What type of makeup you apply will depend on a lot of things. One is your age. Older people should not use anything too shimmery, but too matte will make them look deceased. You have to have a balance. You want to find a happy median, and remember in this case, less is more. Avoid anything too dark and too shimmery if you are over age 50, but a light bronzer that offers a summer glow is not out of the question.
Summer is upon us right now, and the last thing you want is anything caked. As a matter of fact you want to look as natural as possible, and for anyone under the age of 30 shimmer is golden! A light shimmering affect with only natural colors can really give you that healthy summer look with little hassle.
Between 30 and 50- go matte. A light shimmer on your lips is perfectly ok, but avoid the shimmery eye makeups that can enhance fine lines.
You should avoid heavy foundations despite your age especially in the summer months. During these months you can use a shimmering powder and look much better, but it should be used sparingly.
A light shimmering bronzer will help in light reflection, so that is one option to look for. When applied appropriately it can make you look younger and healthier, but too much will leave you looking pretty bad. Just use a well-lit room and a good mirror, and if you can check it out in natural light that is a great idea.
Shimmer is not the only way to get that summer glow though. There are some of us who simply can’t do the shimmer look, and for us there are some great summer mattes. The great thing is that they don’t have to break the bank! Look for greys on the eyes; they are making a splash this season.
Whether you are a shimmer or a matte, use natural lighting anytime it is possible when applying your makeup. This is the only way that you will get a real look at what everyone else is seeing, and always think how it will adjust throughout the day in whatever environments you will encounter.
Again, the best decision will come down to you, your age, skin tone and the like. Just make sure to go light and natural and you’ll look great with your summer makeup choices!