Makeup Monday is our last installment in our Makeup Looks To Master series with a look at switching up your makeup for the season. Just like our wardrobe our makeup wardrobe needs to be updated each season. Not just for trends, but also for functionality! In the fall/winter I tend to wear heavier makeup both in formulas and in colors, a lot of purples, smokey taupes and deep jewel tones. Come spring I’m always looking to lighten and brighten so more highlighting and pinks and peaches. In the summer it’s all about that bronze glow in formulas that can withstand the hot heat and sweating faces.
In the summer it all starts with the right base! I may be able to use a lighter day moisturizer but I have to use a primer more than ever in the summer. Perfect for summer is the Magix Face Perfector because it not only blurs my summer pores, it also has SPF 20 in it. I’ll then use my concealer or my Magix Tint Tinted Moisturizer. Mid-day I’ll need a powder touch up with some translucent powder or at least the use of some blotting sheets.
Functionally in the summer my makeup can’t be too heavy, it will just clog my pores. I also prefer to use more summer friendly colors to make more of an impact and still look down for anything like a summer day is! I tend to favor bronzer, glow-y products, bronzy brown shadows and simple glossy lips or a vibrant bold lip if I’m going out in a bright coral, orange or pink. I’ve really been loving the Avon Dazzle Drops to add in some summer glow to my look.
A little summer makeup tip and trick is to use your bronzer as your transition shade on your eyes. Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend in the crease and under the eye, making sure there’s no harsh lines. Then use a simple shade all over your lid, I used the taupe shade in the Berry Love Avon Eyeshadow Quad. Finally, add a little bit of your Avon Dazzle Drops on the center of your eyelid for a easy and glowing summer makeup look. Here I finished it all with Avon Crave Lip Gloss in Peach Bellini, which I think is the perfect summer lipgloss “flavor.”
Word on A Few Summer Favorites: Magix Face Perfector, Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, Avon Dazzle Drops, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush, Avon Crave Lipgloss in Peach Bellini, Avon True Color Bronzing Pearls.
The products I used in my Big and Bold post are also summer favorites! I love a fun summer eyeshadow palette along with some big and bold summer color. I know I don’t take the best makeup pictures, never have, never will but I hope you got the gist of how you can master 5 different takes on makeup and apply them to your life in a functional way! Just to recap the 5 we have The Everyday Slay, The Quickie, Going Out, Big and Bold and lastly the Seasonal Switch we highlighted today. Please reach out if you want any suggestions for mastering your makeup!