Saturday, May 23, 2015

How to Look Cool as the Weather Heats Up

As summer kicks into high gear, looking fresh as the temperature sores can be a challenge. Helping you to stay gorgeous from day to night is Global Makeup Artist and Co-Founder of sonic makeup application device Color Me, Eric Jimenez.

Here, he shares his top tips:

Cover Up: We all know that it is critical to protect yourself from sun damage as the weather warms up. Look for a foundation that also contains an SPF to ensure that you’re getting coverage even if you forget the sunscreen. Be sure to also seek shade when outdoors, or top your mop with a stylish hat to provide additional protection.

Fresh Formulations: Unlike winter, which calls for a heavier product, summer weather demands light as air coverage. Foundations can be switched out for BB or CC creams or a mineral powder for those who need less coverage. Apply with your Color Me sonic makeup application device to buff onto the skin for staying power and to ensure the look does not slip, slide or crease for the eight hours of your day!

Act Natural: The warm weather months are the perfect time to play with a natural and sun-kissed look. Keep your brows tidy, and dust your lids with a touch of shimmer highlighter, or a bronze or copper shadow to create the illusion of a bronzed goddess. The same hues can be used on cheeks for contouring – nobody will know you didn’t just spend hours on the beach! Top with a waterproof mascara and a light gloss on your lips.

And Turn Up the Volume: For a nighttime look that really pops, summer is the optimal time to experiment! One of my favorite looks from the runways was the bright liner. Prep your lids with foundation to eliminate any discoloration and sweep with a light wash of shimmering beige, taupe, coffee or bronze. Then, swap your black or brown liner for an electric green, purple or blue shade and wiggle along the lashline making it a tad thicker than usual for drama. Curl the lashes, apply mascara and a glossy lip and get ready to turn heads all night long.

Heat and humidity have met their match – these looks have staying power and will ensure you look gorgeous even in the height of summer.

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