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Simple Summer Makeup: 5 Tips to Look Great All Summer

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Summer Makeup TipsSummertime is vacation time – so why not give your skin a break from your usual makeup routine? These tips will not only save you time, but will help you defy the heat and keep a fresh face all day long.

Swap out foundation for tinted moisturizer with sunscreen: Most of us spend more time outdoors in the summer, which makes sun protection all the more important. Traditional foundations may be too heavy on the skin this time of year, so try a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Many cosmetics companies offer BB and CC creams with SPF, which offer light hydration for parched summer skin.

Glow with bronzer: Since you’re protecting your skin from the dangers of a real tan, fake a summer glow with bronzer. Lightly apply bronzer with a large brush to areas that the sun would kiss naturally, like the cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin.

Try blotting papers: There’s a difference between a summer glow and a summer oil slick. If your face tends to get greasy in the heat, blotting papers are a summer beauty essential. Simply press papers gently against skin to absorb excess shine.

Swipe on tinted lip balm or gloss: Tinted lip balms and glosses offer a lighter, more casual look for summer. Bonus if yours also contains SPF to protect vulnerable lips from skin cancer.

Switch to waterproof mascara: If you sport the raccoon look all too often when it’s sweltering outside, check to see if your favorite mascara is offered in a waterproof formula.

Even with light makeup, it’s still important to keep up with your cleansing routine. Actifirm cleansers are highly effective at removing cosmetics, so you can save time and skip greasy makeup removers, all without stripping skin’s natural oils. An easy makeup routine can make summer beauty a snap!

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