Every year when summer comes rolling in I am asked about Summer Beauty tips and trends. Year after year the color palette seems to follow similar trends: the soft beachy neutrals and the excitement of color. I personally love the combination of the 2 palettes. I LOVE LOVE a bright lip with a hit of beautifully blushed cheeks, the eyes stay neutral and soft.
Then mascara gives the impact to show off the eyes. Always use an eyelash curler before applying mascara; this simple little tool makes a BIG difference. I offer two different eyelash curlers: the Dramatically Defining Eyelash Curler and the Deluxe Travel Eyelash Curler. Both are fantastic! The Dramatically Defining Eyelash Curler totally rivals the coveted Shu Uemura curler and at a fraction of the cost! The perfect splurge vs steal!!
For the lip, I LOVE AZALEA, SHEER ROSEBUD, AND SHEER CALYSPO Luxury Lip Colors. Another option is Velvety Shine Lip Crayon in HOT PINK. For something more sheer and glossy check out Ultra Shine Sheer Lip gloss in BEAUTY. If you want color, but are walking cautiously try NECTAR Luxury Lip color, a beautiful peachy color that looks so fresh on the lips.
For the cheeks, either FLAMINGO Beautifying Blush or ROSEY Crème Blush brightens the face right up!
For the powder blush use the Kashuk Tools Blusher Blush. Again check out the price of my brush in comparison to either MAC or Bobbi Brown. I am so happy to bring real VALUE!! For the crème blush use the Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush.
For the eyes, you have many options that are SO easy to use!! The SHOWSTOPPERS Quad adds a subtle SPARKLE. THE NEUTRAL EYE PALETTE gives you lots of options. If you want to remain on the softer neutral side try the FOUR YOUR EYES ONLY Eye Quad or for soft color try the COTTON CANDY Eye Quad. I love the simplicity of one sweep of color over the entire eyelid reaching to just beyond the crease. The Kashuk Tools Large Eye shadow Brush or the Small Multi Purpose Eye Shadow Brush will deliver a gorgeous application!
For the Skin, again you have a couple of options. You can forgo foundation and use my Sunless Tan Face Tanning Towelettes. The trick is to use them at night and VIOLA…you wake up tan and fabulously pretty!
The other options are my RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZERS with SPF 15 or my new PERFECTING LUMINIOUS FOUNDATION. Both will give you a beautiful glowy dewy finish. Remember to only use foundations where needed. The most important trick with foundations is to be sure you get the right color. If you are between shades go with the slightly warmer shade. Once you apply you should not see the color, it should blend right in…also for summer you usually need to change your shade to go warmer to adapt to the warmer skin tone from exposure to the sun.
Last but not least!! Your final accessory, NAIL COLOUR! This can really be a fun playground! Experiment and try different shades. Who would have thought years ago that BLACK would become a basic shade! My new collection offers 10 shades at the ridiculous price of 3.99!
ENJOY BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD!!!!