Makeup Trends and means for Summer

Skip the foundation, if possible, and opt for a tinted moisturizer. If foundation is necessary, limit application to the center of the face, steering clear of the hairline.
Dry hair frizz a lot as humidity increases and make curly hair unmanageable. Rich deep conditioning of your hair will help to tame your hair and don’t forget to protect them from sun, sand and wind by wearing a trendy summer hat or a baseball cap. Wax and texturizers also help to tame frizzy hair.
Eye shadow is another one of my loves and the best colors for summer are warm shades. A touch of bronze or coral seems to work well for just a touch of “polish” to the lids.
When the warm weather hits you might find that foundation and powder feels too heavy on your skin. For a fresher, lighter look switch to a tinted moisturiser, apply with a damp sponge and you’ll be sure to get an even look. A little concealer dabbed under the eye will give added radiance.
Think appetizing skin: opt for a dusting of translucent powder in light caramel and sheer summer fruit tones (peach, apricot, banana…). For evening, remember: tanned skin still shines (just look at any photograph)!
Degrease oily hair with witch hazel when if there is no time to do shampoo. Apply to roots with a cotton ball. To help reduce dandruff, add 30 plain aspirin to a full bottle of regular shampoo. Apply and rinse as normal.
Go for the nude natural look for the lips. Even for evening parties, it is preferable to use loose shimmer powder on arms and neck and a soft gloss on lips.
Add a little mascara and a summer lipcolor like a coral or pink lipgloss. Don’t forget to add a little color to your cheeks.
A little tiny bit of shimmer never did anyone no harm though, which is why we’re also loving the True Bronze Shimmering Tones Bronzing Powder. Just don’t team it with shimmering eyeshadow, lipgloss and blush.
Eye liner also smudges easily, and it can look severe in the hotter months, so your best bet is to skip it. But if you feel it’s a necessity, use dark powder eye shadow and a slanted eye liner brush, like the m.a.c. Small Angle Brush ($18), to softly define your lash lines. Because it’s powder, eye shadow is less likely than a waxy pencil or liquid liner to smudge.
A healthy skin is a reflection of a healthy body, if you are cramming your system with junk food and aerated drinks, then sooner or later your skin is going to show the results. Your skin will become blotchy and will be pimple prone.
Most liquid foundations contain alcohol, which can tend to cause irritation and blemishes, and is just not good to put on your skin, period. Look for the word “isopropyl,” then put the bottle back on the shelf.
I really like a tinted moisturizer type foundation w/spf for summer. It is enough to moisturize your skin, even it out, stay put, and give a nice finish w/some sun protection. You can apply it w/ a damp sponge, your fingers, or a foundation brush.
Do the age gracefully. One should avoid everything that has the fragrance or lotions of coconut oil and orange. The reason is that these perfumes contain a substance called psoralen that is known to speed up the aging process.