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(June 16, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Warm days and breezy nights can only mean one thing – summertime is officially here. Looking great in the summer is easy most of the time, but the heat can make looking your best a bit challenging. Warm weather is notorious for melting off makeup, and the light sheen of perspiration the hot sun brings out can get trapped behind your makeup making you break out or simply causing the make up to look oddly out of place. Summertime makeup that works is actually very quick and easy to apply.

Think Light

Summertime means you're outside, playing in the sun and possibly even sweating. This means you need to keep makeup very light and plan ahead.
Sunlight will show things that your make-up mirror at home won't, so be careful with application. Fresh and natural should be your mantra as you go about applying your face. Let's get started!

Skip the Foundation

Regular foundation is a bit too heavy for summertime wear. This includes creams and stick foundations. Instead of applying your normal foundation, find a tinted moisturizer. Preferably your moisturizer should have as high an SPF as you can find. Protecting your skin now is crucial to looking good when you're older.

Apply your moisturizer, but don't cake it on. It should absorb the way lotion does and help give your skin a uniform appearance. If you have a spot or circles under your eyes, you can use just a teeny dab of concealer or brightener, but remember the sun's magnifying properties. It might be better to have a little red spot than to have a little white spot that is obviously hiding a little red spot. It's up to you.

Get the Right Glow

Skin glows in the summertime – sometimes from youth and fun, other times from sweat and oil. It's important to get the right, healthy glow, so dust powder on the T-zone. Your T-zone is your forehead down your nose, and possibly extending a bit onto your cheeks. This is where the shiny look usually happens, so a LIGHT dusting of powder can help absorb the oil that causes that sheen. A heavy dusting will make you look odd in the sunlight, so keep it light and blend it in well.

A bit of sun touched skin can look nice in the summer, but actually tanning your skin can cause serious age spots and wrinkles down the road. Your tinted moisturizer can help give you a glow, and there are even powders that have a built in suntan. You can use those for a light dusting to help stop the sweaty glow and give you a gorgeous summer glow instead. A bit of cream blush rubbed into the apples of your cheeks should stay in place on hot days and give you a look of young health. Be careful not to create circles on your cheeks, just a touch of color.

Eyes and Lips

You've moisturized and evened out your complexion with tinted moisturizer. You've set it and controlled oil with a light dusting of powder. You've given yourself a bit of color, and now it's time for the last few details.

Your eyes need a little something, but not full make-up. Liner and shadow are too heavy for summer days and can cake and run. Instead, find a dark brown or black waterproof mascara. A good application of waterproof mascara should stay put even when you sweat or get splashed and make sure your eyes stand out nicely.

Lipstick is a bad idea for summer. It is cakey and thick and more appropriate for evenings anyway.

Go with a great lip gloss or even a tinted chap stick. The beach can be rough on lips, so a tinted chap stick or gloss is the best of both worlds. Your lips stay soft and kissable but still have a hint of pretty pink to make you look your best.

Clean It Up

Most importantly, when you're done for the day, you need to wash your make-up off very well. Sweat under your make-up can clog pores and cause breakouts. Clean your face well, including your eye area and moisturize well. Light and fresh makeup goes best over skin that is clean and well tended, so keep your skin healthy!


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i_love_soccer_

21/Female
Sappington, MO
Posted On: June 21, 2007
good tips! i dont really wear makeup but u know just in case i nee the tips!!
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famous_last_wo

24/Female
Mesa, AZ
Posted On: June 21, 2007
haha make up is fun
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coolchic16

22/Female
Olympia, WA
Posted On: June 20, 2007
Ok everyone.

If you don't like makeup, WHO CARES. NO ONE.

If you love makeup, good for you. WHATEVER.

You can't get cancer from wearing makeup. And quit trying to rule over everyone else and saying "Oh, people should stop wearing too much makeup." because SOME people actually have their OWN opinion and you're not going to stop any of us.

Now can we all just get on with our lives?
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sommer2

25/Female
Charlotte, NC
Posted On: June 19, 2007
i hate makeup so so much
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catLover4life

19/Female
Posted On: June 19, 2007
My favorite part of makeup is experimenting. Even with the subtle summer colors I can mix up it up! Everyday I can look different!
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princesszelda2

39/Female
Anchorage, AK
Posted On: June 19, 2007
thanks i love make up
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Crayola__

21/Female
Harrisburg, PA
Posted On: June 19, 2007
Mmm..Cool tips. I hate alot of makeup.. >.> I only use eyeshadow for the color and eye liner. Nothing more. Maybe a little lipgloss..but I'm not much of a fan of that anyway.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: June 18, 2007
YO AOLT OF GURLZ WHO WEAR MAKEUP THINK ITS CUTE WHEN THEY PUT A WHOLE GLOB OF IT ON THEY FACE. 1 ITS NOT CUTE AND 2 ITS WAYYY TOO MUCH,U DONT NEED THAT MUCH MAKE UP ON YO FACE. ITS JUST RIDICULOUS. MAKEUP DOES NOT DECLARE UR BEAUTY NOW REMEMBER THAT
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: June 18, 2007
eyeliner(i pull my lashes)

eyeshadow(color)

coverup(when needed)

lip gloss(again color)

That's all I'd wear unless doing a play.
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cornelia_weasl

23/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: June 18, 2007
I don't like too much make up. This lady at my church has about 10 scars from skin cancer. One of which, her nose is actually her cheek. She looks good though. The doctors did a good job.
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: June 18, 2007
I hardly ever wer make up, but I'll keep this in mind if I have to!
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blubbernugget1

20/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: June 18, 2007
i do my make up to cordinate with my outfit so no matter what color i have i always look good i have brown eyes and i can wear brown eyeshadow and i still look great and you can still see my eyes so whatever by the way kimzie213 your wrong on a third of those tips girls should wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and not have to listen to anyones opinion just their own
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SourLemons____

106/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: June 17, 2007
Hi! I think that those are GREAT tips! I have some of my own that I think help a lot and I use them and my skin is fine and so is my hair!

1-I use Clean & Clear Oil-Free Deep Cleansing face wash...it is VERY useful! i just started using it yesterday and my face is already clearer

2-i make sure to wash my hair before and after i get out of the pool..this is a good tip to keep hair healthy and to stengthen it

3-use lip gloss, but add SPF chap stick underneath it to keep lips looking uper sleek

4-use frizz-remover shampoo, and Pantene conditioner..it is a good mix

5-use very little foundation...try bare minerals..their things are AMAZING!

6-make sure to ALWAYS use sun tan lotion to keep your skin looking glowy

i hope this helps!

I LOVE TIHS ARTICLE

Jae
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: June 17, 2007
i find make-up a waste of time, but those were really great tips---especially about the tinted mosterizer (sp?)

girls are being so ignorant about what heavy make-up does to your skin (MAKES IT BREAK OUT) and natural is IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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narcissa_potte

21/Female
Nampa, ID
Posted On: June 17, 2007
Great tips! I need those. Anything on hair if you have it would be an awsome!
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