Hello my lovely ladies! I had to share this with you, it made me laugh –
‘Make–up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make–up.’ Audrey Hepburn
Oh Audrey – you style icon you! While it’s true that no amount of makeup can fix what’s inside, I know you are all beautiful on the in and out. But it never hurts to make the most of what yo’ Mama gave you!
So, in honor of Spring, Summer and Sunshine, I bring you some special insider secrets to looking fabulous outdoors, in the sun.
It’s all fresh air & sunshine & socializing!
Because warm weather is the natural precursor to – SOCIALIZING! Whether it is a picnic, barbeque, pool party, daytime wedding or just the best beach vacay – you need some special techniques to stay gorgeous in all that fresh air and sunshine!
When bathed in the natural light of glorious summertime, you want to look fresh, natural, and dewy. Not heavy, matte and shiny.
Colors of the Sun
So, let’s start with colors. Think nude, and light. Think pretty peach or sweet pink for lips and cheeks. Stains and tints are ideal for this type of look, and the classic is Benefit’s Benetint (Rose-tinted Lip & Cheek Stain). It’s the original and still the best rose-colored cheek and lip tint. Kiss-proof and water-proof, this indelibly sheer tint gives you an innocent, yet provocative glow that will keep everyone guessing “what has she been up to?” To use, draw three small stripes across the apple of your cheek. Blend in a circular motion with fingertips. Apply Benetint to lips with a clean q-tip… even after your lipstick wears off you’ll still have a rosy glow! Beee-yoooo-tiful!
Another summertime MUST-HAVE is KOSE Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Gel N SPF50+ / PA++++. It creates moisturized, supple, and soft skin with a freshening fragrance. Gorgeous legs and arms when you dare to go bare. So go ahead, take a picture; and it lasts longer. And warm weather DOES mean more skin on show!
And, speaking of pictures, make sure you look GREAT in photos, whether it’s the high society social snapper or just a to-die-for selfie. Make sure the sun is behind you, so it doesn’t cast shadows – you want a soft golden halo, not a dark shadow beneath your features!
OH, and NEVER forget a fabulous floppy sunhat and large sunglasses – not only do you save your skin and hair from burning, but you just ooze glamor. A la Audrey!
Berry Pretty Lips
For lips, it’s up to you! You can go with a barely there “my lips but better” shade, or keep the rest of your make up light and give the lips the spotlight in a statement bright lip shade. Or, for the ultimate classic pretty Summer look, go for a berry lip shade, like Clinique’s Long Last Gloss Wear in 09 Juicy Apple.
And remember, sunshine and sunlight is one of nature’s natural healers and mood boosters – as if you needed an excuse to go and get some!