I am very particular about what products I think fit the bill to be considered a Summer Makeup Essential. When it’s hot outside I prefer to stick to a simple routine that allows me be out the door as quickly as possible and still look polished for whatever the day has for me. It can be so much fun experimenting with makeup, but something can be said for an easy look using a minimal amount of products. For me, the Summer months call for versatility.
Begin with a moisturizer. Extreme heat and sun naturally dehydrate the skin and you want to combat the dryness with moisturizer (don’t skimp on this even if you have naturally oily skin!). After letting that settle into your skin you will be ready to apply your makeup. For a sweat proof, water resistant, build-able coverage foundation use Mineralogie’s Loose Mineral Foundation all over the face. For achieving a natural to medium coverage the Deluxe Brush is a great fit. Just dip the tip of the brush in your foundation and tap off the excess. Dust over the face 2-3 times depending on the amount of coverage desired. Don’t forget, our Loose Mineral Foundation contains zinc and titanium, and everyone knows these are essential ingredients for full spectrum sun protection.
Once you have evened out your complexion with foundation, you can apply your favorite blush. My go-to blush this Summer has definitely been the Island Glow Duo Compact. If you are in a hurry, just apply the lighter shade in the compact (Veil) across your cheeks and you are done. But for a Summery punch of color, sweep the bolder shade (Hibiscus) across your cheekbones with a Deluxe Brush and blend in. Then, pop the lighter shade, Veil, on the apples of your cheeks for a luminous glow.
Apply Rose Quartz Lux Creme Shadow directly on your eyelids up to the crease and blend in with a Soft Blending Brush (or you can use your finger to keep things quick and easy). Be your own makeup artist and mix our Liquid Nude Eye Liner with the shadow of your choice and apply across the top lash line. Since we are going for a simple Summer look, I picked Chocolat’, a nice rich brown that will add the “perfect for daytime” definition to the eyes. Follow with a few swipes of your favorite mascara.
For lips that are moisturized and protected from the sun and wind you simply can’t beat our Vitamin E Stick. Add a sheer wash of color with Mango Tango, our best selling shade in this formula.
To set your makeup, especially if you have dry skin, hold Mineralogie’s Skin Spritz about 8 inches from your face and spray. Calming and cooling, you can keep this in your bag and spray anytime of day for a quick pick me up.
Let us know your favorite Mineralogie products to use in the Summer months! Can you recommend any must-have things that we left out?