As the weather gets uncomfortably hot outside, getting dressed gets a little tricky. The same goes for putting on make-up. Just like heavyweight clothing makes the summer heat unbearable, so does heavy make-up. Here’s my summer make-up routine to give you a glimpse into how I keep cool in the summer sun.
Be sure to wash your face before you begin putting on make-up to wash away any oils that may have built up during sleep. If you have dry skin, which I often do, a light moisturizer is a great primer.
STEP 1: FOUNDATION
In the summer, I prefer powder over liquid since it’s lighter weight and doesn’t clog the pores, which thanks to the summer weather, sweat and oil already have covered.
Use a large brush to sweep powder all over your face. Use smaller brushes to spot treat problem areas like blemishes and dark circles.
STEP 2: EYES
Liquid liner is a little tricky, so change it out for a pencil if you haven’t yet mastered the art of lining.
In either case, pull the skin tight around your eye to make drawing a little smoother. Stay as close to the lash line as possible.
When I use a pencil, I like to smudge the line a little bit instead of wearing eyeshadow.
Finish with a lash lengthening mascara – this way you don’t need a lash curler. Less steps is always good in my book.
STEP 3: CHEEKS
I never feel complete until my face has a little bit of color, which leads me to over doing the bronzer or blush. Cream blush is a great remedy as you can start off with a little and layer, until you get the right color.
Use your finger to apply the cream blush to the pillows of your cheeks. It helps me if I smile while applying, even if it means I look like a weirdo.
Start from the pillows and work your way back.
When using bronzer, do the opposite – work from the temples of your face and brush downward toward the pillows of your cheeks.
This is definitely my routine of choice for summer, daytime and lazy days!