Summer is a great time of year to slow down, relax, enjoy the easy life, and bathe in the sun! But that doesn’t mean that you have to look like a slob. Wearing makeup is fun all year round, but it’s nice to switch things up a bit to look and feel fresh. Your summer beauty routine calls for soft summer makeup…makeup that is light and airy but still helps you look and feel pretty. Here are some ways you can get that look!
Summer Makeup Coverage
Most women tend to prefer wearing less makeup in the summertime. It’s hot…whether it’s a dry or humid heat where you live or are visiting. We sweat more, we’re out in the sun more, we’re hot! So less always feels best! But we also like to have the makeup coverage to look put together. The key to getting that summer makeup coverage look is having the right products to give us the coverage without piling on the layers!
A great solution is IIID foundation! This makeup is meant to be applied on your face exactly where you need it instead of layer over layer. You get the coverage you need without the thick layers. It’s the best!
Read tips on how to combat makeup application with oily skin so you look fresh all day long!
What You Need for Soft Summer Makeup
When it comes to soft summer makeup, less is more! You want coverage with a light layer of highlight, a little contour to help your cheekbones pop, some bronzer to make it look like you’ve been sunbathing, a touch of blush, and some illuminator to give you a glow.
The key is how you apply the makeup! Don’t use a dense brush because that will give you a full coverage makeup look. You want to use a fluffy brush to give you an airbrushed and light makeup look. The Blend Brush or the Blush/Bronzer Brush are perfect for a lighter application.
Along with how you apply the makeup, you also want to consider the colors. In the fall and winter, we reach for bolder and darker hues. In the spring and summer, we reach for lighter and brighter shades. Try toning down your contour with a more subtle share. Switch out your blush and lip color with a softer pink. Use lighter eyeshadow colors on your eyes. These tips will help you get a soft summer makeup look!
For summertime makeup, bronzer will be your best friend!! Bronzer will give you a sun-kissed glow without having to spend hours in the sun to get it! Bronzer is a bit different than contour. You can watch a tutorial HERE on how to apply it. But, you want to focus on the highest points of your face where the sun would naturally hit. Apply it on your cheeks and cheekbones, forehead, nose, and chin. My absolute favorite bronzer is this crème bronzer! It gives you a very natural look that’s perfect all year round….especially during the summer!
A Little Soft Summer Makeup Trick
If you want a very light makeup look, then you will love this trick! Simply take a bit of your foundation and your favorite sunscreen or moisturizer and blend it together. Then apply it on your face and you’ve just created a custom BB crème that will give you a light makeup look. Give it a go and see how you like it =)
If you want that soft summer makeup look, try a few of these products and techniques out to see how you like it! Remember, less is more! If you want help finding the perfect makeup colors for you, then fill out the Color Match form so I can help!