Effortless Summer Skin!
When summer rolls around many women really scale back their makeup routine. Whether it’s avoiding heavy feeling makeup (not with FFM!), or a time thing, or just activity based-ie going swimming, for some it’s the tan their skin develops. Whatever your reason, being able to scale back hinges on choosing the correct makeup products to allow you to do it effortlessly, but still remain polished. So here are my top pick products to help you look flawless, but still have that undone, effortless glow!
A supremely lightweight, but full coverage, foundation, or, for skin that doesn’t need a lot of coverage, a lightweight concealer. A lot of women swear by BB and CC creams, and if you love them- then go for it. BUT, full coverage anything such as foundation, or even a concealer, gives you MORE options, and you buy less product. You just use less, or cut it, mix it with a moisturizer and voila’ more sheer coverage! (read: BUY LESS!) this allows you to customize your foundation to your daily coverage needs. Here’s another pro mua tip about coverage- only put foundation or concealer where you need it, and not where you don’t! We recommend that you gently buff it out to diffuse coverage- and done! Remember the effortless part? This step really helps , as you are doing the minimal amount of work, for the maximum payoff! And, even though it is summer, don’t “tan” your skin with your foundation,instead match your skin within 1 shade, then you can add color with the next step which is….
Bronzer. Keep it matte please. ( you don’t really bronze all shimmery all over your whole face) Try to find one close to the shade you are when you tan. If you haven’t read our Sumer bronzer basics- you can check it out Here. It gives you the scoop on bronzing, and product recommendations. Pro tip: We love sweeping bronzer over the brow ridge on the eye. A. It blends the eye in with the rest of the bronzed face, (a pale, fleshy strip above the eye can look rather ghostly if the rest of the face is warmly bronzed.) B. it visually pushes the area back to create dimension in the eye. You can accentuate this further by lightly adding highlight to just the lid or inner corner of the eye.
Blush. This is a step you can safely skip, if you are a true bronzer gal, BUT a subtle hint of rosey or peachy blush simply livens the skin. Pro tip: Dabbing a bit onto the lips as a gloss just further enhances the fresh faced appearance- and multitasking all your products contributes to the effortless-ness we crave in summer! Check out Dior Cocktail Peach!
And FFM shade Breathless has the Rosy tint down pat! (p.s. Look below for your chance for a free sample!)
Moisture. Ok why is this AFTER foundation, bronzing and blush? Well, we are assuming you’re already prepped with your chosen moisturizing product, and your Sunscreen. But, in summer, especially with sun exposure and heat, many people experience surface dryness or dehydration. This can cause makeup to sit on skin. A great Setting spray sets makeup, and can add a hydrated look to the skin. Our Green Tea & Aloe Hydrating Mist is great, but even a mist of Water, like Evian Mist or tapping extra moisturizer or our Uncolored Cream Base over certain areas can melt the makeup into your skin! (We KNOW this works with FFM, but test first with other brands.)
Product of the week: Breathless – Sample size included in every full size purchase.