Lighten Up with Summer Makeup August 05 2014, 0 Comments

Even though we diligently slather sunscreen on our faces, by this time of the summer, we all have a little natural glow to our cheeks. Take advantage of that summer look and lighten up with your makeup! You’ll save a little time in the morning, and give your skin a little break as well. Here are a few tips to help keep you looking sexy all summer long.

* Ditch the foundation. Those heavy makeups tend to slip and slide when we sweat anyway. Make do with a tinted moisturizer and a concealer, and you’ll be surprised at how great your skin looks. Personally, I use a little blush and then apply Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. It feels like silk and does an amazing job of covering up imperfections in the skin. It also helps keep makeup in place, especially on those humid August days.

* Trade in your lipstick for a tinted lip balm. Even our lips get a little color from the sun, and lip balms help highlight the natural color while providing a glossy, fresh-from-the-pool look. Keep those beautiful lipsticks for fall, when the darker colors and heavier styles are more appropriate.

* Lighten up your eyes. There’s no need for heavy eyeliner and fancy glittery shadows. Summer is the time for a clean, fresh look, so less is more. I try to keep my eyeliner thin and light. If you wear eye shadow, find one color you like, such as a coppery bronze or a cheery pink, and apply it lightly. Creams can be a good choice, as they’ll stay in place better in the heat.

* Use water resistant or smudge proof mascara. It’s less harsh than the waterproof varieties, yet still gives you the staying power you need on steamy summer days.

Makeup is a fun way to help us feel sexy, and that’s what we’re all about here at Go Free Pants! Check out our capris, on sale right now and a great choice for summer. Together with a slim tank top and your new summer makeup, you’ll be making a sexy fashion statement the moment you walk out your door.