 25 SPF beneath the moisturizer if it doesn’t have sun block already.
2 Don’t over apply make-up.
It’s better to have fewer layers, especially in summer, to let skin breathe. Choose a creamy concealer (just one tone lighter than skin tone) and mix it with a moisturizer. Apply with a brush for a more even coverage. If you use a sponge applicator, use it once and discard. Top with mineral powder to set the make-up. It’s finer than regular powder so it doesn’t accentuate wrinkles.
3. Accentuate eyes with bold colors and eyeliner.
Cat eyes and bold colors are the trend for summer. Use blue and green eyeliners and brown and copper shades to create a smokey eye. Any color eye shadows are usable. To create a cat eye, the key products are cream eyeliner and an angle brush. For a perfect cat eye, go from the corner to the inside. Starting at the center of the eye may make the lines less even. Use dots to outline the shape you want if it helps. Accentuate with the angle brush. Finish with waterproof mascara.
4. Use pinks and bronzers for a natural look on the cheeks.
Apply blush only to the apples on the cheeks, not the entire face.
5. Pink and orange are best lipstick shades for summer.
If these shades seem too bright, use a lip gloss rather than a lipstick for a softer look.
Maria Bagnato is a professional make-up artist and spokesperson for Dove Clear Tone deodorant.