WHAT NOT TO WEAR’s make-up artist, Carmindy, has painted faces in the studios of Paris, on the beaches of Brazil and on the streets of Havana. After living in Los Angeles, Milan and Miami, she now makes her home in New York. Carmindy’s editorial work can be seen on the pages of leading magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, InStyle, O, Essence, Self, Lucky, Seventeen, Marie Claire and Glamour. She’s also the author of three beauty books, THE 5 MINUTE FACE, GET POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL and CRAZY BUSY BEAUTIFUL.
With one of the hottest summers in Chicago’s history l find out from Carmindy her top summer make-up tips...
In hot weather, switch to powder shadows and blushes that won't melt off your face like creams will. Also use waterproof eyeliners and mascaras to keep from smudging.
DO YOU NEED TO BUY A NEW FOUNDATION COLOR FOR YOUR SUMMER TAN?
Add a few drops of liquid bronzer or a foundation a few shades deeper to your usual foundation to match your new (self-tanner) skin tone.
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER ONE SUMMER MAKE-UP TIP?
Keep blotting papers handy at all times to absorb oil and shine.
WHAT COLORS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR A FRESH SUMMER LOOK WHEN YOU HAVE TAN?
Stay away from dark eyes and lips and opt for corals and pinks to play up tanner skin.
HOW DO YOU CREATE A NATURAL GLOW WITH BRONZER?
To apply powder bronzer correctly sweep it on the temples, along the sides of the face and under the cheekbones for a faux glow that natural contours your face.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR airs on Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT on TLC