You're Putting It Where?! 5 Mistakes You're Making with Your Makeup
Posted Thursday August 22, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
Trying to keep makeup from melting off your face in the summer is harder than trying to squeeze into last year’s swim suit (must.keep.exercising), and to compensate, women layer on product — a big no-no.
We asked Stila’s pro makeup artist, Sarah Lucero, what beauty blunders are often faced in the warm weather months, and what you can do to avoid looking anything but natural.
Don't wear too much makeup. Lucero’s general rule of thumb is, “The weight of your clothing should match the weight of your makeup. For summer; think sheer, lightweight, creamy products — leave the full-coverage, matte, and opaque options for the fall and winter months.”
Don't cake on bronzer. Women layer up on bronzing products in the summer “trying to create something that just isn’t there,” says Lucero. “An easy fix is to blot some blush on the apples of your cheeks. This will bring natural color back to your face, and it won’t make your makeup look so obvious.”
Use products with staying power. Waterproof options are a surefire way to ensure a product’s longevity, however; there are a slew of glam gems that are not necessarily marked as waterproof, yet pack some serious punch. We suggest anything from Stila’s Stay All Day product line.
Keep your 9-to-5 simple. Steer clear of bright, bold colors during the day time, as they could appear overly-striking — especially at work. Keep your majorly glam goods for the afterhours. Until then, stick with neutral tones.
Using highlighters at night. Sweat and heat can make you gain a natural luster. Combine that with luminizing products, and you’ll be glowing like a light bulb. Too much shine will cause everything to show once the sun hits your face — we’re talking wrinkles, blemishes, etc… Instead, wait to wear facial highlighters until the evening.
By Jessica Bruno