Just like the super moon, summer is starting to wane, and I’m beginning to feel a little wistful about everything al fresco. We all look our best in summer, the net result of eating farmer’s market fresh produce, being outdoors and feeling refreshed. But while we can’t stop the earth from turning, we can keep summer alive all year by keeping the glow going into fall. The key is to not go too orange---you don’t want to look like a contestant from Dancing with the Stars! I’ve spent years perfecting a timeless summer look with bronzers and luminous liquid makeup for my high profile clients and here are all my secrets.
|Sisley's Eye Concealer|
Go Deep: The steps for a summer glow is to hydrate the skin then go slightly darker with your skin tone. For good hydration, I have found that nothing feeds summer-parched skin better than argan oil. Layered under foundation, it emulsifies the makeup, allowing it to become sheer, like a veil. My must have foundation is Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau, and its name says it all…it’s like a chemise for the skin. If you are still oil-aversive, try Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer in a tone slightly darker than your own which incorporates these two steps in one. Whatever route you choose, blend, blend, blend with your fingers, fanning out towards the ears and down the neck. The warmth of your hand will help the liquid melt into your skin flawlessly. It’s important that it looks sheer---like the light is coming through the complexion.
|Tom Ford's Bronzing Powder|
|Young Brooke Shields|
|Belle de Jour by Nars|
Then, go out! Makeup is great for self-esteem but going outdoors is food for the soul! No matter what the weather, air and exercise feed the skin and spirit and your mind is always en soleil!