Bronzed Beauty With Tarte Cosmetics

Summer makeup should be breezy fun, but the heat and humidity can quickly turn a well put-together look into a melty, smudgy mess. Summer weather might necessitate from some tweaks to your daily routine, however you might find a few ideas good enough to keep year round! The best part about summer is also the worst part for your makeup: the heat. The weather that makes all your favorite outdoor activities possible can also cause your makeup look to literally melt right off your face. The key to avoiding this is a thin base of primer. Many primers are light and smooth enough to allow you to control how much or how little you want to put on your face. Further, a good primer can do double and triple duty. A tinted primer (such as this multi-tasking tinted primer/BB cream from tarte cosmetics) can serve as a foundation replacement, evening out your skin tone and covering blemishes, as a moisturizer to keep your face looking dewy (but not shiny or damp) all day. It even has a broad spectrum SPF of 30 so you don’t have to layer on an extra sunscreen!

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A primer can even serve as a light summer bronzer, adding the lightest sun-touched glow to your summertime look. Consider the colored clay CC primer also from tarte. The light touch of color highlights your skin tone and enhances your natural look without being heavy or cakey, replacing your regular bronzer, while it simultaneously blurs imperfections and neutralizes redness. The stick applicator helps control the level of coverage you desire; you can apply directly with the stick or use your fingers or a sponge if you prefer. Primer should ideally be used as a base for makeup, but just as bronzer brightens your skin and adds warmth to your look; incorrectly applied bronzer can easily slide from light and lovely to less authentic. Consider using the clay primer as you would a bronzer, by hitting the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits: your forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose.

Try these primer ideas for summer, it might be just the refresher your makeup look needs!