6 Best Beauty Tips We've Learned From Watching Summer Mckeen's YouTube Videos
Does anyone do no makeup-makeup like Summer Mckeen?
The blonde beauty guru—who just launched her very own five-piece Nudestix collection yesterday—knows how to create effortless, easy looks that are simple to copy, which is why we're such big fans of her YouTube tutorials. She also uses affordable products like Glossier that are lightweight to medium coverage, but buildable for those days when you have a breakout that needs covering up.
Below, we've rounded up Summer's six best beauty tips we swear by:
Add a Silk Scarf to Instantly Elevate a Messy Bun
Take your basic messy bun up a million notches by tying a pretty silk scarf around your messy bun to instantly dress-up a classic top knot. Perfect for second, third or even fifth day dirty hair.
Revlon ColorStay Foundation Is the Best Drugstore Foundation
Even though Summer says she doesn't wear foundation everyday to school, she raves about Revlon ColorStay foundation for those days (or nights) when she really wants a flawless finish.
Glossier Stretch Concealer Is the Perfect Lightweight Formula for Summer
It's important to switch up your makeup based on the season. For those summer months when you want a lightweight concealer that lets your skin peek through, while still providing a decent amount of coverage for blemishes, redness and dark spots, try Glossier's Stretch concealer.
Bronzing > Contouring
Sure, contouring might be all the hype when it comes to defining your cheeks and jawline, but Summer keeps it real and admits that contouring isn't the easiest makeup trick to master. Her suggestion? A subtle all over bronze under the cheek bone and on the forehead, with a high-end bronzer like Chanel to give you a bronzy, lit-from-within glow.
Beware: If You Dye Your Hair a Crazy Color, You Probably Won't Like It at First
Colorful hair has never been more popular. From pastels to vivid brights and every shade in between, it seems everyone's experimented with different hair colors these days. Summer was itching to get in on the action and dyed her hair pink—and while the result looks really cool, she admits that she really didn't like it at first. You only really hear of people raving out their hair color changes but Summer keeps it real and admits that she really didn't like her pink hair at first and it took her a few days to adjust to it.
Cover Pimples by Using a Brush to Dab Concealer Directly Onto Blemish
Ever have a pesky pimple you can't seem to cover up? We've been there, and so has Summer. Her trick for covering up blemishes is to use a dense, firm concealer brush, dab it into concealer, and then apply the product directly to the face with soft tapping motions. Do not use your fingers to blend in, just lightly tap until the blemish is covered up. Then, set (gently!) with setting powder.
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