TIPS FROM THE EXPERT
Christine Jairamsingh - Makeup Artist & Clean Beauty Consultant
The beauty of natural and clean makeup is that many of the products are inherently skincare-based, making them dewy, glowing and hydrating in their very nature. This means that, with the right staples, you don’t have to try too hard to achieve a radiant and fresh look for the summer. A few key techniques will go a long way, and leave you with more time to enjoy the heat!
Here are five ways and key products to have fun and achieve a quick and easy makeup look:
1. Add Pops of Colour to your Lips, Cheeks & Eyes
Add colour to lips, cheeks and eyes in one step and with one product! Use a multi-purpose, pigmented cream stick for convenient application and versatility. Gently swipe on directly to the area and blend with a brush or your fingers. Decide how intense you want the pigment to be by simply layering more or less.
2. Get the Dewy Look
Want a dewy, but subtle, pinched-cheek look with a bit of colour on the lips? Swirl your finger or a brush into a pot of cream colour and blend onto the apples of the cheek, then pat a small amount onto lips like a lip balm. This method will add a beautiful sheen and plumpness, making skin and lips look healthy and even.
3. Glow Naturally
Prefer to not be dewy but want a glow? Try adding a powder highlighter to select areas to deflect the sun and add radiance. There are many areas where highlighter can be applied. Using a brush or your finger, blend highlighting powder or cream onto the top of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, under the brow and to the inner corner of the eye.
4. Let your Brows Make an Impact
Brows can glow, too! Apply your favourite clear lip balm or brow serum and brush up and blend in with a brow brush (spoolie). This adds a flexible hold and a structured look without being high maintenance. It also looks fresh and pairs well with a glowing summer complexion.
5. Highlight Your Eyes
A wide-eyed makeup look can be as simple as curling lashes and adding some mascara. This looks beautiful with any of the above steps and is a finishing touch to a simplified, but put together, summer look.
Makeup during the summer is all about versatility, convenience and having fun. Natural and clean options lend themselves perfectly to the season and create radiance while nourishing the skin. This proves that it’s possible to take a healthy and minimal approach, but still, achieve your definition of an ideal summer makeup look!
Meet The Expert: Christine Jairamsingh
Christine Jairamsingh is a makeup artist and clean beauty consultant based in Toronto. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and a background in holistic nutrition, she aims to give a unique and fresh perspective on how to incorporate clean beauty choices in an effortless and modern way.
Photo: Angela Lewis
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