Summer is almost upon us; there’s a spring in your well-maintained, freshly pedicured toasties, and who can blame you? There’s less stress, freedom from school, new travel plans and the promise of sun-filled days hanging out with your cheer friends. Just think of all the cute beach party sundresses and petite small shoes butterfly sandals you’ll be strutting. However, have you thought about all the fresh, new makeup trends out there now? Here are a few makeup tips and trends for summer that’ll keep you feeling cool, yet looking your hottest. It’s just one more reason to celebrate pre-summer giddiness.

Get Cheeky With It

For pool time, go with a sheerer blush for that natural “just-back-from-the-gym,” look. This works especially well if you’ve not yet acquired your first tan of the season. A shimmery peach, natural pink or light rose blusher artfully applied to your cheeks, nose and forehead will make you look happy, young and healthy. If you’re not sure which colour will best suit you, here’s a neat little makeup trick. Pull your bottom lip down and check the colour. That’s your daytime summer blush colour. Cool, huh?

Night-time escapades call for a more dramatic effect. Buy a combination of two coordinating blusher shades. One should be deeper in colour, the other lighter. Save some coin and purchase them together in a compact. Just smile for that tried-and-true method for applying blush. See those apples? In a circular motion, apply the lighter shade onto those sweet cheeks. Next, sweep the darker blush straight up towards the cheekbone line. Women with fuller faces rely heavily on this summer makeup tip, as it defines the cheekbones and accentuates the lips. However, the key is to blend, blend, then blend some more. You want dimension, not racer stripes.

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Summer is almost upon us; there’s a spring in your well-maintained, freshly pedicured toasties, and who can blame you? There’s less stress, freedom from school, new travel plans and the promise of sun-filled days hanging out with your cheer friends. Just think of all the cute beach party sundresses...