5 Simple Tips For A Fresh Summer Face

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Try these foundations, formulations and beauty products this summer.

Now that it's officially summer, it's time to strip off all of that heavy foundation and contouring and go with radiant, fresh skin, a pop of color and a long lash. Say goodbye to buffing and layering. Since we can't forget how annoying humidity, foundation and fine lines are, try turning a new page* and pare down that caboodle. Say hello to something fresh, pretty and easy!

It Cosmetics makes the best CC cream, ever.

1. Only use a small amount of foundation to cover what actually needs to be covered. Your skin is probably better than you give yourself credit for...let it show! Feather a small amount of base** from the center of your face outward. Think fresh and freckled, not plastic or 'gram-y.

Try: It Cosmetics CC Cream, $38.00 // L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, $13.00

Grab this while it's available - now in a plastic bottle, so no more shattered bottles (and hearts!)

2. Add a bit of extra radiance to your BB Cream or foundation and then use a matte setting powder to contour away the glow where you don't want it. This is a great way to add an all over glow without going too far. Using the setting powder as a contour is so natural but still gives the effect of subtle shading. Or skip the mix and go straight for this powder duo.

Try: Lancome Belle de Teint, $38.00 // Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, $32.00

This is my favorite brow pencil of all time.

3. Fill in your brows lightly, with a natural looking color and skip the squared off ends. After applying your pencil or powder, add a light touch of brow gel so it stays in place no matter what.

Try: Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, $32.00 // NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil, $9.00 // Ulta Brow Gel, $6.00

Cheekie cheek colors from Julie Hewitt are great on the lips, too!

4. Make your cheeks pop with a sheer tint of color. And it's bonus if it works on your lips, too! My favorite shade, Posie, is perfect for "check mark" cheeks (for your selfie close-ups!).

Try: Julie Hewett Cheekie in Posie, $24.00

Skip the lip brush and relax this summer!

5. Forget fussy. If you can't apply your mouth without a mirror, you don't need it. Slow and hazy summer days go best with a light or natural toned lip color. Think relaxed...play with texture and shine and skip the perfection.

Try: BHue Chameleon Pink Jelly, $17.00 //  Julie Hewett Bijou Lipstick in Edie, $24.00

Happy pool days!

*I wanna read this - I hear it's hysterical!
** My now 9-year-old niece only refers to foundation as base. She will use no other term.



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