Beat the Heat – Summer proof your makeup for August

As we anticipate our typical hot and humid month of August we’ve all come to expect in Connecticut, we are thankful  for the creation of wicking material found in our workout clothes.  We wish it were that easy with our makeup as we battle against the mugginess.   Before you go out and purchase all “waterproof” makeup products, there are a few things to know.  First, the chemical agent that allows the products to be waterproof can definitely be effective.  They can, at the same time, be drying and alter the texture of their original formulas.  My recommendation is unless it is a special,  all day occasion that is outdoors, skip replacing every makeup item for a waterproof one, and stick to replacing a few. Before I get into techniques and products that can beat the heat, first I wanted to speak of the overlook look for summer that is both beautiful for day and night.  The summer is the most perfect time to look for products that are translucent and slightly shimmery.  I personally love the way the nature and bright sunshine plays on these elements.  A Bronzy or nude palette on the eyes is always a fail-proof summer look.  Pair that with a peachy pink gloss or balm and you have easily created that summery-beachy look we all love.  A bold lip is still a ‘do’ for the summer, especially in an orange-red palette.  Of course pair this lip with a fresh clean eye.  The Bottom line is, keep it simple, clean and fresh.  Its summer and you want the look to be light and effortless. Ways to have this look stay put and beat the heat……… Moisturizer:  should be oil-free for summer.  I tell my clients to stick w/ their own favorite brand that works, just go to their oil-free or “lighter/day” formula. Concealer:  Laura Mercier makes a “Secret Camouflage .”  This, hands down, is a staple in all of the makeup artists’ kits I have followed and researched.  It has amazing coverage and lasts through anything, even Vania’s workouts.  Sephora sells this product at approximately $32.00 and should last you close to a year.  I tend to cover all my imperfections with this so that I deliberately use less foundation.  Let’s face it, even with daily use of SPF on our faces, we all still catch a few rays on our face and have acquired a bit...
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