Watching your makeup melt away in the Summer heat is not only frustrating, it's also preventable. MAC senior artist Gina Bettelli created a beautiful everyday makeup look that uses longwear products to ensure your makeup stays in place no matter the heat index. Click through to get her flattering look that will stay put until it's time to wash it off.
Warmer temperatures mean bronzer becomes part of most people's makeup routines. Whether you're a bronzing fanatic or still warming up to it, this glowing makeup look by MAC senior artist Gina Bettelli will help you create a sun-kissed glow that takes you easily from day to night and everything in between. Plus, the neutral shades make it a go-to look for all skin tones.
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I got married in November 2010, and the look created by my makeup artist, Victoria Stiles, is one that I return to again and again! It was fresh-faced and pretty, exactly how I wanted to look on my big day. Here are the steps and products to do it yourself.
Start with clean, moisturized skin [I love Mario Badescu's Orange Cleansing Soap ($12) and Simple's Protecting Light Moisturizer ($13)] and smooth on a makeup primer that will help your look stay on all day. Smashbox's Photo Finish Color Correcting version ($15-$38) helps me to pare down my pink undertones and gives me a neutral canvas. For foundation, there is nothing better than Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation ($42). The finish is flawless, but you look like you are wearing next to nothing. I like to apply it with Urban Decay's Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush ($25). To conceal any spots or hyperpigmentation, follow up with Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer Pencil ($15). It goes on very smooth, and it erases all spots. Learn the rest of the look now.
In today's episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, host Jackie Perdue shares how to take your makeup from day to night in a few easy steps. So save time and transform your look in a flash. All it takes is four key makeup items, along with the right lighting, and you're well on your way.
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There's nothing like a fabulous bridal shower to kick-start the Summer season. Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest, you'll realize that the key to looking glamazing for the festivities is to keep your look fun and simple (that includes fashion, too!). Here are some tips for a gorgeous natural look.
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We are upon that other festive time of year, chock-full of weddings and celebrations around the big day. Your Summer months are likely full of engagement parties and weddings. While evening special-occasion makeup is one thing, bridal showers offer a great opportunity for soft and fresh makeup.
For these special afternoons, I prefer a natural and luminous look: flawless for photos but still feminine and light. Not to mention, this amped-up everyday look is perfect for a date night or brunch with girlfriends. And it is easy!
First, I like to prep clean skin with a sheer BB cream. The newest from Kiehl's offers great sun protection — a whopping 50 SPF — for outdoor venues. Use a damp Beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator to get even and light coverage. Make sure to blend to your neck and focus coverage on the center of your face.
I like to skip complicated eye shadow in favor of a single shade of cream eye shadow like MAC Paint Pots in Painterly. Curl eyelashes, making sure to bend and lift the curler while clamping lightly at the base. A swipe of liquid liner just along the roots of top lashes defines the eye. I like the Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates. Finish with a coat of waterproof mascara; you never know if there will be a tearjerker moment at a shower. I'm loving Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara in Very Black for full and fluffy lashes.
Finish off the face with a swipe of bronzer below the cheekbones, along the temples, and below the jawbone. I also like to add a little swipe on each side of my nose to elongate. The new Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti contains coconut oil and smells so beachy! The coconut oil acts as an emollient and adds a healthy radiance to skin.
Add a touch of highlighter on the brow bone and cheekbone. Mark That's Brilliant Face & Eye Luminizer has a brilliant brush applicator and blends for a natural luminosity. Just a simple plumping lip gloss will keep the pout hydrated and smooth. The new Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Lip Cooler has a cooling sensation that's perfect for hot days and it even buffs away dry skin.
Voilà! You look natural, fresh, and pretty — all set for a day of celebration for the bride-to-be.
Filling in and shaping your eyebrows might seem like a nonessential step in the morning routine, but the effort is more than worth it. Not only do well-groomed eyebrows frame your eyes, but they can make you look more polished and even younger, too. In this episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, host Jackie Perdue shares how to get beautiful brows. These steps work to get the perfect brow shape for every face.
Winged eyeliner provides a polished, sophisticated element to any style, but it requires far more precision, making it trickier to achieve. That's why we called on the help of MAC senior artist Gina Bettelli to give us a rundown on how to get the perfect flick with your eyeliner. Check out our step-by-step guide to mastering winged eyeliner now.
Glasses may make a big fashion statement, but they can sometimes stifle your creativity when it comes to eye makeup. The lenses in your glasses actually magnify your eyes, so it's the perfect opportunity to highlight one of your best features. Find out how to modify your favorite makeup looks for frames.
Regardless of how big your lips are, you can make them appear larger in a flash with a few simple tricks. In our latest episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, host Jackie Perdue walks you through how to fake fuller, bigger lips in under a minute. Watch now — and make sure to catch more Lazy Girl tips on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide.