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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


The summer ending with heat waves still couple of weeks to go, till then taking care of skin in not only important but becomes necessary. Damaged by this heat may take longer time to heal so be aware summer is still on. Read on to know the makeup tips, which you need to keep in mind to beat the heat and look fresh and beautiful all summer long. You will find a lot of tips on how to pick summer make up.

Tips To Choose Makeup For Summer

Light Shades For Eye Shadows

The lighter shades you go for the summer make up, the fresher and brighter you will look. So, ditch your darker shades this season and go for baby pink, aqua blue, peach, sliver, and oranges for eye shadows. First use a pressed powder on the eyes and then give a quick sweep of the shadow, to give light to your eyes.

TIP - You must use eyeshadow very carefully. Choose neutral colours such as peach, light pink, light brown or something that matches your skin tone. This highlights the eyes in a way that you won’t know! Apply in circular motions so that it gets evenly spread. To add a dash of colour, you could shine up the crease of the eyes with a colour of your choice but nothing too contrasting.

Make Up With Sun Protection

It is a must for summer. Whatever make up you choose, the base should always contain sun block or sunscreen. Go for a broad spectrum SPF 30 or anything, which your dermatologist suggests. Apply it thirty minutes before you go out in the sun. Drinking lots of water and keeping yourself hydrated will keep you cool in summer.

Mascara & Eye Liner

Sweat can spoil your looks completely in summers and its most direct effect will be on your mascara and liner. So, go for waterproof ones. You can even toss the mascara to your closet, if you have naturally long eyelashes. In case you want to use it, one coat would be enough, as spidery lashes are just so passé.

TIP - Apply single coats of mascara to give that extra sleek finish to your eyes. Overdoing your lashes will make you look too plastic. But, it is still important for you to wear mascara as your eyes will pop immediately! Curling you lashing once isn’t such a bad idea either.

Smart Foundation & Tinted Moisturizer

The best bet would be to chuck the foundation altogether. However, if you have blemishes on your skin, go for a waterproof concealer instead. You can also opt for loose powder. The best alternative will be a tinted moisturizer. Apply a tinted moisturizer to your slightly damp face and tone it all over, with your fingers. After the moisturizer has been absorbed in your skin, take a little loose powder and dust it on your face, with a powder brush.

Lip Care

Heavy lipsticks are not for summers. Use lip balm and lip gloss for your lips instead. You can also use a light lip liner and fill it with lip balm, to give your lips a simple yet sexy look. Go for rosy pink and other light shades of pink for your lips. However, if you want to go all out and bold, then a dark red lipstick with a nude eye makeup will do for a night party. Stick to the gloss for day parties.

Less Is More

Nothing is worse than going out with tons of makeup, on a summer day. You may know how to apply makeup, but for summers, you need to go subtle and simple. Short hairstyle is the best option for smart, sensible, and chic look. However if you don’t want to part with your tresses, keep them tied for summers. Go for light fabric like cotton, in soothing colors.

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