With the screwy weather, it’s hard to tell what season we’re in anymore! But nonetheless, as women in this society, it’s good to be prepared for anything and though it doesn’t feel like it, that includes summer.
Here are a few makeup tips for you this summer to look cool, calmada y collected.
Match The Sun
As the sun starts shining more, lighten up your makeup with transparent textures and bright shades. Bold makeup colors like wine and burgundy look heavy in the summer, so opt for a sheer lollipop wash of color with fruit-hued lip gloss, and cream, not powder, blush and eye shadow.
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Mango. Melon. Guayaba. Granada. This summer’s makeup hues are straight from the orchard. Wearing these bright shades is easier than you think. The trick is to choose sheer colors. Pick a bright lip gloss in your favorite citrus shade. A bronze or apricot blush in a cream formula gives the apples of your cheeks a dewy glow. Play up your eyes with a peachy shadow that has a slight shimmer.
Protect Those Juicy Labios
On days when you want to skip lipstick, protect your lips with an SPF 30 (or higher) lip balm. Balms that contain glycerin are especially moisturizing, and tinted versions offer a hint of color. If your lips are chapped, seal in sun protection and speed healing by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly on top of the balm.
Protect Your Hair
Your hair needs sun protection, believe it or not. Even if your thick, curly hair looks like it’s protecting you, harmful UV rays can burn your scalp and scorch and fade colored or highlighted strands. Your best defense is a hat. Second best: a product like a hair spray or leave-in conditioner made specifically to protect hair color against sun damage. Before a swim, always coat your hair with tap water or conditioner to keep your locks from soaking up damaging chlorine or saltwater.
Find Protective Eye Wear
The sun’s rays can also damage your eyes, raising your risk of cataracts and other conditions. When you shop for a new pair of shades, look for a label that says the lenses block 99-100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Wraparound or oversize frames block light that hits eyes from the sides. If you spend time on the water, consider polarized lenses, which filter out the reflected sunlight that bounces off water.
Don’t You Hate Those Tan Lines?
Latinas deal with this more than is necessary. Since our skin absorbs the sun like a sponge, tan lines are kind of inevitable. How to disguise them? Smooth them away instead of covering them completely. Mix two parts liquid bronzer with one part moisturizer, and blend over any tan lines