The humidity and hot summer days make it nearly impossible for women to keep their make-up looking polished and perfect. Having worked with such celebrities as Florence Welch, Jillian Michaels and Joan Jett, the Makeup Show's Director of Education and Artists Relations, Celebrity make-up Artist James Vincent, knows the perfect tricks to keep your client's complexion set and thier color makeup looking its best. Here are three easy looks he composed to beat the summer heat.


Look 1

Grunge Gorgeousness

This nod to the nineties gives a fashion edge to even the simplest look. Perfect for a day at the beach or brunch with the girls, this effortless look lends itself to dressing up or down.

 STEP 1: Start the look with MAC Face and Body Foundation for sheer, water-proof and sweat-proof coverage. Skip powder and set in place with Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix.

STEP 2: Brows are soft and structured with this look. Try Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil paired with Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel.

STEP 3: Sweep Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Eyeshadow in Topaz or Quartz across the eyelid from brow to lash. Line the bottom and top lash lines with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black for a smudgy, smoky sexiness that stays put.

STEP 4: Complete the look with Stila Lip and Cheek Stain for the perfect pout.


Look 2

Gold Rush

The gilded eye look will have every woman getting attention. Gold is a flattering color for any skintone from the fairest to the darkest.


STEP 1: Mehron No Sweat Skin Prep is the perfect primer for long days that lead into late nights.

STEP 2: Try a BB Cream from Aj Crimson, Embryolisse or Stila for a sheer summer complexion. Set in place with INGLOT Cosmetics new Mattifying 3S Powder for all day wear.

STEP 3: Swipe a bold yellow gold or slightly guilded color over the lid to give yourself a gorgeous glimmering eye. Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows and Aqua Creams and Kett Cosmetics Metallics lend themselves for warm weather looks and never budge.

STEP 4: NARS Multiple in South Beach on lips and cheeks completes this look.











Look 3

Think Pink

Let pink be your signature color by making a monochromatic statement with pink applied everywhere and anywhere in your makeup application.


STEP 1: Apply Grafrobian HD Foundation or Mehron Celebre Pro for a perfect complexion that allows you to control coverage. Set in place with Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Loose Powder.

STEP 2: Eyes get a wash of pink color from crease to lash. For a bolder bright pink, try I Make Your Beautiful or Magnolia Makeup from Viseart available through Alcone NYC. A thin line of blue eyeliner and blue mascara add a subtle hint of color that brightens the eyes. Make Up For Ever Aqua Line and Aqua Mascara is a great option. If your prefer pencil add in Inglot or Anastasia Waterproof Pencils.

STEP 3: Lips are the focal point of this look. Try NARS Satin Lip Pencil in YU paired with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime of if you want a metallic pink pout try Lip Tar in Yaoi.

STEP 4: Complete with Temptu Blush in a large assortment of pink shade colors.


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