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How to Change Your Makeup for Summer

Warm summer days call for sun-kissed skin and a few other less-is-more, seasonal alterations.


  • Step 1: Prime skin Use a clear or bronze-tinted pore-perfecting primer to get skin smooth and flawless looking – a summer essential.
  • TIP: Primer lets you use a third less makeup and keeps it fresher longer, eliminating the need for midday touch-ups.
  • Step 2: Apply tinted moisturizer Apply a tinted moisturizer with SPF. This multi-tasker not only moisturizes but also replaces foundation, gives you a sun-kissed glow, and protects skin from harmful rays.
  • Step 3: Dab on concealer Dab concealer around your eyes, on problem areas, and on eyelids as a primer. Use a slightly darker shade than your rest-of-the-year concealer, which may be too light.
  • Step 4: Dust bronzer Dust bronzer on forehead, nose, cheekbones, chin, neck, and earlobes with a large brush. You'll have a universally flattering, warm glow, which also make eyes and teeth look lighter. Bronzer can also double for eye shadow and blush.
  • TIP: Look for a bronzer with several shades swirled together for the most natural look.
  • Step 5: Make eyes pop Make eyes pop with a light application of youthful-looking brown eyeliner and a few coats of black mascara. Make sure it’s waterproof to avoid smudging from the heat or surf.
  • TIP: Keep your makeup in a cool, dry area. A few hours in a hot car could leave your with a melted mess.
  • Step 6: Perfect your pout Perfect your pout with a dab of vibrantly colored, longwearing lip stain or a swipe of low-maintenance tinted lip balm.
  • FACT: Cosmetics mogul Estee Lauder was born Josephine Esther Mentzer in Queens, New York. Her beauty empire had more than $7 billion in sales in 2009.

You Will Need

  • Pore-perfecting primer
  • Tinted moisturizer with SPF
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • A large makeup brush
  • Brown eyeliner
  • Black waterproof mascara
  • Lip stain or tinted lip balm

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