Sunny days and warm nights call for a more natural glow, but many can’t (or don’t want to) go completely sans makeup. Fear not: There are a bevvy of tricks that you can employ to create a made-up face without suffering from makeup meltdown. Here, we offer some tools of the trade to keep clients radiant all summer long.
Maintaining long, full lashes during summer can be tricky. Between the sweltering heat and pool-time play, lashes turn limp and product runny if not careful. The first step for natural lashes: waterproof mascara. “It keeps product from melting during hot days,” offers Marlena Stell, CEO of Makeup Geek Cosmetics. Another option for those spending sufficient time seaside is lash serums. “[Using a lash serum] in your everyday routine will transform your lashes so you don’t have to worry about doing your makeup all summer,” says Jazmin Sykes, professional makeup artist and founder of Created Beauty. The key to this, though, is starting early. Most products guarantee effectiveness after 30 to 90 days of use.
Temptu Built to Lash Mascara: This long-wear, smudge-proof, water- resistant mascara employs precision tubing to enhance the look of natural lashes while nourishing them with ingredients like aloe leaf, argan and avocado oils.
GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara: This brand-new mascara volumizes natural lashes without clumping, with a formulation that boasts castor oil to promote stronger, thicker and bolder lashes with every use.
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum: This clinically-proven lash serum brings new life to limp, damaged and dehydrated lashes with once-a-day use. Formulated with the exclusive Hexatein 1 Complex, the paraben-and fragrance-free serum provides guaranteed results in one tube.
Cosmetic Alchemy LiLash Purified Eyelash Serum: The unique, paraben-free formula conditions and nourishes the lash follicles to boost the appearance of length and thickness. Plus, the physician-formulated serum aids in reducing natural lash breakage— and can even be used with lash extensions!
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Longwear Brow Ink Kit: The dual-sided handle allows for precise filling and building courtesy of a brush-like tip and a brush/ comb for blending and texturizing for smudge-proof all-day wear. Available in a range of natural shades as well as fun, vivid hues like pink, mint and purple.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Pen: The unique marker-inspired brush tip creates waterproof hairlike strokes so brows look naturally full and defined, and won’t budge in the summer heat.
Stila Twin Cheeks Kitten & Bronzer Duo: This all-in-one, long- wearing cheek duo boasts triple-milled pigments for smooth, uniform color to shape cheekbones and add sun-kissed warmth.
Mineral Air Four-in-One Foundation: This Japanese-born device delivers an all- in-one hydrator, primer, concealer and perfect- match mineral foundation to skin via micronized particles for weightless coverage and a flawless look.
Urban Decay Urban Defense Complexion Primer: This completely clear primer-and-sunscreen- in-one conditions, preps and protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 30, and will never interfere with your makeup.
Glo Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+: This lightweight, oil-free tinted moisturizer imparts a sheer hint of color and contains broad- spectrum UVA/ UVB protection.
Makeup Geek Highlighter in Daybreak: The richly pigmented, soft peach highlighter boasts a talc-, paraben- and mineral oil-free formula, illuminating the skin with a buttery-smooth finish.
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