Is your hairstyle perfect for summer but you're missing that glowing summer makeup? Part of truly enjoying the summer time is finding and applying the right summer makeup that works fantastic for all skin tones. The great news is that it's possible to get that healthy glow for any skin tone without heavy contouring or feeling like you have to load on your makeup products.
Before applying makeup during the summer moisturizer not only keeps your skin hydrated, but it also offers a base for your makeup to cling to. Choose a moisturizer that has SPF in it for added sun protection, especially if you're headed to a lake, ocean, or plan on sitting outside for a long period of time. Spot reducing moisturizer is another feature you should look for when you're picking out moisturizer; it helps reduce spots that develop from being outside in the sun for long periods of time. Some great companies that offer protective moisturizer include Clinique and Kiehl's, for example.
Gently Spot on Foundation
The key to finding the right foundation is by using a shade that will disappear into your skin. One you find a shade that's perfect for your skin tone use a sponge and gently dab on the foundation on to your t-zone. Next blend outward, but mainly keep it on your nose and chin. Keep it natural and try not to apply complete foundation coverage to your forehead and cheeks. You can also use concealer around your eyes if you have circles that you'd like to conceal. Remember to be gentle to your eyes because the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive skin on your face.
Find a Blush that Matches Your Cheek Color
Just like your goal is to keep it natural with foundation, you can do the same with your cheeks. Find a blush that matches the color of your cheeks when you exercise and then apply it gently to the apples of your cheeks for a natural looking hue. For shimmery and glowing cheeks look for a blush that has a slight shimmer in it. Bare Minerals has several loose and shimmery powders that you can use both as eye shadow or blush during the summer.
Set Your Makeup with a Sheer Powder
You're almost done! To complete your summer radiant look, gently dust on a sheer powder with a large bronzer brush. If your complexion is light look for a pale-yellow powder otherwise a sheer powder may appear pasty. The idea is to keep your makeup light and natural, so if sheer powder doesn't work for you, another idea is to use loose mineral powder for a healthy summer glow. What's more, creme to powder makeup is another natural alternative and may work fabulously with your skin tone.
Summer is a time to shine and be yourself, and keeping it real and natural with your makeup is no exception. Keep your face protected from the sun and use summer makeup that you adore for a glowing complexion. Good thing many companies offer makeup suitable for all skin tones because now it's possible to have a sweet summer complexion to go with your perfect hairstyles!