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Make It Up Monday - Avoid the Sizzle with 3 Summer Makeup Tips

Make It Up Monday Summer Sizzle

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Posted by Heather Coopersmith on July 04, 2016

Summer is here! In honor of the change of the season, I’m going to interrupt the, “Makeup It Up by Decades” posting with some nuggets on how to withstand the HEAT of Summer!!

As a makeup artist, I always want to give tips and tricks that will help the, makeup life, seem not so complicated...and for SUMMER, less is more! YAY!!


First and FOREMOST, hydrate like you have never hydrated! Water is so good for your body and for your FACE! Stay away from salty foods that will bloat you and cause allover water retention! Easy enough right? I’ll keep having to remind myself of this when I’m looking straight into a bowl of chips and guac today. Happy July 4th! ;)

You probably know where I am going next...SUNSCREEN! I beg of you all, protect your skin!!! Whether it's from a broad spectrum sunscreen that shields you from UVA and UVB light (UVA rays can prematurely age your skin and UVB rays can burn your skin) or sunscreen that is in a BB cream or CC cream or Foundation...go for it! Your skin and dermatologist will thank you.

Alternatives to Heavy Foundation

Next, these are my favorite alternatives for heavier foundations. As mentioned earlier...CC Creams and BB Creams are great options in the summer months when heat and the elements will be major factors. CC creams are meant to be Color Correctors that address issues like redness or sallowness usually with light diffusion and a BB cream is more like a lighter foundation with some skin care benefits. The CC cream from “It Cosmetics”, I can personally vouch for. It's hydrating, provides awesome sun protection, excellent coverage and is long-lasting. With these products, your skin will be able to breath in the face of any summer sizzle.

CC+ SPF50 CC+™ is infused with cutting edge Anti-Aging technology and is clinically shown to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration. Available from
Tarte BB Cream Tarte BB Cream is formulated without oil so it won't clog your pores. Available from


Another fun makeup trick....if you happen to leave your eyeliner or lipstick in the car or your purse and they get super hot and melt-y, don't fret, just gently put them into the freezer and they can be good as new. Maybe not as tidy as they once were but definitely wearable- plus, you just saved yourself some money and time!! Also, use waterproof products whenever possible, be worry free around sweat and water!

Lastly, have fun! Get bronzy with your bronzers, dewy with your highlighters and sexy with your tan lines!! Sizzle with the heat, not in it!

Heather Coopersmith

Heather Coopersmith

With almost two decades as a professional makeup artist working on film projects, tv shows, photo shoots and weddings, LA based Heather Coopersmith brings some serious skills and knowledge to the Glad Lash Blog with her guest posts. Heather sees her art (and her hair!) as a creative outlet, and says "My world is a visual experience and I want to make you a part of it!" We're super excited to have Heather brightening up our world. You can reach out to Heather on Instagram @makeupthebride

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