Summer makeup

Summer makeup

By: Sierra Grice

It’s the time of year when people can finally strip off their rain coats and relish in some much needed sunshine. This year it’s all about showing off healthy glowing skin and that starts with the coverage that you apply. Because of the heat and humidity the new BB creams are a perfect alternative to your ordinary foundation. They are a little lighter in coverage, but still camouflage imperfections. In addition, many BB creams provide sun protection, anti-aging properties, and anti-oxidants so that your skin is nourished throughout the day.

Once your skin is set you can start playing around with some of the bright colors seen on the summer 2012 runway. It is the perfect time to play with colors like tangerine and coral. Set against a summer glow these bright hues can give your look a daring touch. If daring isn’t your thing, the pretty pastels of spring will still be trending all throughout summer. Essie just released their new line of summer nail polishes that are drool worthy. The colors “bikini so teeny” and the light green “mojito madness” will have you feeling like you’re on vacation even if you’re stuck inside the office.

When you finally do get the chance to vacation there are a number of beauty products to keep your look simple and easy. Every year I take off for a few days to stay with friends on the shore. After days filled with water sports and BBQ’s, makeup is the last thing I want to be worrying about. The makeup I take with me has to last and be multi-functional which is why I love Benefit’s Bene-tint, a lip and cheek stain. With one bottle I can get a gorgeous pink color that lasts for hours. I’ll also be using Smashbox’s Camera-Ready BB Cream which will take care of my sun protection and make sure that I don’t have any dark circles showing after the long nights of music and camp fire fun.

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