Emma Stone’s Makeup Artist Shares Her Top Tips for Radiant Summer Color.

The old adage “less is more” is particularly applicable when it comes to wearing makeup in the throes of summer. Not only do most of us eschew cakey or layered, but opt for fewer products that do more, are easy and fun to travel with and give sheer, buildable and often bold washes of color.

Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin lives by the less is more mantra all summer, both for herself and when sitting her star clients down in her chair. Recently, she gave her longtime client Emma Stone a look based on a warm peach palette punctuated with a pop of cool pink on the lips. Goodwin’s artistry exacts the subtlety needed for nailing effortless and comfortable summer makeup.

After priming skin with a lasting formula like Exa Beauty Splash Zone Oil Free Hydrating Primer, apply a foundation or concealer. She advises using satin or matte textures with a beautiful soft finish that won’t appear greasy in the sun. Nudestix Cream Concealer, Ami Colé Skin Enhancing Concealer and Relevant Rele-Blur Soft Focus Powder Foundation are all ideal for achieving glowing (but not greasy) summer skin. Simply apply any of these products strategically through the t-zone and under the eye area for a light and minimal look.

“Multi use products are your friend in the summer.” Adds Goodwin. It’s about finding products that help you get the most out of your skin when it’s hot and muggy and you don’t want things sliding off.”

She is especially fond of multiple sticks like Axiology Tinted Dew Multi-stick which is A 3-in-1 vegan multi-stick for the cheeks, eyes, and lips that provides deep hydration with a dewy hint of color. “They are no nonsense and can be used in a million different ways. There’s nothing I love more.” Goodwin is especially fond of using a chocolatey brown multi-stick on eyelids, to contour cheeks and as a little in the middle of lips. “It’s easy, effortless and literally looks good on everyone.”

Ultimately, summer beauty is about feeling really radiant and glowing. Radiance, however, is different from shimmer or sparkle, both of which Goodwin says to avoid in the high summer sun.  “I’m always about color, but something fun with a soft, harmonious glow.” To achieve this, go easy and use a bronzer without too much shimmer. “When the sun is high in the sky, avoid using shimmer.” She says. “Shimmer looks great in low light, but garish in high sun.” Use matte shades and add shine to the brow bone and tops of cheeks by way of a sheer lip balm or oil to give a sheen rather than a shimmer.

To ensure everything stays intact, use a light dusting of loose powder followed by a great setting spray that not only makes makeup last longer, it delivers a cool dose of hydration. 


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