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Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips

There’s no question summer brings a lot of wonderful things with it. Hot summer days at the beach and warm summer nights under the stars – what’s not to love? For starters, all that heat also brings humidity, which can do a number on your hair and your skin. It can make it hard to enjoy what summer has to offer when you’re trying to stand perfectly still to keep your makeup from running down your face. Well, don’t sweat it because we’ve got 5 tips for summer-proofing your look that will keep you looking fresh and hot in a good way!

1. Multi-tasking moisturizer

Regardless of the heat, it’s important to use moisturizer. You can opt for an oil-free, light-weight version in the summer to minimize greasiness. Do yourself a favor and look for one with UV protection of at least SPF 30 so you don’t have to put on another product.

2. Prime the pump with primer

If you’ve never used primer, you’re missing the boat. A good primer will help your makeup stay put for longer. For some multi-tasking magic, try mixing it with your foundation in the summer.

3. Change up that blush

Your powder blush will literally be dust in the wind in the hot summer weather. Swap it out for a cream blush for a blush with staying power.

4. Choose your shades wisely

Heavier, darker colors are more noticeable when they start melting off your face. Steer clear of deep color and go for sheer or nude shades that lighten things up nicely.

5. Don’t lay it on too thick

Less is more in the summer, so don’t be afraid to sport a little tinted moisturizer and forego all the heavy foundation and concealer. You can add a little bronzer to the areas of your face the sun hits for a golden summer glow.

Enjoy all the things summer has to offer with the confidence that you’re putting your best and freshest face forward! If you’ve got a passion for helping people do the same, maybe a career in the beauty industry is right for you! If you’d like to learn more about the world of beauty, check out Continental School of Beauty. Continental has been helping students launch careers in cosmetology, barbering and esthetics for over 55 years! Contact us today to schedule a tour of one of our campus locations and get on the path to your beautiful future!

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