When it comes to your makeup routine you probably like to change things up at different times of the year. If you don’t, you may want to reconsider. In the winter, you’ll want more makeup on and darker colors than what you will in the summer. In the winter a heavier concealer will help protect your skin from the chill winds and cold air.
In the summer, you want to have lighter concealer since you’re going to sweat off the thicker stuff. There are some other cosmetics tips you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to summer time as well. Hopefully, these will help you enjoy summer while still looking like you stepped off the cover of a magazine.
Go Lighter On Foundation
Again, as mentioned above, a lighter foundation is key to summer skin. In fact, you may even want to consider skipping the foundation altogether and use a bronzing sunscreen instead. This way your face is protected right at the base and then you can top it off with your favorite pale summer colors of blush and eyeshadow.
Pick Summer Colors
When it comes to your eyeshadow and mascara you want to go for light summery colors instead of the dark and smoky colors you work in fall and winter. Instead of brown, try peach. Instead of mauve, try a lighter pink.
Another good swap out for your blush is a bronzer. Find something that isn’t too radical when compared to your natural skin tone though.
Skip The Black Eyeliner
If you’re a dedicated black eyeliner wearer, now is the perfect time to try something new. Instead of doing the obvious gray or brown, try a blue eyeliner, or green if you have green or hazel eyes. It will brighten up the look of the rest of your eye makeup. You can have some extra fun with your eyes by matching your mascara as well.
Let A Little Sheen Shine Through
In the summer you don’t need to be as concerned about covering your shininess, it’s kind of expected when it’s hot out. Skip the matte lipstick and all that jazz. Go for shiny and glossy. Embrace that summer heat and have some fun.
Bronze Instead Of Tan
Tanning is bad for your skin. Too much tanning will prematurely age your skin. You also risk developing skin cancer whether you’re tanning in a tanning bed or outdoors. Always wear sunscreen to protect yourself. If you want a little bit of a sun-kissed look, try a bronzer. You don’t have to only use it on your face!
Summer makeup is going to fade, melt, and get washed away when you’re in the pool or at the beach, so don’t fret too much over it. Get comfortable in your own skin, otherwise, you’ll be toting your makeup bag with your everywhere you go this summer.