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Beyond SPF: Summer Beauty Tips

Beyond SPF: Summer Beauty Tips
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Ahhh… the warm weather is here. Break out the sandals and sunscreen. Lose the heavy foundation and lighten up with these warm-weather tricks for your best summer beauty routine.

Shelve Heavy Foundation For Tinted Moisturizers with SPF

Opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of a traditional foundation. Sheer, see-through coverage with a hint of hydration is the ultimate product for hot weather. Most tinted moisturizers not only offer tint and moisture but also pack antioxidants, minerals and sunscreen.

If you can't find a good tinted moisturizer with SPF, try mixing your foundation of choice with an SPF that also has skincare benefits. Our editors suggest SPF such as the SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30. It contains ingredients that hydrate the skin, reduce discoloration, and brightens the skin's radiance.

Summer Calls For Shimmer

Switch out heavy lipsticks (especially mattifying ones, as they will dry out your lips in warmer weather) for lip and cheek stains. They’re super versatile, flattering, easy to use, and can provide either a very natural effect or a very dramatic one.  For a classic red fool-proof lip, outline your lip line with the stain and fill in the volume of the entire lip for old Hollywood glamour.

Finish it off with a clear gloss for some extra va-va-voom. Giddy red cheeks courtesy of a stain outlast humidity, sweat, and water. Unlike traditional blushes that streak, the stain will stay on until it’s washed off with a facial cleanser. Don’t wear dramatic cheeks with dramatic lips, but do wear sheer lips and sheer cheeks together for effortless summer cool.

Stay away from excessively dark eye color in the warm weather- especially in the day. Try beiges, champagnes, light pinks, and nudes. Iridescent shadows are fresh and bring out the natural beauty of the eye with a pop. We’re obsessed with Stila’s best-selling Kitten shade, it’s a shimmering nude pink that’s flattering to ALL skin tones- and if you’re not an eyeshadow powder fan it also comes in a creamy silk shadow wash formula. It can also double as a highlighter!

For more makeup and beauty tips for summer, check out our Advice column here at SkinStore, your online destination for summer beauty!

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