As a Freelance Makeup Artist with 25+ years of industry experience, I have been fortunate enough to work coast-to-coast on multiple projects providing make-up, tattoo cover up, out-of-kit SFX makeup and on-set hair styling for film, TV, music videos, commercials, print and more!.
Summer is here and it's HOT, HOT, HOT!!! As the warm weather sets in, I tend to minimize my daily makeup application to something quick, light and oh so airy-feeling. My absolute must-have Summertime product is a Lip & Cheek Stain.
Available in a multitude of colors, lip/check stains can be found in numerous cosmetic brands. Some of my favorites: Sephora's Lush Flush in Pinot, a ripe cherry color. It's fabulous gel-based formula is easy to apply and blend allowing buildable coverage to achieve a deeper level of intensity. The stain mimics a flushed look on both lips and cheeks and really gives an all over glow to my face. Sephora's Lush Flush comes in a tube complete with an applicator wand. It's the perfect size to toss in a purse and fits easily into your pocket.
BECCA's Beach Tint is a beautifully blendable crème stain for cheeks and lips that suit all skin types. Kiss-proof and water-resistant, it dries to a perfect, streak-free, non-greasy an…