Tutorial: Everyday Summer Makeup For Tanned Skin

I am posting this a bit later than I thought I would, but as Shrek would say “better late than never!” Or does he say “better out than in”? In any case, I am going to show you step by step how to do one of my favorite everyday looks for summer.

This look was created one spring afternoon last year when I was perusing blogs and watching Youtube videos. I came across one that was simple, pretty and included a medley of colors I wouldn’t even think of putting together. It was also a look that could be worn with any outfit, to practically any occasion. That’s when the truth hit me like a Mack (not MAC) truck: every single makeup look I had ever done was custom tailored to a specific outfit. I didn’t have a single look that I thought of as a “go-to” look if I was in a rush and couldn’t think what to put on. I would always color coordinate makeup looks to match the outfit I was wearing. I owned so much makeup, I wanted to find ways to use it all. That meant changing my look every day.

Well, as you can imagine, the makeup artist in me was mortified. How could I make such a dreadful error? I set out right away to rectify my mistake, and came up with this.

I started with UD Eden PP. If you want a more intense color, you can use a gold eye base like MAC Indianwood. I skipped that step and proceeded to apply a peachy shimmer e/s (UD Blaze) over the lid up to the crease using a fluffy brush. I've also used UD Baked in the past, to shake things up. I then use the same brush to apply a rosy gold e/s (Urban Decay X) to the inner 2/3 of the lid for a brighter effect.

Using a crease brush, apply a shimmery rich bronze e/s (MAC Bronze) a little into the crease and into the outer v. Blend with your finger.

Use a matte medium taupe brown e/s (MAC Charcoal Brown) to darken the outer v. Blend with a blending brush.

I applied a pale shimmery gold e/s (WnW Vanity palette) to the inner corner and browbone. Blend with the finger and blending brush.

Apply a dark brown e/l to the upper lashline and lower lashline (to the middle). Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Liner in Dark Chocolate.

Finish up with a squeeze from the eyelash curler and black mascara (PF Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara).

For the cheeks I like to use a peach or coral blush (NARS Torrid is my fave, but I sometimes reach for Deep Throat). Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon is the perfect complement to the shimmery eye makeup and peachy cheeks.

Hope you like it!

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