Summer is all about less—less clothing, less homework (hopefully), and less makeup. Who wants to put on a full face during the hottest time of the year, especially when you're probably going to sweat most of it off? If you think that less makeup means looking tired or undone, think again. We went to our favorite celeb makeup artists to get their foolproof summer makeup routine. We're talking a five-minute-or-less process that will leave you looking gorgeous and feeling good. No cakey foundation, no heavy smoky eyes, no dramatic contouring necessary. This summer's aesthetic is all about easy and on-the-go.
All of our celeb makeup gurus agree that the first step to a dewy, summery look is moisturizing. That doesn't mean a thick, heavy cream like you might slather on during the winter months. Instead, go for something light. "I prefer a water-based lotion for a veil of hydration during the summer," says makeup artist Sir John. "SPF is a must always, but especially in the summer. Remember to use the highest SPF around your lips and eyes. Skin is so thin in these spots—it's almost transparent." he adds. Protect-your-skin-tips from Beyoncé's makeup artist? We'll take them. We love L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50+—it goes on completely sheer and simultaneously cools skin.
If your skin is on the oily side, makeup artist Nick Barose advises skipping the moisturizing step. "As long as skin is not taut or dry, then just go straight to makeup," he suggests. After SPF, of course.
Forget Foundation (For Now)
Because summer is the time to shed layers, there's no need to coat skin with foundation every single day. "You want your skin to breath," says makeup artist Daniel Martin. "You can easily turn concealer into foundation by blending it with moisturizer. Then, spot treat where you need coverage," he explains. If you really do need full coverage, Martin advises trying a cream-to-powder foundation instead of the normal system of using a liquid foundation, then setting it with powder. This knocks out a step and feels much lighter. Our summer cover-up fix is Dior Diorskin Star Concealer.
Katy Perry's makeup man, Jake Bailey, recommends skipping powder shadows and blushes in the hot, hot, heat. "I prefer to work with creams and liquids for a lighter look," he explains. "I also like to shift the emphasis from eyeshadow to subtle eyeliner so that I can get a great eye definition that doesn't look like makeup," he adds. Our line leader is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil—it's budge-proof and comes in every color of the rainbow.
Summer is the perfect time for a bright, statement lip. And the only thing hotter than a statement lip is a matching colorful flush on your cheeks. "I love long wear lipsticks for summer," says Bailey. "Try Covergirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick, then use your fingertip to blend a little onto the apples of your cheeks for a warm glow, and you're out the door," he says.
The last steps in the five-minute summer face routine are the easiest. Makeup master Yadim's trick for luminous skin is seriously simple. "Highlight the high planes of your cheeks, above the brow bone, the inner corner of the eye, the cupid's bow and chin with Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded." Top off the look with a long-wearing mascara that will last you through even the sweatiest, most humid situations. Barose recommends Clinique Lash Power Mascara. Make sure you're fully stocked with blotting papers for unavoidable summer shine and your look is complete. Looking cool while being hot has never been easier.
- ^ L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 50+ (www.drugstore.com)
- ^ Dior Diorskin Star Concealer (www.dior.com)
- ^ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil (www.urbandecay.com)
- ^ Covergirl Outlast Longwear Lipstick (www.walgreens.com)
- ^ Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded (www.target.com)
- ^ Clinique Lash Power Mascara (www.clinique.com)
- ^ How to Not Sweat Off All Your Makeup This Summer (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ 8 Expert-Approved Waterproof Mascaras That Won't Budge in the Summer Heat (www.teenvogue.com)
- ^ 24 Summer Hairstyle Ideas You Need to Try Now (www.teenvogue.com)
Source : http://www.teenvogue.com/beauty/2015-06/easy-summer-makeup-look
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