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Quick summer makeup tips

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Makeup can be a girl's best friend if used correctly. The trick is to make it look natural and effortless, just how a summer look should be.Though being makeup-less is not always ideal, adopting a look that spells ''healthy glow'' should be high on one's agenda. Here are a few simple makeup tips:• Always use a primer as it adds moisture to the skin and evens out skin tone creating a great base to work on.• Do away with heavy foundations. Use a light water-based or mineral foundation instead. If you have good skin, don't cover it up with a concealer. Let it remain natural, or use a tinted moisturizer.• Bronzers add extra warmth to the skin. During summer, apply a bronzer using light strokes on the cheekbones, a little on the forehead, chin and nose. Don't go crazy though because you don't want to look overdone or overbaked.• Blush tints are great to use. Apply cream blush or tint using your fingers to create a lovely flush.• Matte or shimmery eye shadows are fun to use, but use those in light pastel hues as they can add softness to your look.• A simple gloss or nude lipstick usually does the trick and creates the perfect summer look.It is always nice to be comfortable with your makeup. High humidity and heat can cause makeup meltdown which is tedious to deal with, so why would you put yourself in that position? Remember, makeup is meant to enhance our looks, not change them. So don't go overboard.Handy Hints:• Use light, water-based or mineral foundations.• Apply a cream blush or tint using only your fingers.• Use a primer to even out skin tone, moisturize skin.Source: Special to Classifieds