Friday, June 29, 2012

Summerize Your Makeup

This summer is all about a "pop" of color.  Whether it"s your lips, eyes, cheeks or even your hair, you can pay tribute to the season by adding a bright splash of color to your makeup wardrobe!

They may be the windows to the soul, but sometimes our eyes need a little help getting noticed.  Sweep a neutral color all over your lid  and then outline your eyes with a bright blue, green, or purple. Sephora's Jumbo Liner 12Hr Wear Waterproof ($12) can be smudged as an all-over eye color or used just for outlining. Waterproof, heat-proof and humidity resistant they are the perfect  addition to your summer color collection.

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When it comes to summer lip color, lip stain is the name of the game! The newest formulas will last all day long and not make your lips feel like a dried prune. Corals look good on virtually all skin tones and are always a safe choice for summer. If your're feeling a bit more adventurous, pinks and fushias look great on olive and tanned or brown skin tones, while orange and orangy-browns work well on those who are more fair.  Red is always on and poppin' on any complexion.. One to try, Lancome Rouge In Love 6hour Long Wear Lipstick($25) in 381M Violette Coquette

That healthy glow of summer always starts with great skin. Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis to help ensure an even tan and to enhance the appearance of your summer makeup look. Two of my favorite things:
Exscrub Me? Beautisol Citrus Face Exfoliant($16).  This gentle yet effective exfoliant and cleanser is also paraben-free and will leave your skin feeling clean, fresh and moisturized.  

Clarisonic Mia Sonic skin Cleansing System($119) Cleans your skin 6 times better than just using your hands alone in only 60 seconds.  This one-speed wonder gently removes makeup, dirt and impurities that can get trapped deep inside the pores. Its gentle massaging action will leave your skin feeling softer and  smoother and looking fabulous! And it comes in a fun assortment of colors to boot!

Until next time. Stay beautiful!