HOW-TO: 3 Summer-Proof Make-up Looks

By Chandler Rollins | 05/31/2013 1:39:00 PM


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.


click image to zoomJames pro tip,”Take Make Up For Ever Aqua Black inside the eye as well. It stays all day and gives added depth and dimension that delivers a gorgeous grunge look with polish and sophistication. For even more daring drama add Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics deep burgundy Lip Tar in Black Dahlia. This was featured in New York Fashion week on multiple designer runways including the debut of Chicago based designer Juju Lacour for his collection Maison de Lacour.” 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.


click image to zoomJames pro tip, ”Try blotting paper from Nurturing Force as an easy carry in any hand bag or cosmetic kit for keeping the makeup shine free. If you want to add in a bit of glamour or drama bring in Temtpu Airbrow for an elegant eyebrow that never moves and will frame your gorgeous metallic eye.” 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.











click image to zoomJames pro tip,”The brush can make all the difference. Use Crown Brush Small Oval Foundation Brush for applying blush that is balanced and natural and gives the look like it is glowing through your own skin”. 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.


The Makeup Show will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9am to 6pm and Monday, June 10, 2013 from 9am to 5pm at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago. For more information, schedule of events and prices, please visit

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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