Ok so it’s been a fun fun summertime but its coming to and end and with that said I’m happy to be back just in time for the fall/winter time! While summer is a very light & natural makeup season, the fall is where bold & strong colors are allowed and you get to experiment with colors like purples/plums, grays, blues, greens & blacks like in this new collection from M.A.C. “Venomous Villains” inspired by some of the Disney “Evil” Villains to express the inner villain in everyone of us ;) …. it’s okay to be a little evil. = )
For this collection they used same color references from the Disney original villains characters. Check it out!
Apply some Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) on lips, use a toothbrush to exfoliate lips until dry skin is scrubbed off and rinse with warm water. I use it every night before I go to bed. Apply on your lips everynight and wake up to soft kissable lips.
(Protect your lips when you go under the sun... use a chapstick with SPF.)
Summer is a time to refresh your makeup to a cleaner softer lighter look!
Us Miami girls now that it can get really hot and humid in summer time and the makeup can get a little messy... Try a few tips and trends I'm going to be sharing with all of those girls that want to look great during the summer.
First of all your skin should always look hydrated, so a great moisturizer is key. Skip the thick liquid or cream foundation and switch to a tinted moisturizer or after your moisturizer try a mineral powder foundation... These sheer formulas look and feel light on your skin and are less likely to turn cakey or messy on steamy days. For summer, foundation should be sheer to give you a nice coverage but also that light and fresh look.
If you cant live without concealer (like me) try the "moisture cover" from M.A.C.
Also, ilumination is a hot trend for the summer. create a highlight on your cheekbones with a shimmery bronzer, powder or cream. Also, you can highlight under your brow and inner corner of the eyes with a light shimmery eye shadow.
For blush use one that is sheer and contains a bit of shimmer. Pastel colors are a hit. Try a soft rose, peach, light coral.
For lips , nudes and pastels are big for spring ...For summer try bright lips! like bright orange, hot pinks and corals. A very simple trend for this summer is a neutral eye with a pop of color on your lips, Don't be afraid to try bright lips, but if you do, always go light on your eyes ;)
Also something I absolutely love is a lip stain... perfect for the day, beach, pool. Try Benetint from Benefit I love it! and you can also use it as a blush, giving you natural rosy cheeks!
Many of these formulas also contain antioxidants that prevent damage from the sun's rays and also protect the rest of your body from aging and disease.
SPF moisturizers not only protect your skin from the sun they also protect you from air pollution and other harmful environmental elements.
You'll have smoother, younger looking skin when you use a moisturizer with SPF.
My recommendation if you spend most of your day outdoors you should use a moisturizer with SPF 35 to 80.
If you don't spend a lot of time outdoors use a moisturizer with SPF 15 to 35.
Here are some of my personal recommendations, Ive used all of these and love them all... remember you don't need to spend a lot of money, these range from $10 to $30.
Spring is all about the pastels and peach lips ! It’s different from the usual pinks and reds to make you stand out but not too bold that you look like a clown or Lady Gaga in the office ! lol (don’t get me wrong - I love Lady Gaga - but hers is a look especially for stage.
Here are some looks....
This is a very dramatic Spring look, this green looks beautiful in any skin color, try "Shimmermoss" from MAC one of my favorites! line with black liner and nude lips..
Heres a look that not a lot of people can pull off, but Christina can! of course! she has some pastels blue, pink and white, kind of like an easter egg look lol If you go for this look make sure you dont put too much or try 2 colors first ;)