Summer is here, and the HEAT is on! Let's chat about some great waterproof and sweat-proof products that you should add to your kit... So you will "never let them see you sweat"!
Makeup for summer is all about being a minimalist. You don't want to have your makeup melting off - especially when you are trying to look cute at a BBQ or a poolside party, right? Less is more when it comes to your beauty routine.
In my opinion, you want your skin to be able to breathe, while looking fabulous, during these months. Firstly, we want a stellar sunscreen that will allow for protection against the harmful sun rays. Get a product that has a tint to it, so you can use it as a makeup. It's protective, beautiful, and it's lightweight!
Aveda's tinted sunscreen is well-received, and comes in six shades with a broad spectrum protection that helps protect against both sets of UVA and UVB rays. It has a natural and dewy finish, and helps your skin stay hydrated - essential for when you are having fun in the sun! For more of a matte finish, Colorescience has you covered with their Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50.
Stay radiant with Colorescience's easy to use Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen and finishing powder - for a flawless summer look.
Get Lashed Up!
Next, I would strive to get lash extensions. These babies are ideal for summer because you can get them wet without having to worry about waterproof mascara! Your lashes will look HOT - as in, sexy all day long! Of course, keeping good care of your extensions beyond the summertime festivities is part of the deal. To find a lash extension artist near you this summer, visit GladGirl's amazing new lash Artist Directory.
Eyes, Lips, and Cheeks
My advice is to invest in a 3-in-1 product that is also waterproof. My choice is Cloud Paint by Glossier. It comes in four different shades - they are beautiful, and can go on all skin types. It's a gel based formula, so it's sheer and lets you build the color up, if need be. You can use it on your cheeks, eyes, and lips to get that natural color payoff.
Use GladGirl's Eyeshadow Prep & Prime before shadowing, to enhance the color and to achieve a 24 hour crease-free look, or for an even more natural gloss look on the eyes use it sans eye shadow. It's the perfect accompaniment to your gorgeous new lash extensions! Find out more about what Prep & Prime can do for you, here.
Prep and Prime is VEGAN, paraben free, and cruelty-free – which speaks volumes to the conscientious consumer or professional.
Let summer take over your beauty routine!
Please share your hot makeup tips with us, in the comments section below. We love to hear from you. :)
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