With the beautiful weather we have been having & the summer months ahead, I wanted to start off my first OCM blog with some great summertime makeup & skin care tips!
As a makeup artist, my favourite part of doing makeup starts first with good skin. Over the years I have been lucky enough to try out so many different products & I have definitely discovered my personal faves! Skin care is not just designed for the face, but for the rest of our bodies. It's important to exfoliate & hydrate especially in the summertime heat. My first product that is an absolute essential part for body care is Lalicious Body Scrub. I have tried every kind of body scrub and this one is hands down the very best! Lalicious contains coconut, sweet almond, vitamin E and Marula oils that is nourishing to the skin and provides natural hydration that will last you all day. This product line is also paraben, gluten & sulfate free which is always good to know that you are putting good healthy products on your skin.
Another newly discovered product that I love is 100% natural and proudly Canadian! Poetic Blend luxury face & body oils, these beauty oils are created for all skin types and leave amazing results on the skin. I have been using them for the last few weeks & have already noticed a huge difference in how hydrated and glowing my skin looks & feels from it.
Another important but often overlooked skin care step is good lip care. If you want to create a beautiful nude glossy lip or want a matte pop of pink on your lips, an important step is to exfoliate your lips. My favourite product for this is Sara Happ Lip scrub. To hydrate your lips after you exfoliate you can then apply Sara Happ lip slip. The combination of these two products is magic in creating soft beautiful lips.
When creating your summertime glow one of the most frequently asked questions is about self-tanners & how to create a natural bronzed glow without the damage from the sun. I have literally tried everything on the market & have tried to find the best product to create that beautiful J LO look that we all love so much.
By far my most favourite product that I am currently using is called RCK ( Red Carpet Kolour) body glow. It's not a self-tanner, but a body glow that comes in three different shades. Light, medium or tan. RCK is created by world renowned makeup artist Joanna Schlip. She has created a natural-looking, transfer-resistant, & healthy body glow that is the best on the market! RCK conceals skin imperfections & balances skin tones. It's also paraben & fragrance free, quick drying, & won't transfer onto your clothes. Get the best bronzed healthy glow for this summer! You will love the look & notice a difference instantly in your skin.
Another good skin tip for when you are travelling & don't have much time for a good skin care regime is sheet masks. They are easy to travel with, hydrating for the skin & leave your skin feeling refreshed after travelling. Maskeraide is a great sheet mask that is cutely packaged & you can tuck in your purse for a quick mask when you are on the go!
Last but not least, let's talk about makeup remover for your skin. My new favourite (and another Canadian product line) are juicy bamboo cloths. They are natural, smell amazing, non-toxic, & remove makeup in one quick swipe.
All of these amazing skin products will not only help you attain that beautiful summertime glow, but they're also healthy. Another benefit is that all of these products can be found locally in Saskatchewan. Shop local to find products Tryst Boutique, Beverly Ashdown, Le Lash Makeup Boutique, Organic Tan, Blush Beauty Bar, Makeup Lounge & Style Bar, Pretty Little Things Esthetics, Ginette Hall Makeup Artist, Pretty Face Makeup Studio, and Holly Decker Makeup Artistry.