Summer beauty makeover tips sound easy, yet they are the key to your personal well-being and immaculate looks. The look is a bit bolder and more daring than in seasons past. It doesn’t require a whole arsenal of new products or techniques. But it does take a willingness to depart from your tried-and-true hot-weather makeup and hair regimens.
Try at least a couple of these new tweaks, courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown. You’ll be surprised how effortlessly modern they look and feel.
Skip the Lip Gloss this Summer
Instead, apply creamy color straight from the tube. Choose lipstick with a satin finish in bright sorbet colors like neon peach, raspberry, cotton-candy pink, lush melon.
“Satin formulas pack a lot of pigment,” says Tasha Reiko Brown, “but they’re a lot friendlier than matte lipsticks.”
Matte may be a favorite on the fashion runways, but because the formulation lacks shine, it can look severe and dry on small lips and too intense on full lips.
To improve the texture of your lips, you may want to use a natural lip scrub. You can make this Lips Sugar and Honey Scrub in your kitchen!
Put Down the Bronzer
A summer staple, bronzer is taking a vacation this year. In its place, a straight-from-the-orchard burst of fruity color.
When you are looking for a brilliant summer beauty makeover for skin, swap winter’s rosy hues for peach, berry and tangerine. To make sure these shades look fresh rather than clownish, apply the color right on the apple of your cheeks.
Choose a gel or cream blush instead of a powder, and look for a finish that doesn’t have any shimmer to it.
“You want the wash of color to melt right into your skin without any contouring or hard lines so it looks soft and natural,” says Ms. Brown.
Quit the Smoky eyes
Summer makeup looks shouldn’t be challenging to create in your home environment!
If you’ve never quite mastered those multi-step smoky eye tutorials, here’s good news. It’s out of fashion this season and is replaced by a foolproof wash of color from lash line to crease. Choose a melon, light gray, or citrusy lemon or lime hue. Apply with a fluffy eye shadow brush.
Lighten Up on Lashes in your Summer Makeup Looks
While there’s not an actual back-lash taking place, fringes are getting a little less showy this summer. The fact is that summer beauty makeover tips cannot bypass your lashes.
“If you do a really heavy lash with the colorful wash of shadow, you’re going to end up with a look that’s ‘80s rather than current,” says Tasha. “You want to keep your lashes clean and defined.” Just curl and apply two coats of your favorite mascara to your top lashes.
Embrace Your Hair’s Natural Texture
The flat iron is banned this summer, says Brown. Instead, the coolest look for those hot days is an off-the-face, pulled-back hairstyle that tames – but doesn’t totally subdue – your hair’s texture.
If you need the hair products to fight frizz and improve the growth, then check out Natural Hair Care Products with Seaweed and Algae!
Smooth your hair with a light styling cream that will hold it in place. Then, gather into a classic ballerina bun. Now, run your hands over your hair toward your face, freeing up the short pieces that don’t make it into the bun. Spritz with a shine spray for a polished finish. The end result: on-purpose texture instead of out-of-control frizz.
And do remember to use the hair care products that protect your precious locks from brutal UV sun radiation!
Shelley Levitt, managing editor of The Style Glossy, is a former West Coast editor of Self and senior writer at People.