1. Prep with primer
Posted on May 30, 2012 By admin
Can you look cool while under the sun? Frank Guyton, Black Opal's new Creative Director, says absolutely! Here are his 5 top tips for a flawless complexion this summer.
1. Prep with primer
2. Ditch the heavy foundations
Select a liquid versus a cream or stick foundation. "A creamy foundation will melt away," explains Guyton loves to create natural-looking faces. For best results, choose one with an SPF already in it. While you might not think about SPF (though you should) during the winter months, it's a must during warmer climates to automatically give skin added protection from the sun's harmful rays.
3. Blot, then reapply
You’re going to perspire no matter what. This we know. But there is a way to stem the wreckage those water beads can cause when they appear on your flawless finish: Blot away the sweat with a clean sponge or blotting tissue first. Then reapply your color with pressed or loose powder. "Never use your powder puff to remove the perspiration. If you do, you will end up mixing the sweat and makeup into your pores, which can lead to breakouts," cautions Guyton. Instead, opt for invisible blotting powders and powderless rice papers.
4. Keep it water-proof and long-lasting
Summer requires climate-controlling formulas to look your best. Using anything less is just asking for a meltdown. Opt for water-proof eye makeup for your mascaras, liners and eyeshadows.
5. Keep it bright and right
Bold, bright lips give you a polished look even when you're wearing less. So help your bright lipshade to stay put with this pro trick: Find a lip pencil in the same shade as the lip color. Apply to lips first, then smooth on lipstick. "This acts as a buffer and will eliminate the outline you might see after eating," explains Guyton.
Try: Milani Easy Liner Retractable Lip Liner; $4.99, available at drugstores nationwide and Black Opal True Lip Color in Tropica; $7.25, available at drugstores nationwide.
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