6.22.2012

Summer Approved

Happy Friday!!
No big intro today. My friend Hanna is lucky enough to be living in Hawaii this summer and she requested that I do a makeup tutorial that won't melt off in the summer heat. I like to wear some makeup if I know I'm going to the beach but not swimming, so I think this look is perfect for that or really just any summer day. I hope you guys enjoy!

I'd love to hear any requests you guys have for future blog posts! This was really fun for me to actually create something for someone's needs rather than my useless babbling. 

Anyways, here we go!
 The key to sweat proof makeup is using tinted moisturizer [WITH SPF!!]. You get some coverage, but don't have to worry about it totally melting off like foundation. I use an Aveeno tinted moisturizer. You could simply use this, but if you're going to wear this some where you need more coverage, go ahead and apply concealer, a little bit of powder to set it and bronzer. I used Mac Studio Sculpt concealer, MSF Natural, and Nars Laguna Bronzer.
I think simply using a cream shadow works best for this look. If I had a more pigmented cream shadow, I'd use that, but all I have is my Painterly Paint Pot, so I went ahead and added a bit of Suspect from the Naked2 Pallet. 
 Next is the main part of this look, the colored liner. I really like either this minty green color or the metallic blue, both from NYX. I think you could use either of them, or a combination. I just applied that to my lower lash line, then did a very thin line with liquid liner on the top and applied waterproof mascara.
I think this really adds to the beachy feel and makes the look more interesting.
[I wish the color picked up better in the photo, it's more noticeable in person]
 If you feel like you're missing color in your cheeks I recommend a cream blush. I used Mac's color pot in Have A Lovely Day! Finally, I set it with Urban Decay's All Nighter spray to insure my makeup lasts.
 A variety of lip products could be used. I recommend a stain, like Benefit's Benetint, or a light, easy lipstick like Revlon's Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake or Mac's Modesty. [I'm wearing the lip butter in the photo]
 This can also easily be transformed into a night look with a change of the lip color. I still want a light look, nothing too harsh, so I used another Lip Butter in Candy Apple.
The finished look.

Basically the main things to keep makeup sweat-proof:
1. Tinted moisturizer instead of foundation
2. Cream eyeshadow
3. Waterproof liner and mascara [although the jumbo pencils aren't water proof, they're easy enough to re-apply]
4. Setting spray
5. Easy, light lip products

I hope this helps some of you keeping yourselves looking glamorous during the hot summer temperatures :)
Talk to you soon!
XO Kara

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