First thing first, ladies. We must take care of our skin! Your face is a priceless work of art and you should take drastic steps to ensure that it is in the best shape possible. That starts with cleaning it thoroughly each night and morning. You want to get rid of all the grime and muck!
Along those lines you will want to moisturize well too. This will help it stay lively looking. And many moisturizers out there have some sun block as well.
This brings up the issue of sun damage. The rays from the big orange ball can be damaging. And the more damage you have on your face, the more makeup you will need to cover that up. I am a firm believer in going as natural as possible, so it is extremely important to protect your face from those harmful rays. Then you want have to use a cover up along with your foundation makeup.
Be a Minimalist
You will hear me say over and over that less is more. I think this is especially true in the summer months. If you are active and stay outdoors a lot you will get some sun. This natural tan shouldn't be covered up but accentuated.
Your foundation should be used simply to even out. Don’t overdo it! Also, it will be warmer and if you cake on the makeup, it will feel unnatural. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable in your own skin.
Highlight Your Best Feature
What do you get complimented on the most? Is it your eyes? Or perhaps it is your lips? Some of us have strong cheek bones. This will always be a recurring theme with me because you should always put your best foot forward. Your makeup strategy, no matter what time of year, should be geared towards that end.
Just like most Orange County makeup artists, I may experiment a little, but I try to never get too far away from what works. You can lose focus and take away from what is the best possible you. Don’t be afraid of who you are or even being repetitive. Just be your best!
So with summer coming fast, these are just some simple thoughts. It is a fun time of year and that fun should include your makeup ideas!