When we think of summer we envision warm weather well spent with our friends and family by the beach. We like to think that summer is a time that we can relax, put our hair up and be lazy with our make up, however, in reality, it is not. We still feel the need to keep up with the latest beauty trends, but perhaps in a more natural way. To help you out with your summer look, we asked our stylist and makeup artist to share their expertise on effortless yet stylish summer looks.
Summer time is all about keeping it simple and fresh. Our favorite makeup look for “Summer Sixteen” is a more natural look that features clean, dewy, and hydrated skin. According to our makeup artists, sculpting, contouring and baking are not encouraging during the summer time because beside taking time and effort, these techniques look unnatural and are better suited for special events. We asked our makeup artist Olta Joxhe to share some tips and tricks on what products to use and how to create a daytime “no-makeup makeup” look.
Olta says, “My favorite summer look is to create a simple look with a dewy finish that you can wear everyday; whether you’re at the pool, beach or just hanging out. I love using multi-functional products. My favorite product at the moment is the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops. This product is amazing as it makes skin look luminous without being oily. I like to mix 2 drops into my foundation and apply the mixture all over my face with a synthetic flat kabuki brush. After that, I use a Beauty Blender to blend; this gives me an airbrush effect. If you want a look that is more dewy, I recommend using a lightweight sheer foundation. For dimension, I apply a small amount of bronzer all over my face and a powder highlight above my cheek bones. I finish this look with a few coats of mascara and a hydrating lip balm and I’m ready to go in 5 minutes. What is great about this look is that you can easily add on some eyeshadow, eyeliner or even a bold lip to transition to a night time look. The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops also add a beautiful glow when mixed in with body lotion.”
We also recommend sticking with a natural, effortless look for the hair. We asked stylist Madavy Kae to share her tips and tricks for easy summer hairstyles.
“Volume and texture remain in style – especially for the summer – as we have seen on countless magazines and on social media platforms,. The high temperatures and out-of-control humidity levels may make hair certain styles difficult to
achieve, but they actually make some styles easier to achieve. I advise a large portion of my clientele who have textured to curly hair to use a mousse or a light gel after washing their hair and braiding in, afterwards they can unbraid the hair and use a dry texturing spray to tousle it. This method is great if you are spending the day at the beach or pool or to keep your hair out of the way at night time. Another low-maintenance style that works with any hair type is a beautiful blossomed side-braid. To do this, I recommend using a light weight oil or moisturizing cream to help you create a side braid. Then, blossom it for a natural look, and take a small brush and gently brush the hair line.
These are some of our favorite tips and tricks for “Summer Sixteen”. We hope we have inspired you and that you will use some of our tips and tricks for your daily summer beauty routine! Tag us on our Instagram (@salonacote) with your recreations of these low maintenance summer looks and leave a comment under the post to share your thoughts or any of the tricks you use during the summertime!