Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sparkle All Summer Long: Makeup

Most of us want to sparkle and shine (figuratively not literally) in the summer.  We want that summer glow but without looking as if we've just walked 10 miles in 95 degree heat.   Here are four tips from celebrity makeup artist Kriss Blevens of Kriss Cosmetics to keep your makeup looking fresh and beautiful in the heat.

Tip #4:  Shine in the Right Place
So now that we've got our bronzing powder to keep us looking fresh, our mineral eye shadow to survive the heat, and our mineral lipstick, why not add a lip polish?  If you do get slightly shiny in the humidity, you might as well distract from it with some dazzling shine on your lips.  A pencil, mineral lip color and a lip shine or gloss last a long, long time.  (Twelve hours at my wedding!)  For a natural look during the summer, Kriss Cosmetics suggests you may want to think about a shade close to your lip color.

Tip #3:  Mineral Lipstick
 If you want a lipstick with staying power in the heat, a mineral lipstick is a great choice, according to Kriss Cosmetics.   I've had great success with a mineral lipstick.  One other tip Kriss has always told me is to use a lip liner before you apply your lipstick for some serious staying power.   Kriss Cosmetics has an indelible waterproof lip liner with a brush if you're spending a day at the pool/beach or want some serious staying power at the office.   

Just some background, Kriss is famous for her lipstick.  She created a special blend of lipstick for then Sen. Hillary Clinton when she was running for president called "Debate."  You can read more about it and her transformation of Clinton here.

Tip #2:  Mineral Eye Shadows
If you're looking for an eye shadow that doesn't melt or smudge in the heat, Kriss Cosmetics says mineral eye shadows stay very well in the heat. Another bonus is that you can use some of them as eye liner as well, which means your liner will stay put in the heat too!

     Tip #1:  Wear a Bronzing Powder
A bronzing powder will not only give your skin a nice healthy glow without any UV rays and it will also help keep away too much shine on a scorcher of a day.  Kriss Cosmetics adds a golden bronzer is universally flattering. 

Thanks to celebrity makeup artist Kriss Blevens of Kriss Cosmetics for all of these hot weather makeup tips.  Kriss is an expert at painting the faces of U.S. Presidents and presidential candidates who are under hot lights and under high pressure for hours in televised debates.  There is no test quite like that for character or for makeup. Kriss also applied my wedding makeup on a 90-plus degree day and it stayed perfect for more than 12 hours!

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