Four ways to brighten your face for summer


Play with color on your lids. For bright colors, skip eye shadow and stick with eyeliner to avoid looking like a six-year old who just discovered mommy’s makeup.

Prep eyes with a translucent powder for longer-lasting color. Sephora’s chubby pencil in turquoise makes eyes pop in one swoop.


For skin that glows, visit Barbados. I think Rihanna does that. Have you seen Rihanna? It clearly works.

For skin that glows on a budget, fake it with bronzer and luminizer. Apply a bronzer like bareMinerals READY Bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks. Dab a luminzer over cheekbones and finish with copper eye shadow. Try NARS Illuminator in Orgasm and Make Up For Ever’s Metallic Copper.


Get acquainted with highlighter. Highlighter is a wonderful tool that erases last night’s debauchery from your face faster than you can guzzle down Tummy Tamer Tea and coconut water.

Dust highlighter on your chin, cupid’s bow, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, above eyebrows, and the inner corner of your eyes. For the perfect amount of iridescence, try tarte’s Amazonian clay shimmering powder in champagne.


Make your pout stand out. Wear a red-orange color for a warm weather spin on the bold lip. Experiment with Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Orange, Hourglass’ Raven, and Smashbox’s Mandarin.

It may take a few attempts to find the perfect shade, but don’t be scared, girl.

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