An even skin tone is absolute imperative. Use a shade slightly lighter than your own skin tone.  Makeup is self-expression and fun – use intense colours, make bold choices, make it your own in every way.

As the weather warms up and seasons change, your skin will change.  Begin building your summer makeup routine by first starting with solid skincare prep.  Summer requires a different type of maintenance when it comes to beauty.   Make sure your summer make-up bag is equipped with the essentials to keep you ‘beautified’.

When summertime comes, your skin surface temperature rises which causes your pores to open and release more oil.

To balance out the oil under your makeup, go for the oil-free moisturizers so you don’t compete with any other shine that will happen naturally.

Every girl should be able to use makeup as her favourite beauty ally.  Buying an adequate foundation may be the most important thing.  Find the one that looks natural, even if it means mixing a few different foundations.

Try your best to apply it evenly. You may want to use a brush or a cosmetic sponge, for extra control, although many girls find it easiest to use their fingers to get it everywhere evenly and blend it out nicely.

As the name itself says it’s simply – foundation – it should be very light and not feel like you have a ton of it on your face.

Everyone can be negatively affected by sun rays if not protected; and of course you want to protect your face.  This summer, ensure that your moisturizer also contains SPF-15.

Lip balm should be the first and last item you have in your make-up bag.

Without a good lip balm, everything else is pointless.  Choose a lip balm with spf-15.  Your lips need a little protection, just like other parts of your body.

The first step to wearing a bold lip is exuding confidence.  Give yourself permission to wear a bright lip.  Do not be afraid to start fresh and be bold.

Bright lips are just about everywhere, so if you are new to colour, scan your favourite magazines or websites for inspiration.

Black women look great in orange, red, and magenta lip shades.

This summer, don’t let runny foundation or disappearing eyebrows ruin your late-night summer soiree.  Tack these beauty tips on your mirror to look flawless all the hot summer day long.

Flaunt your eyes!  Your skin is actually a playground for different eye shadows.  While on fair skin bold mixes can seem like too much, you have the luxury to experiment with deep colours. Black eye shadow and the smoky eyes look will look absolutely enticing on your skin and eyes!

Until next week. Stay Fabulous.

October 2015
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