Expert Summer Beauty Tips
Let’s be honest: There’s nothing like that gorgeous glow you get in summer. But the hot and humid weather also presents its share of downsides, from sun damage to oily skin. No worries — The Shops at Columbus Circle has got you covered. We asked Dominique Jenelle, Beauty Advisor and Makeup Artist at FACE Stockholm for her expert advice on how to get through the dog days of summer looking and feeling gorgeous.
What are your top tips for looking great this season?
Be light, free, and flirty. Use proper suncare: A designated SPF for face and body is ideal. A good lipstick and a pair of sunglasses will make you look great. And for a flirty effect, use false lashes when the sun goes down and the shades come off.
Should you use a different moisturizer?
In the warmer months, it’s smart to switch your daily moisturizer to a formula that is oil-free and lightweight. Consider a tinted moisturizer, bb cream, water-based, or mattifying foundation. Each formula will give you a light coverage that allows your skin to breathe.
Anything to know about makeup and the heat?
Less is more: You don't want a full face. Apply concealer and blend seamlessly, then finish by setting with FACE Stockholm Loose Powder. Waterproof products are also a great choice. Our Cream Eyeshadow comes in 20 shades, is waterproof, and can be used as a shadow base or worn alone. And bronzer in the summer is a must-have. A matte formula is best: Multifunctional in use, it allows you to contour your face and add a sun-kissed glow.
What about skincare?
The heat can cause sweating, which attracts dirt and oil and can lead to breakouts. The best way to keep problematic skin at bay is with a foam cleanser and exfoliating wash. Use a makeup remover first, then a deep cleanser twice a day. Toners are very important: They balance your skin, keeping the oil-to-water ratio balanced, allowing your skin to feel cool and refreshed.
Any sunscreen advice?
Apply the appropriate sunscreen based on a particular activity. For a morning run, SPF 20-30 is ideal. A day at the beach calls for a broad spectrum SPF 50 (or more). For an early evening dinner date, SPF in your tinted moisturizer will do the trick. Here at FACE Stockholm, we have the perfect tinted mineral moisturizer called Nyans. It has SPF 20 and comes in a slim container that’s perfect to throw in your bag for easy summer travel.
Anything else to keep in mind?
FACE Stockholm has great products, but we also provide impeccable artistry and client care. Keep this in mind for your special occasions this season — we offer an array of makeup services, from business meetings to bridal parties.