Summer Makeup Tips

The heat of summer is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I want to wear less makeup.  It’s no fun sweating off foundation or mascara, and sometimes it feels so heavy– so wintry– anyway.  However, I still like to have some makeup on (plus, summer colors are so fun).  Here are some makeup tips to help you through the heat of the summer.

Summer Makeup Tips by MWS Pro Beauty

Summer Makeup Tips: Lighten Up

This is the time of year to switch from your heavier, full-coverage foundations to tinted moisturizers or lighter formulations.  Great choices include:

  • Kevyn Aucoin’s Tinted Balm, which has an SPF of 20 and is also oil-free, and comes in colors ranging from fair to caramel
  • Ellis Faas Skin Veil (in both bottle and pen, for on-the-go touchups) ranges from fair to dark and blends flawlessly with the skin
  • Just need some spots covered?  Try Veil Complexion Fix for Face and Eyes, a lightweight concealer that lets your skin shine through.  It’s available in colors from Porcelain to Tan.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm by MWS Pro Beauty     Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen by MWS Pro Beauty    Veil Complexion Fix For Face & Eyes by MWS Pro Beauty


Summer Makeup Tips: Add Some Glow

Bronzer is in — not just for contouring, but for an overall glow.  Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Veil comes in two colors so you can be sure that your bronzer is the right shade for your skin tone.  Roxanne Rizzo’s Bronze Glow self-tanner is a cult favorite, good for both face and body (and nicely complemented by her powder bronzers).  Julie Hewett’s Ora bronzers add a beautiful bronze glow, too.  You’ll need the right brush — try Esum Face’s large X-57 brush, which is great for adding a little glow to face, shoulders and décolletage.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil by MWS Pro Beauty  Roxanne Rizzo NY Self-Tanning Mist-Bronze Glow by MWS Pro Beauty  Julie Hewett Ora Bronzers by MWS Pro Beauty

Summer Makeup Tips: Wear For the Long Run

Melting makeup isn’t cool — so make sure yours is melt resistent by choosing formulations that are long-wearing.  Blinc mascara, which comes in volumizing and regular formula as well as in several colors, covers your lashes in tiny tubes instead of in pigments.  If you sweat or cry, you don’t lose your color — but it comes off easily with warm water and a little pressure.  I like the Amplify, which is more traditional in application (I like big, booming lashes!).

Blinc Amplified Mascara (Volumizing) by MWS Pro Beauty

Makeup setting spray also helps keep your makeup in place.  Japonesque setting spray is weightless and lends a slightly dewy finish; if you like a more matte look, try Skin Illustrator HD.

Japonesque Makeup Setting Spray by MWS Pro Beauty   Skin Illustrator HD Matting Spray by MWS Pro Beauty

Don’t forget to make things easier on yourself too — combo products like LuMesh Lip/Cheek Stick allows you to add colors to your cheek and lips with one product (with a mirror!).  It’s a lighter effect than blush, lipstick or even lip gloss and lasts and lasts.

LuMesh Lip/Cheek Stick by MWS Pro Beauty

What are your summer makeup tips? Let us know — and grab all of your essentials at Manhattan Pro Beauty.