By Oliver Villafuerte
Spring and summer are synonymous with bright colors, light textiles and lightweight options. You can apply these characteristics into your complexion routine with a slight change in products and simple application tips.
There are many products out there that boast weightlessness and full coverage so don’t be afraid to try different products that suit your individual preferences. Here are 4 easy steps I use on photo shoots and everyday applications with clients plus my favorite products.
First and foremost, skin should be clean and hydrated. I use AVEDA Creme Cleanser it’s soft and gentle on the skin
Tip: If your skin has makeup or dirt on it, thoroughly massage coconut oil all over prior to cleansing.
2. APPLY SERUM
Once the skin is clean, apply your serum.
For Oily Skin, I use the same AVEDA Creme Cleanser to clean the skin. This cleanser does not over-strip the skin of its natural protective oils. I then apply AVEDA Hydrating Lotion all over the face and neck area.
3. APPLY TINTED MOISTURIZER
Before the moisturizer is completely absorbed, apply your tinted moisturizer all over the face. Use enough product to lay a thin layer over the entire face (the skin should not look or feel heavy). I use AVEDA’s Tinted Moisturizer and NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint.
For areas that need more coverage due to; scarring, hyper pigmentation or uneven skin tone. I use NARS Luminous Concealer. Gently apply with a small brush onto the desired areas. Patting will give you more coverage and still keep the skin looking fresh.
Tip: I use the tip of a fine precision brush to apply.
4. APPLY LOOSE POWDER
To finish it off, I dust the entire face with MAKEUP FOREVER HD Loose Powder. A fluffy or powder brush will work perfectly.