May 27, 2013
Summer nights are meant to be exciting, fun and spontaneous, which means our makeup looks should be, too. Heat, humidity and warm breezes may feel great after a cold winter, but our typical makeup routine may not stand up to these steamy weather conditions. However, shaking up your routine doesn't have to be a drag. There are easy ways to prepare for a hot date in July - all you need is some bronzer, smoldering eye makeup, bright lip gloss and a few minutes of prep time to look hot and summer ready in no time!
This is one eye look that seems to never go out of style - the smokey eye is seen on the runway year after year, and can take on a dozen different looks, with metallic, neon, pastel or natural tones. You might want to freshen up your collection of makeup products and try something different from your typical black, charcoal and gray palette and opt for a bright, refreshing summer shade, like shimmery gold or blue. By using deeper shades in the crease of your eye and the highlighters under your brow bone and in the corners of your eyes, you'll achieve glowing, vibrant peepers that truly are the windows to the soul.
Naturally sun-kissed skin is one of the best parts of summer, but what about those first few weeks when you're waiting for that added glow to your face? That's when you reach for one of your most tried-and-true beauty products: your bronzing blush powder. California Sun Glow is one of the greatest loose powders that blends into your skin tone, creating a warm brightness that looks like you just spent a few hours hiking outdoors or enjoying the sunshine at a local park. Summer makes natural beauty a breeze, especially when all you have to do is sweep on a little bronzing blush before skipping out the door to make it to your dinner date with minutes to spare.
Playful, glossy lips should be another go-to staple in your summer makeup routine. Vibrant colors like hot pink or red can also add some excitement to your look, and it's the perfect addition to your glowing warm weather skin. Typically, applying a red lip means that the rest of your makeup can be subtle, but if you're going with the killer threesome - sultry eyes, glowing skin and bright lips - opt for a candy pink shade and apply the Bliss Fabulips Treatment Kit beforehand. This TLC session is like bringing the spa home, and gives you the perfectly plump pout you've always dreamed of.
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