Whether you are taking a summer holiday (and need to pack light- those zip lock bags are so frustratingly small!), or are sweating it out in the summer heat, a lighter makeup regimen is perfect for getting a natural summer look. Boiled down to just four products- these organic beauty enhancers are all you’ll need.
ARGAN TINTED MOISTURIZER, Josie Maran, $38. Summer skin typically requires less moisture, and a tinted moisturizer packed with hydrating argan oil and broad spectrum SPF is the perfect prep for creating an evened complexion while offering sun protection. Be sure to layer a little extra product around your nose and under eye area for slightly more coverage which will act as a lighter weight concealer.
ANDREA’S BLUSH, Sappho Organic Cosmetics, $24. A coral colored blush with some ‘rust’ undertones works well in the summer. The dusty apricot is a great compliment to sun-kissed skin for various skin types. Swipe across your cheeks from the apples out to the ears, and then pull the color downwards into the hollows of your cheeks to create a slightly ‘bronzed’ affect. You can also use this color across your eye lids- blending up and out into the middle of the eye for a little contouring. Finally, if you want to subtly enhance your natural lip color pat the blush into your lips and top with a clear lip gloss or chap stick.
100% NATURAL ORIGIN MAKEUP, Physicians Formula Organic Wear, $10.95. For a daytime look, use a light hand when applying a single coat of mascara to darker and lengthen your lashes. For evening, apply two or three coats and wiggle the wand side to side while pulling through to create thickness and volume for a more defined eye.
BE TRUE, Tata Harper, $28. Your natural lip pigment is usually the best lip color your could ever wear- especially in the summer when you want your look to be natural and carefree. A hydrating lip conditioner adds a touch of shine, and blends wonderfully with your overall no fuss look. This chap stick from Tata Harper packs an added punch with lip plumping benefits. Use a swipe across your eye lids for a slightly dewy affect.
Stranded on a desert island (and wanting to look our best of course), these are the four products that would make the cut. Do you have any favorites that would make that list?