With Memorial Day weekend out of the way, it’s finally time to usher in the summer season. It’s time for trips to the beach, long nights, lots of sunshine, and a change in my makeup routine. Warmer weather combined with humidity, always leads me to go lighter and brighter with my makeup looks. I want the best of both worlds, a hassle-free look that still looks great. Here are my 3 tips for effortless summer makeup.
Protect Your Skin
While sunscreen is important to use year-round, it’s especially important during the summer months. Not only does additional exposure cause damage over time but no one loves a sunburn. The healing process also makes any kind of makeup application difficult. Remember to reapply throughout the day as well. Right now, I’m loving the Mary Kay TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Day Cream with SPF 30– it’s quick-absorbing and features anti-aging benefits along with sun protection.
Humidity and sweat can wreak havoc on your look. This is where waterproof formulas can really deliver and save the day. I’m able to wear my look confidently. There’s no more worrying my mascara or eyeliner couldn’t take the heat. Plus, you never know what unexpected plans might pop up throughout the day. Waterproof formulas extend the life of your look. I can always count on Mary Kay Lash Love® Waterproof Mascara not to budge, even on the hottest summer day.
Pop of Color
In general, I do like to keep the number of products I use to a minimum. Fresh-faced in the summer is always a great look, but I personally love to make a statement with a pop of color. I usually do this with lipstick. It’s easy and simple but really transforms your look. For example, this black jumpsuit is perfect for a date night in the city or a girl’s night out. What better way to spice it up than with a bold lip for a fun, flirty look? A pop of bright pink goes perfectly with this monochromatic look. It has all the benefits of being effortless while still looking perfectly put together. Adding a pop of color with lipstick has the power to completely transform a look and elevate it into so much more.
I was looking for a new summer color and was excited to partner with Mary Kay again. I love their new Limited-Edition* Matte Lipstick in Paparazzi Pink. It’s a bold fun color that goes on velvety smooth. The highly pigmented color is just what you need for your makeup routine. I’ll be wearing it day and night. Since it’s limited edition, my advice would be to pick up a few! You’re going to love the way it looks and feels.
I’ve talked about how much I admire the Mary Kay brand before, but I just have to share that for every purchase of this lipstick in the United States between now and August 15, $1 will be donated to Mary Kay’s global Pink Changing Lives initiative, which supports The Mary Kay Foundation’s mission of funding women’s cancer research and ending domestic violence. I highly recommend you check out the work they do to change the lives of women and their families. It truly is the embodiment of women supporting women.
What’s your go-to effortless summer makeup look? You’ll be seeing me in Paparazzi Pink all summer long.
This post was sponsored by Mary Kay.