Now that 4th of July has come and gone, summer is officially in full swing! It’s time to get gorgeous for beach days, summer vacations, and BBQs. M∙A∙C Cosmetic’s new limited edition To The Beach Collection is here to keep you glowing and gorgeous. And I got to dish with Tiffany Johnston, M∙A∙C Senior Artists, on some summer beauty tips and trends. Check it out…
Hair On The Brain: What’s a quick & easy way to transform your makeup to a summer look?
Tiffany Johnston: The easiest way to take your look to summer time is to sweep some bronzer around the perimeter of your face. It gives you a beautiful bronze halo. M·A·C has a powder bronzer that comes in different shades to coordinate with your skin tone. Use a big fluffy brush like the #150 to make sure it doesn’t look like blush.
HOTB: How do you keep your makeup “melt proof” during hot summer months?
Johnston: In order to keep your makeup melt proof during the hot summer months, you need to check out M·A·C’s long wearing eye products. There is a product called Paint Pot that dries down and sets on the skin to become virtually smudge proof, water resistant, and transfer resistant for like 12 hours! You could do your makeup in the morning, run some errands, attend a yoga class, take a nap and wake up looking fresh and new! Who doesn’t want that ease in their life? And the Paint Pot isn’t where it ends; they have long wearing eyeliners, and of course their entire line of M·A·C Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour.
HOTB: What are some of your favorite new M·A·C products this summer?
Johnston: My favourite M·A·C products for summer are the Lustre Drops from To the Beach. They give me that perfect sun kissed, drenched, dewy look that makes me just want to show off my skin!
HOTB: Is there a makeup product that you should ditch during summer months?
Johnston: I’m a fan of ‘must have’ beauty products, so there is rarely a product I would ditch during the summer months. I’ll tell you what I’d stock up on though: SPF! In the summer, the sun is out and delivering more than just the required amount of vitamin D. We need to be smart and protect ourselves, not just from aging but from harmful long term effects. I love the Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50. It’s double duty as a primer and sunscreen makes it invaluable.
HOTB: Do you have a favorite makeup tip that you would like to share?
Johnston: For summer months my favourite tips would be “less is more”. Experiment with less foundation and apply powder where you need it. If your foundation is a bit more see through, the makeup takes on a fresher appearance without any effort from you at all. Let your freckles show a little. It’s their time to shine!