Looking Sun Kissed with Mineral Makeup and Not the Sun

Cynthia Bailey, MD|July 21, 2012

Updating your makeup for summer is a great way to achieve a beautiful “sun-kissed” glow without the damaging rays of the sun. Here's how I'm helping my clients do that this summer. professional advice for summer makeup

First, create a soft, bronzed glow to your skin tone with Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion. This natural-looking self tanner can be applied to both your face and body. It's ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.avene professional self tanner

Second, enhance your facial complexion with Dr. Bailey’s Mineral Makeup.

Start with a light dusting of Pressed Mineral Foundation. This triple milled, lovely foundation will help to even out your skin tone and to reduce shine. Make sure to apply the Pressed Minerals only where needed with a soft fluffy powder brush– just enough so that your skin will show through.  dermatologist recommended mineral makeup foundation

Next, apply a light dusting of Dr. Bailey’s Loose Mineral Blush in Adobe to give your skin a warm glow and to help contribute to the “sun-kissed” look you are trying to achieve.  dermatologist recommended mineral makeup blush

To finish, apply a feather-light dusting of Dr. Bailey’s Loose Mineral Eye Shadow in Gold on your cheekbones for a delicate golden highlight. This will give your skin warmth and a “lit-from-within” appearance. You'll be using the Gold Mineral Eye Shadow on your eyes too, see below. Third, add just the right eye shadow to add summer color to your eyes. Adding some warmer eye shadow colors to your eyes will give you a “sun-kissed” look for summer.

To achieve sultry summer eyes, begin with Dr. Bailey’s Loose Mineral Eye Shadows. They are very sheer and natural. They also provide long lasting color. mineral makeup eye shadows

  • As an eye base, apply Sand with a large eye shadow brush all over your eyelid.
  • Next, apply Cocoa from your lash line to your crease with a small eye shadow brush.
  • Gently dust Gold all over your eyelid, applying with a large eye shadow brush. This will help to blend the colors and give a touch of golden sparkle.
  • Apply your favorite black or brown eyeliner to your lash line and two coats of black mascara to your lashes to give your eyes more drama.

Fourth, bring your lips into the picture. For your lips, it’s really your choice. A sheer lip balm or gloss, such as Ceralip, would look great or have fun with some of the bright lipstick colors that are popular this summer season. Just a few simple changes in your makeup routine can help you achieve a “sun-kissed” glow, sans sun. If you are interested in having one of our Aestheticians recreate this look for you, just call our front desk at (707) 829-5778 to set up a makeup consultation. MaLinda, Medical Aesthetician professional skin care santa rosa and sonoma county My passion is helping people look and feel beautiful. I have more than nine years of experience in the skincare and cosmetics industry; having worked as a makeup artist, as a makeup and skin care product specialist for a high-end department store, and as an aesthetician. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and history, but I have found my true calling in the world of skincare. I’ve been a licensed aesthetician since 2007. I love helping my clients achieve healthy, beautiful skin and teaching them how to get the results they’re looking for on a daily basis. Everyone is beautiful with unique attributes that make them special. Finding and highlighting these attributes in a person is my passion – and it’s what I love about my career.

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