‘It’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart’, goes the saying, but in today’s world both beauty and a charming personality are indispensable. Your dress may be worth millions but if you don’t have the right makeup no one will care to give you a second look or even a fraction second’s look.
The last thing you want this summer’s is melting makeup! Super sticky lipstick or smudged eye makeup, ouch! Here are is a golden guide which might come to your rescue. You can now go ahead to create a hotter you as the temperatures go soaring up!
For starters summers are all about heat. Just as your wardrobe shifts to breezy skirts , cool T-shirts and lighter fabrics, makeup also needs to be toned down. Being simple is the key which is what does the trick!
Keep it light
Instead of a heavy foundation switch to a tinted moisturizer it works wonders. The heat dehydrates your skin and a moisturizer is the best way to keep it supple. Instead of a normal moisturizer choose a one with SPF 15 or greater.
Serves the purpose of sunscreen as well. In case of blemishes or spots you want to hide go for a primer. It’s the in thing this season. Better than the foundation, a primer hides the spots and is light on the skin allowing it to breathe. You can also use a tinted powder for a lighter tone. The airier look is sure to stay on compared to the cakey foundation on the steamy days. Any sunscreen should ideally be applied at least twenty minutes prior to stepping out.
Bronze is in
Summers are all about comfortable makeup. Even for your evening parties avoid heavy makeup. Use a bronzer instead, especially the powdered ones. They come in a variety of shades and are easier to apply. The idea is to keep the look natural so avoid applying the bronzer to the entire face a slight touch on the forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose can do the trick. As light falls on these parts the bronzer will make your face glow. Coupling it with a little shimmer on the hands and neck is perfect for that sexy evening look.
Summers are the time for all dark colours to take a break. Use a simple lip gloss instead. For those who want to do something fancy try a few bold colours instead of the usual pinks and browns. Accompany these with ample lip gloss and add glamour to your daily look. But don’t forget to do touch up for your lips at regular intervals. After all lip gloss fades very quickly.
For those regular days keep the eye makeup simple. Eyeliner with a light touch of eye shadow is more than enough. Avoid using eye cream instead use an eye primer it will smoothen the surface and allow the eye shadow to hold on longer. The party nights need a little more work. You can use bold eye shadow colours with eyeliner as a quick fix. Most of the bold colours go with a simple brown or black eye liner.
If you have a little more time at hand use mascara to get those long sexy eye lashes. If you think wearing sunglasses avoids the burden of eye makeup, think again. You would not want to be embarrassed if you take out those glasses even for a second. Even during the day time when you wear the dark glasses a little eyeliner will only add to your hotness quotient.
Make sure you wash your hair regularly. Summers can be quite taxing for the hair. Increase the frequency of hair wash. Make sure you use a good conditioner and enough of it after each wash. A simple blow dry after wash using the brush for a few curls is an easy way for that drab to fab look. For summers it is best advised to keep the hair simple. For the regular office days a simple high pony is best. Beat the heat and be sexy. If leaving your hair open ensure using a brush at regular intervals, sweat accumulation can be disastrous for your makeup.
Luxurious skin holiday
Even your skin is entitled to luxury at least on holidays. Instead of regular soap use foam with ample moisturizer for your bath. A simple message with almond oil and sea salt before bath rejuvenates the skin. If nothing is available even simple almond oils message, in circulatory motions works wonders for the skin. You need not go to a spa, just a simple message at home can bring back the glow.
A few general tips…
All the makeup you use must be waterproof even the sunscreen. There is nothing better than natural beauty. Make up will only help to enhance natural beauty. Using less of make up during summers allows the skin to be natural and breathe. Hydrate your skin at regular intervals , if not a moisturizer at least water, it’s available everywhere.
With the other make up being simple a few bold colours on the lips and eyes can make you look even hotter. Include a lot of water and fruits in your diet to avoid skin troubles. Finally nothing works better than sleep to preserve natural beauty but an overdose should strictly be avoided. A maximum of eight hours keeps you fresh and your skin glowing.
So girls what are you waiting for? This summer step out and step out in style. A little attention to your skin and you will end up looking hotter than the summer.