All summer long we’ve been diving into how fun but damaging summer can be on the hair and skin and how we can protect ourselves (if you haven’t read our last two summer inspo blogs, stop now and go back!) Now comes the fun stuff! We’ll get into fun summer hair, and makeup looks. This post is dedicated to a quick and easy Summer Glow makeup look. Smith and Cult is a makeup line inspired by the “dualism expressions of beauty” as described on their website. With a line range including nail lacquer, lip lacquer, blush/bronzers, eye palettes, mascara, eye pens and highlighters, well draw inspiration from this to create a beautiful summer glow look!
The first step is SKIN- if you haven’t read our summer skin care blog, take a minute to read over the fantastic products Oribe offers to indulge your skin in hydration here
After you’ve taken care of your skin, you want to add a lightweight foundation or BB cream. This won’t give you a full coverage look, but we’re shooting for the opposite, an excellent thin coverage so you the summer heat won’t melt off your makeup! After you’ve worked on your foundation, take the Smith and Cult Book of Sun Blush/Bronzer Chapter 1 and add the beautiful bronzy color all over the hollow parts of the face, along with the temples and anywhere the sun would naturally touch the skin. This Blush/Bronzer duo gives a subtle, natural color that gives a long-lasting glow. Next, take the lovely peachy color along the apples of your cheek. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some to the top of your nose to create a blushed appearance. Now for highlight: take the Smith and Cult Summersault: Gold Peached (isn’t that a perfect name?!) with either your ring finger or with a Beauty Blender and add to the tops of your cheeks. This highlighter is a lightweight stick that created a high shine, soft-focus finish. It gives a beautiful buildable highlight with its light diffusing pigments.
Now let's move onto eyes; as we talked about before we’re doing a quick summer glow look, so the primary focus is glowy skin. The eyes are super simple as we want the skin to be the primary focus. With the Smith and Cult Noonsuite quad palette, take the darker copper color and add all over to the eyelid. You can either use a wet brush for an amplified look, or your ring finger. Next, take the lighter bronzey and add that on top of it to add a little more lightness. Finally, use the light champagne and add it to the inner corners of the eyes and right under your eyebrows, this brings light back into your eyes and makes it POP.
Finally, we’ll work on the final finishing touches. Take the Smith and Cult Mascara Lash Dance mascara and add to your top and bottom lashes, add some brow gel and add a lip color. If you’re looking for longevity, apply Smith and Cult’s matte stain lip Kissing Tiny Flowers; this long-wearing, pigment-rich formula will give you long-lasting color without drying out your lips. If you’d prefer to add something with shine, apply their lip gloss One Word Chorus for a beautiful glossy finish.
The look is complete! If you want to follow some trends, take your bronze from the Book of Sun palette, an angled makeup brush and use the pointed corner of the brush to dip into the bronzer to add some faux freckles! This brings a healthy glow to the skin; add anywhere you’d like- along with your nose, or on your cheeks. This summer glowy skin makeup look can take your gorgeous natural complexion and take it to the next level!