Nikki Oxley, Sephora PRO Beauty Team Expert dishes about what Miami gals need to look fab this summer, from eye-make up that let us look like sexy mermaids to the best self tanners that will give you a sun-kissed glow - sans the wrinkles.
What are three good foundation/powders that can withstand the summer heat?
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation, Sephora Matifying Compact Foundation and Cover FX Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation.
When it comes to summer eye makeup, what are some essential brands and colors ladies can experiment with. Also would waterproof products work best?
Some great waterproof products to try are the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes and Bare Escentuals bare Minerals Liner Shadow. Products that work well in warm temperatures are Lorac Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow and Sephora Colorful Mono Eyeshadow.
What are the must-have lip gloss and lipstick colors for now and fall?
All shades of pink, nectar, corals and natural tones. Some of my favorite glosses are Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Lacey, MAKE UP FOR EVER Lipstick in Fresh Pearly Pink 301 and Sephora Nectar Shine Hydrating Care Lip Gloss SPF 8 in Papaya Shine.
Looking tan is very important to a lot of Miami women. How can we achieve this look without being a sun worshipper?
Try self-tanners. My favorites include Mystic Tan Sunless Face and Body Tanning Spray™, Clinque Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion, Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, and Sevin Nyne Tanning Mist.
What would you say the look is for summer makeup and what can we expect with fall makeup?
For summer, the trend is the mermaid look– bright turquoise, blues and greens, as well as the natural bronze look. As we move into fall, beauty will be more dramatic, inspired by Film Noir. We can expect see lots of matte formulations from foundations to nail polishes, glossy lips and bold eyes.
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