Simple Summer Staples

A change of season is the ideal time to switch up your makeup. While a heavier lipstick or darker eyeshadow might work in the winter, many opt for something lighter in the summer. There are many different ways to change up your makeup, from what you wear on your eyes and lips, to how much coverage you want on your skin.


Here are your top makeup looks for simple summer staples!

Glowing skin is the ultimate summer beauty look. Think clean, effortless no-makeup makeup. There are so many skincare creams infused with makeup that offer easy natural coverage. From BB and CC creams to water tints, these contains active ingredients to help the natural skin texture. It’s perfect for makeup on-the-go and ideal for busy lifestyles! For a perfect pick-me-up glow around the eyes tap Inglot’s AMC Under Eye Illuminator onto the inner corners of your eyes to instantly brighten and open up your eyes.

You can apply it under the brow bone for an “lifting” effect, done the bridge of the nose, or even across the upper lip and cupid’s bow to create the optical illusion of fuller lips. This daily MUA essential has satin pearl pigments and a built-in primer that ensures bonding to the skin’s surface and a long-lasting finish. And it’s perfect for photoshoots because of its light reflecting properties!

Get ready for the return of bronzer for summer, but with a 90s twist. To do this, use a cream or water-tinted bronzer to give skin a subtle wash of color. This will do a beautiful job emphasizing your natural bone structure.


Apply lightly if you want to be able to see your real skin through it. The effect depends on the application, since the product is buildable you can achieve a subtle or bold effect of sun-kissed, tanned skin. AIOMUA recommends the Always The Sun Glow Face, offered in Inglot’s Freedom System. The main feature of the Freedom System palettes is their reusability. When you run out of product keep the palette and pop in a new one into it. With Inglot’s environmentally friendly makeup line, you’ll feel and look good in bronze splendor!

Glass blush is a thing and it’s radiant. Once you do it once, it’ll become key to your summer go-to look. Blush formulas have come a long way. Gone are the days of chalky powder blushes that sit on the skin. For summer, look for cream and liquid formulas that bounce light away from the skin for a multi-dimensional look, To get this look, the

AMC Face Blush Liquid glides on effortlessly for your natural summer glow with a pop of color. It’s a talc-free blush formula with treated pigments that provide sheer yet intense color. Perfect for dry skin, the product is also longwearing. Its creamy formula allows easy application and blending. The colors available are very vibrate so AIOMUA suggests mixing them with a liquid highlighter to soften the shade and add a subtle glow. Highly recommended!

Enjoy the summer and give these looks a try. Your skin will thank you for letting it breath and you’ll love all the time and energy you save with these simple makeup summer staples. Follow us on Instagram @ArtInstituteofMakeup for more tips and tricks this season!

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