Tips For Summer Make Up
|Taking care of yourself is a
daily affair. It is part of that well-groomed look. In
fact, beauty is not just a question of how you look, but
how you feel and at no time is this more relevant than
during the hot days of summer.
grooming both pose problems during summers. Due to
excessive heat and perspiration, make-up never seems to
last. Therefore it should be kept to a bare minimum,
especially during the day.
|After using lipstick, add a touch of
lip-gloss, which actually gives a "cool" look. Or, you
can use frosty lipsticks. You can even add a touch of
your lip-gloss on the centre of the upper eyelids. These
are some of the tricks to look cool.
in lipstick, choose from light pink and mauve, which are
"icy” colors and look cool. It may be a good idea to
stick to lip-gloss during the day. For the night, you
should use brighter colors, as artificial light tends to
drain color. You can go for plum, wine, burgundy, coral,
bronze. You can even wear a bright red at night.
For your eyes
make-up during the day should also be light. In fact,
you can leave out eyeliner and pencil and line your eyes
with brown eye shadow. Then apply mascara. This helps to
darken the eyes, without heavy eye make-up.
the night, eye make-up can be heavier, lining the lids
with eyeliner or pencil. If you use eyeliner, smudge the
line with a sponge applicator. This gives a smoky effect
and is better than a harsh black line. At night, use a
frosted highlight (white or very light color) on the
brow bone and shine on the eyelids.
|As far as
grooming is concerned, the golden rule for summer is
simplicity. Loose, light clothing is much more
appropriate and comfortable during summer. Cotton
shields can be used under the arms to absorb sweat and
protect clothing. Daily changes of clothing are a must.
In fact, in summer two changes of clothing help to avoid
|For your clothes, simple lines and
pastel, serene colors would be suitable. Flowing styles
look and feel cool. Another "cool" trick is to use two
shades of the same color, like two progressive shades of
silver blue or powder pink. Stick to neutral shades and
favor whites. Materials, like cotton, organza, chiffon,
lace and so on, look summery and feel comfortable.
|Avoid synthetic fabrics, as they do not allow
perspiration to evaporate. Tight figure hugging dresses
should also be avoided. Large prints or bold abstract
ones detract from the cool look. Candy stripes and baby
checks in soft pastel shades, trimmed with lace, looks
attractive in hot weather. If you are in the mood for
prints, go for the soft, subtle shades, which merge into
For your feet
special attention to your feet. After washing them well.
Dry thoroughly and apply talcum powder. If you wear
closed shoes, sprinkle some in the shoes too. In the hot
season, slippers and open sandals are best, as they
allow the perspiration to evaporate. However, open
footwear attracts dirt and foot hygiene becomes all the
more important. After a hot day, soak your feet in cold
water, to which some salt has been added.
summer, keep to light fragrances, rather than heavy
concentrated ones. A light cologne or toilet water may
be enough. Floral or lemony fragrances are just right in
summer. Cologne, after a shower, can be most refreshing.