The makeup look that I go for in the summer is flawless, but natural. I don’t want to look like I have tons of stuff on. The products below help me achieve this quickly!
Sorme Fresh Start Under Foundation Makeup Enhancer ($19.00 USD) — This light, fast-drying formula instantly evens out skin discolorations, smoothes skin texture, and fills in fine lines and wrinkles so that makeup goes on evenly and lasts far longer without touch ups. A powerful blotting ingredient holds up to 10 times its weight in oils for a shine-free, poreless finish. Super antioxidants of Green Tea, Grape Seed Extract, and Pomegranate help repair free radical damage. Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin hydrated without oils.
To Use: After cleansing and moisturizing skin, apply a small amount evenly over entire face. Allow to dry. Apply powder or liquid foundation over.
Why I love it: Even in the summer, I never skin primer. I have tried tons of different types, from matte, to bronze to the classic silicon-based primers. This primer is extremely light, which makes it perfect for the summer. The texture is like a serum, but it produces an almost matte finish. It removes the oiliness so that my skin looks fresh instead of greasy. Visit www.sorme.com to find a retailer near you.
One part brightening primer, one part sunscreen, FusionBeauty’s PrimeResults Tinted Moisturizer + SPF 15 Sunscreen ($40.00 USD) delivers a lightweight veil of hydrated coverage. Available in four shades, the built-in primer instantly perfects skin’s texture while helping to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, pores and discoloration while SPF 15 sun protection helps prevent premature skin aging. Toss this in your summer travel bag to maintain fresh and healthy-looking skin all season long.
Why I love it: This has a primer built in, so if you do not want to use a separate primer its perfect. I usually don’t use foundation all over my face during summer, but you definitely can with this tinted moisturizer. I apply it with a sponge on the parts that need help including under eyes and on blemishes and discolorations. It blends in beautifully and feels natural on. You can purchase at Sephora stores or www.sephora.com.
smooth operator™ Amazonian clay finishing powder in bronze ($28.00 USD) — Like the original, this micronized clay finishing powder mattifies skin, minimizes the appearance of pores and replenishes all skin types, now while adding a natural touch of bronze to your complexion. This silky smooth finishing powder glides on evenly and imparts a healthy,
natural warmth while the intuitive and skin smart Amazonian clay, nature’s most perfect ingredient, acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture, and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft and flawless lit-from-within finish; all while replenishing and rehydrating skin.
Why I love it: Two words — Matte Bronzer! I LOVE bronzer that is not glittery or shimmery because when you think about it, the sun doesn’t add sparkle when you get a tan. Some matte bronzers can make the face look muddy or dirty if you put too much on, but not this one. It is buildable, so start with a little and add more if you need it. I put it on the parts of my face where the sun would touch it, like nose, cheekbones, forehead and chin to start. I then usually add it all over my face, neck and decollotage, because it enhances the fake tan I’m rocking and looks so natural. Great bronzer! Retail availability: Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, beauty.com, tarte.com at the $28; retail price: $42 w/brush at QVC/QVC.com.