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Give your summer beauty regimen a boost with essential makeup

Keep your summer beauty regimen simple with bronzer, tinted lip balm and mascara.
Keep your summer beauty regimen simple with bronzer, tinted lip balm and mascara.
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Give your summer beauty regimen a boost with a few essential cosmetics no makeup bag should be without. Brighten your skin and take off years with a few simple makeup tips and without the damaging effects of the sun.

The calendar might say summer is winding down, but the weather tells a slightly different story. There are still a few more weeks left to enjoy the summer. Extend the “summer glow” into early fall with a few summer makeup tips, which was partially written about earlier in June (link below), without basking in the sun’s rays.

In the mentioned article Georgie Eisdell, celebrity makeup artist with an impressive resume, believes “summer makeup should be simple and reflective of a summer glow, without actually having spent hours in the sun.” With a few essential items and a good bronzer your summer beauty regimen could be affordable and low maintenance.

Eisdell recommends a “bronzer, a pop of color on the cheeks and tinted lip balm.” The Long Island Beauty Lookbook Examiner would also add to the above a tinted moisturizer with SPF and mascara, water and smudge-proof if outdoor activities are on the horizon. But, which makeup fits the bill without breaking the bank?

For radiant skin try Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. It is lightweight and gives an illuminating glow without looking orange. Aging skin requires concealer that hides dark circles and blends away fine lines. L'Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Concealer provides instant results. Makeup tip: do not douse the entire under eye area in concealer or you will look like a raccoon. Look in a mirror and tilt the head down as the eyes gaze forward. Only apply concealer to the shadowy areas of the skin. A bronzer, which does quadruple duty as a blush and highlighter and contours and bronzes is linked above, is affordable and is a favorite of this beauty writer. However, for a pop of sheer color on the cheeks, L' Oreal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush adds a sun kissed glow and flawless skin with smooth pores.

There are two tinted lip balms that have become an obsession, both from L’Oreal Paris. One, Colour Riche Balm Pop, has a matte cream finish and the other is Colour Riche Glossy Lip Balm Crayon. Both moisturize dry summer lips. And as for waterproof mascara that adds incredible length and fullness with fibers, visit the Younique article below for further details. However, a cost-effective alternative from L’Oreal Paris is the Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara, which adds volume and doesn’t smudge, perfect for all day use. Even if you go without eyeliner and shadow, adding mascara takes years off the face.

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