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Radiant Summer Skin in 4 Easy Steps!

June 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

by Sarah Alaskar and Fiona Lee
Product reccomendations by our stylist:  Kia Thomas

Your skin is very important, so be good to it! It is one of the largest organs our bodies have, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin can help it do its job better - helping you LOOK radiant and FEEL energized.  Having clean, clear skin can boost your confidence by keeping you looking your best everyday – making sure you look great for the ‘gram!  

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Photo: Monica Hahn Photography | monicahahnphotography.com

Simple Step 1:

Prevention is key. Inside the Style Studio, our make-up artist Kia Thomas is giving you some tips on keeping your skin hydrated and healthy for that fresh dewy summery skin on-camera and off!  Before stepping into the sun,  our stylist Kia Thomas suggests applying Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50.  Supergoop is  not your toddler’s SPF.  It’s fantastic to hydrate and protect your skin, without leaving a sticky white cast like so many sunscreens do.  

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Photo: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation | sephora.com

Simple Step 2:

For summer FOUNDATION,  our studio stylist Kia opts for NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, which gives a phenomenal buildable (but lightweight) coverage for a radiant, light, natural ‘summer skin’ finish.  Both available at Sephora!  

Simple Step 3:

Finally, find a CHEEKY WATER BOTTLE this summer… Fill it at least 5 times (ideally 8 times) a day.  Water is the magical serum for youthful skin.  It flushes out the toxins that causes blemishes, acne and oil clogging pores.  It has no calories, no caffeine but keeps your energy up and help you stay refreshed!

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Photo: Swell Bottle | swellbottle.com

How to Apply Foundation for that Light, Summery Look?

Photo: Original Beauty Blender| nordstrom.com

 

Instead of smearing your foundation in with your hands, try using a BEAUTY BLENDER in light dabbing motions. This will help set your foundation evenly with a pore-less finish.  Beauty Blenders are a great way to prevent heavy build up avoiding the look a of thick ‘cakey’ foundation coverage.  Instead, it will give you an even lightweight natural looking summer finish.  

Simple Step 4:

Don’t forget to use a light FINISHING POWDER after your foundation to set the look, take away any stickiness to your foundation and give you a true clean skin look and feel.  We use Sephora’s Matte perfection foundation powder at the studio.  

“Product is half the equation, application is the other.  Wear your look with confidence and realize your true beauty.”  

~Monica Hahn

Fashion & Beauty Photographer


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