Summer has arrived and so have the latest trends in makeup. Basically, it’s going to be hot out and the objective is to not cake makeup onto your face and smother your pores. But, in the midst of summer heat and outdoor activities, the last thing you want is your makeup running down your face. What are the summer looks that will keep you looking and feeling cool? Makeup artist and aspiring designer Jennie Rhee gave me the scoop.
Pastels are necessary for the summer. A big trend right now is just one wash of color on the eyelids. It’s easy, there’s no five-step eye shadow process, no smokey eye nonsense, and you can accentuate it with defined eyeliner in the same color. NYX Electro Liners are a new line of retractable eyeliners that come in vibrant shades and are sure to bring that pop of color to your look.
Highlighters are a very up and coming product for the summer. Everyone wants that summer glow to “look like a glazed donut” according to Jennie. The MILK makeup highlighter “Lit” is not only easy to blend but it also lasts longer than powdered highlighters.
The cream blush concept is pretty much the same argument for a cream highlighter above. If you're going to be sweating all day anyway, you might as well go for a product that will stay on your face.
Juicy lip gloss or lip balm
Go for a more glossy lip look, opposed to a matte one, and definitely aim for a long lasting product. Even a tinted balm with SPF would be acceptable and protect you from UV rays - your lips can get sunburned too! bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in "Hypnotist" gives your lips an iridescent shimmer and contains no synthetic fragrances or dyes.
Glossier's _Generation G lipstick is a sheer balm that is buildable, meaning you can apply one or two swipes for a lighter shade and more coats for a darker, more matte finish.
When you’re on the go - at your internship, at the beach, on the road - it helps to have a few products that fill different needs. Jennie recommends the Chosungah 22 “So Tiny” Lip & Cheek Face Color. Reviews of the product declare it matte, non-greasy, long lasting, and easy to use.
A similar product, the Becca Beach Tint, is water-resistant and enriched with vitamin E. Users rate it highly, saying you don’t need to use much to create a natural looking and durable tint. Using a non-powder blush will help you avoid the melting associated with heat and sweat.
See some of these tips in action in makeup artist Jennie Rhee’s "Lazy Girl Makeup Tutorial." Watch the video below to learn a subtle yet bold look for the summer.