That Summer Glow

I never have and probably never will be a beauty expert. I have learned thru practice and making some mistakes what works for me and what doesn't. One thing I do is make changes in my make up routine between Winter and Summer. 

The Summer heat here can be brutal! If you aren't careful your makeup can sweat right off and all your hard work is gone. The first step in preventing that is to keep your makeup light. I tend to go back to basics in the Summer and keep my makeup routine simple! My Summer routine typically consists of a light foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, highlighter and mascara. I'll add a nude lip sometimes! The key too the look is the summer glow you get with the bronzer, blush and highlighter!

Bronzer - I may live in sunscreen and stay out of the sun but it doesn't mean I don't love a sun kissed glow. I've tried several different bronzers and I always come back to Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. The color is perfect. It doesn't have any orange in it, so it looks natural. It is also matte, which adds to the realistic bronze color. The color is super buildable too. Whether you are pale like me or have a darker tone this bronzer can work for you. 

I apply bronzer around my hair line and jaw line. Then I put a bit on my nose and cheek bones. Bronzer should be applied anywhere the sun hits you. If you face is lighter than your chest and arms, bronzer will help that too.

Blush - The first make up my mom allowed me to wear was blush and it is still one of my favorite products. Even a small amount can make a difference. Finding the right blush can be tricky. Nars Orgasm is highly recommended and well know for looking good on anyone. I use Bare Escentuals blush in Cheerful. It's a flattering pink tone that gives a lightly flushed look.

I apply a little bit of blush across the apples of my cheeks. 

Highlighter - I've recommended highlighter before (see here). Since I slim down the number of products I'm using, highlighter is even more important in the Summer. My recent favorite highlighter is Too Faced Candlelight Glow. You can use just the gold or just the pink color, I typically swirl them together. 

Highlighter can be applied anywhere you want light to reflect. I like to apply below my brow bone, on the inner corner of my eye, at the top of my cheek bone and above my cupids bow. During the day I only apply a little bit and at night I'll layer a bit more on. 

What Summer makeup products do you like to wear?
Kara Krittenbrink

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