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To Makeup or Not to Makeup

It was bound to happen again. For this summer, if Fashion Week was any sort of prediction, blue eye shadow is back and it’s actually…well, it looks pretty good! Let’s take a look at how to wear bold eye shadows, the dos and don’ts for the coming summer months, and how to keep that make-up on your face – where it belongs!

eyeshadow styling

The Bold, the Beautiful, the Blue Eyeshadow

Don’t be scared – stop slowly backing away from the bright pot of eye shadow you’ve had sitting in your makeup bag for months now but still have yet to use. Embrace this trend! There is nothing to be afraid of. Start off slow, especially during the day. Create a smoky eye using a neutral tone across your lid and adorn the crease with a light layer of that bold color – perhaps blue? It’s so in this season and a bit of a throwback to the 80’s but, done right, it’s great for spicing up what could’ve been a dull same-old makeup day! If you’re nervous about taking the leap by yourself, we’re got well-trained makeup technicians standing by at the ready to give you tips and tricks for looking fabulous.

highlighter makeup

Kissed By the Sun

Highlighter is every makeup fanatic’s best friend – if you haven’t experience the wonder that is highlighter, stop by Salon Antoine in Fairfax, VA, to see what all of the buzz is about. Highlighters just really complete any look – they add some shine and sparkle to the parts of your face the sun naturally hits, such as on your cheekbones and the center of your forehead. On top of that, they can actually make your lips appear bigger by putting just a bit on your cupid’s bow and then on your chin. Who’d have thought? Dabbing a little at the inner corners of your eyes will also make you look awake and fresh as a daisy, even during early morning meetings. Highlighters are full of endless possibilities, really. To find the perfect shade for you and advice on how to apply it, come and speak to our knowledgeable technicians!

natural skin appearance

Throw Aside the Makeup, Not Your Beauty Routine!

We definitely get it – wearing makeup when its 80 plus degrees out can end up being a mess. Thankfully, natural faces were trending at fashion shows this season, so feel free to set aside that makeup bag every now and again. Don’t forget about your beauty routine, though. If you usually use a foundation that contains SPF, make sure you apply sunscreen daily. Moisturizers are key to keeping your skin hydrated, and our technicians have plenty of great summer recommendations for you!

If you just need a good makeup brand that will stay on your face through cold and through heat, Jane Iredale, our favorite makeup line here at Salon Antoine, has several great products to get that natural but professional look. The Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer offers a lightweight coverage to even out your skin tone while keeping your skin healthy, the In Touch® Cream Blush and Highlighter will provide a fresh-faced glow, top it off with Purelash® Mascara to make those eyes really pop – it’s a dreamy look that brings out your natural beauty.

Salon Antoine in Fairfax, VA, is open six days a week and is always happy to not only do your makeup, but teach you how to get the same look at home. Give us a call at 708-691-8878 or visit our Contact Us page to schedule your appointment online!

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