Question: I hate wearing a lot of makeup on warm days – how can I simplify my makeup routine?
Answer: As we come out of what felt like an eternity of winter hibernation, many of us are looking for simpler alternatives to our makeup routines. You don’t need a truck load of makeup to achieve a flawless look, after all—and now is as good a time as ever to celebrate your natural beauty! Finding multitasking, long lasting products can revolutionize your beauty routine and save you huge amounts of time. So for those of you looking to enjoy as much sunshine as possible, here are some tips for achieving a beautiful, put-together spring and summer face:
Putting minimal product on your skin is a must for warmer weather, so finding a good double duty concealer is top priority. Apply a high coverage, creamy concealer to your face that will hide your dark circles, blemishes, and any signs of fatigue, and gently blend with your fingers (your hands will warm up the product). We like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (nordstrom.com)—this highly pigmented, creamy concealer will brighten the eye area and cover those nasty blemishes. If you’re more of a foundation lover, try a tinted moisturizer, BB, or CC cream. These truly multitasking products will moisturize and even out your complexion; some even have added skincare and color-correcting benefits! We recommend Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint (nordstrom.com) which will cover imperfections while also keeping your skin matte, even throughout the toastiest of summer nights.
For those who want to go even lighter, definitely vouch for a mineral foundation. There are plenty of options on the market at the moment and many of them are packed with natural ingredients. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation is a great paraben and phthalate-free powder foundation that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.
In hot weather, it’s all about natural and dewy skin. That’s why we always reach for a good cream blush that doubles as a lip color. Try Stila’s Convertible Color Blush in Gerbera (ulta.com) for a rosy peach shade that’s natural and oh-so flattering. For a more wallet-friendly option, try NYX’s stick blushes for easy-to-blend, pigmented cheek color. With a cream blush in hand, you can easily achieve that #iwokeuplikethis glow that everyone wants.
For the eyes, put in minimal effort and get maximum results that last. How? Break out the bronze colored eyeshadow and blend all over your eyelid and into the crease. Suddenly, you’ll have a multi-faceted eye look that will look as though it took hours. Add a little mascara and you’ll be out the door in no time!
This time of year, it’s always lovely to do a little makeup spring cleaning. With a few of these tips in mind and some great multitasking products, you can streamline your beauty routine so that you’ll be looking cute and fresh all spring and summer.