If you are a woman who loves fashion, you know that looking good is more than just the clothing you wear. Summer is full of stylish pleasures — but melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. That’s why this blog is all about tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty, even when the weather is working against you.
HERE’S 5 TIPS FOR WEARING NO-MELT SUMMER MAKE-UP!
KEEP IT LIGHT
Just as you switch to breezy skirts and linen blouses, be sure to dress your face with lighter makeup, too. Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer and invest in some blotting papers to avoid any afternoon shine. Follow up with a dusting of pressed powder with a hint of luminescence to eliminate shine and achieve a glow-kissed finish.
ENHANCE YOUR GLOW
Bronzer makes your eyes look brighter and your teeth whiter — everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin. To keep the results looking fresh and natural, apply your bronzer to just the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. Avoid overdoing it or your will look more orange than bronze.
PLAY WITH COLORS
Just as you’re more likely to wear a vivid top or carry a bright bag this season, now’s the perfect time to play up your makeup palette. Livelier colors brighten the face and bring a youthful glow to skin, especially on your cheekbones, eyes and lips. Don’t forget to put some color on your nails and toes as a fun, matching makeup accessory.
AVOID RACOON EYES
If you tried water proof mascaras but found it less than stellar, it’s time to give it another try. They used to be brittle, crumbly, and flaky, but the formulas are much better now and don’t leave you looking like you have raccoon eyes. Focus on the top lashes to make your eyes look bigger and avoid smudging the bottom lashes.
CREAMS OVER POWDERS
When sweat and powders mix, the result isn’t pretty. Sheer cream shadows tend to cake less in hot weather (plus, they glisten in the sun). Naturally, creams have a creamier, shinier finish than powder, thus they give you a more youthful glow. Summer brings out the kid in all of us, right?
Similar to fashion, transitioning beauty products is something women need to embrace with each coming season. From everyday essentials like lip balm and aloe to more unconventional products like hair sunscreen, the products compiled here will help make sure your skin is well protected and well moisturized while you’re having fun in the sun. These summer beauty essentials will keep you looking flawless.
HERE’S 10 INEXPENSIVE PRODUCTS TO TRY OUT THIS SUMMER!
Sheer cream eye shadow sinks in quickly and won’t melt. Summer’s a great time to experiment with new colors. These eye duos look bold but go on sheer for a soft wash of color. Be bold and try a color you’ve never tried before.
CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast, $7 at Target
The best bet for touching up excess oil: powder-free blotting paper. They are perfect for a hot summer day because they are easily portable and can be used without wiping off your makeup, too!
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $10 for 2 packs of 50 at Walmart
It’s essential that waterproof eyeliners and mascaras stay in place on steamy days. To prevent the makeup from running down your cheeks, be sure to swipe and line only the top lashes and eyelids—not the bottom ones.
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Black Mascara, $5 at Walmart
Here is an all-natural sunscreen made with 100% vegetarian ingredients. The bottle is also biodegradable and air-powered. While a sun-kissed glow is attractive, taking care of your skin is even sexier.
Alba Botanica Emollient Sunscreen Fragrance
Free Clear Spray, $10, available at Target
To keep your lips hydrated all day long, try these tinted lip balms from bareMinerals. They come in eight beautiful hues and are enriched with passion fruit seed oil and vitamin E, so your lips are getting optimum nourishment.
bareMinerals Pop Of Passion Lip Oil Balm, $16,
available at Sephora
Sun exposure and chlorinated pools will quickly take the moisture out of your hair and leave it feeling dry and brittle. This reparative hair masque restores your hair to its moisturized glory days to keep your lovely locks light.
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Repairing Hair Masque,
$22.50, available at Nordstrom
Sunburns happen to the best of us. This Body Shop’s Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion will help sooth your skin when that happens. It is fair trade, preservative-, dye-, fragrance-, and soap-free.
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF 15, $18.50, available at Ulta
Although you want your makeup to survive heat, sweat or rain, at the end of the day, it’s got to come off. Try this makeup remover and cleanser from Bioderma. You can just wipe off your makeup with a cotton pad and you don’t even have to rinse off the residue so it’s really quick and easy.
Sensibio H20 from Bioderma, $11.95, available at Beautylish
Summer calls for a light and zesty scent. This breezy, limited-edition version of your old favorite fits the bill with refreshing notes of mint, cucumber, and lime. A small spritz will keep you feeling flirty and fresh as you hit the town.
CK ONE Summer, $44, available at Sephora
If you don’t have the time or patience for sunless tanner but want your legs to look tanned quickly, your best bet is an aerosol bronzing spray that you can mist on before going out at night. This sheer, gel-based version from MAC comes in three slightly shimmery shades and is super convenient.
MAC Skinsheen Leg Spray, $22.50, available at Mac or Maccosmetics.com
Many companies give away free products in the hope that you’ll purchase their products in the future. Companies like Proctor & Gamble, Revlon, L’oreal, Eucerin, Maybelline, Mac, Clinique, Sephora and others are constantly coming out with new products that they want you to try. To be in the know, be sure to “Like” your favorite brands social media page so you can be the first to be notified about free product giveaways and printable coupons.
HERE’S A FEW PLACEES TO GET FREE PRODUCTS ONLINE!
Revlon, L’Oreal, & Other Brand Name Test Products
Try things like Revlon’s Blush when you join the site to take surveys that pay $1.00-5.00 each. Brand name companies want you to try their free perks. Sign up to see if you qualify.
CoverGirl from Proctor & Gamble Sampler
CoverGirl is a brand of P&G and they’re giving out a brand sampler right now with lots of beauty samples in it. Try your luck for some free makeup!
Choose 3 free samples every time you buy from Sephora online.
Get free samples of perfume and cologne – they are all on this list!
Bath & Body Works
Sign up to receive exclusive offers, coupons, & sneak peeks.
Sign up with Glamour Page to receive daily coupon deals & free beauty samples.
Choose 3 free samples every time you buy from Sephora online.
Check out the Allure Beauty Box for a chance to get free samples.
Get 2 complimentary makeup samples on this site. You can also save with limited-time offer codes and everyday offers like auto-replenishment, mobile exclusives, and loyalty gifts.
There are also sites that compile offers for you, like:
LIVE ON HSN!
Antthony has been sharing his exclusive line of soft dressing related career separates on the Home Shopping Network channel for 22 years. His designs are ideal for a contemporary American woman who gravitates to better styling but demands an affordable price point. Mark your calendar and tune-in to HSN on Sunday, May 15th at 12- 1pm, 1-2pm and 11pm when I will share my latest collection live. Remember, you can shop Antthony designs online at HSN.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman. I look forward to helping you freshen up your wardrobe for the summer season.
LIVE ON QVC!
Antthony Design Originals clothing has partnered with QVC UK, to bring a unique collection of ready-to-wear garments to shoppers across the globe. This line of clothing is designed to maintain affordability and showcase my latest designs where simplicity is key and usability is paramount. Tune-in on Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th when I will share my latest collection live. You can also shop Antthony designs online at QVCUK.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman. I look forward to shopping with you.
Tune-in on Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th when I will share my latest collection live. You can also shop Antthony designs online at QVCUK.com or www.AntthonyOriginals.com anytime 24/7. All of my designs come in petite, missy and women’s sizes, so there is something here for every woman. I look forward to shopping with you.