Those long hot days of summer call out for a casual makeup routine, but what do you do if you’ve planned a hot night out? You certainly don’t want to hit the town with the beachy-natural look you rocked throughout the day.
Summer nights require a spicier look – something fun and sultry at the same time. You want your makeup to reflect the lively feel and steamy sex appeal of the season – at least that’s my goal. After a day of fun in the sun it’s great to clean up and glam it up a bit. Here are some tips for upping the ante on your sexy summer look.
– Liquid eyeliner oozes drama, but a face full of dramatic makeup doesn’t really scream summer. Try one in a color other than black and keep the rest of your look subtle, especially if you plan to draw a heavy line. Try Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Radium, Retrograde or Siren for a vibrant pop of color
– Switching to a peachy blush is a great way to add some alluring color to your cheeks. The hue has a warm weather feel and looks great with a neutral lip color. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin gives a natural looking warm glow that you can build for more color.
– If you want to play up your lips for the evening, try a brighter color than your usual. Go with a formula that is dewy and has some shine. Let your lips do the talking and go pretty basic on the rest of your look. Try Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Iridescent Icy Coral or Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Debbie.
– For those who love a neutral face, summer offers the perfect opportunity to put some sizzle into your regular look. Neutral doesn’t have to mean bland. Spice up your face with some luminous bronzer and wear a glossy honey shade on your lips. Cargo HydraBronze smooths and illuminates and MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Jasmine Honey creates an ultra shiny, moisturized pout.
So when you’re getting ready for your next steamy night out, give one or two of these ideas a try. For summer nights, I think it works best to echo colors of the sunset, sand and water. Just remember not to put the whole sunset on your face at once. As with other looks, it’s best to go for drama on one feature and keep the rest low key.