Do ever wish you could get that perfect summer glow? You know the one that's sun-kissed, dewey, and effortless with just the right amount of color. That "I've been at the beach all day but still look fabulous" kind of thing.
Well then you are in luck, because today we bring you tips to achieve that perfect summer look straight from one of our favorite and most well-known makeup artists, Olga Longoria. We had the privilege of working with Olga on our last photoshoot (Rodeo goes Glamping.) She is really one of the best, and there's no one we trust more to get this information from![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1824.0"] photo by Julep Studio[/caption]
Olga has worked in the make-up industry for almost 30 years. She started with Lancome and worked for them for 22 years. After that she worked for a dermatologist, adding even more experience in the skin and beauty industries to her resume. She currently works with various medical spas, salons, and plastic surgeons. Her favorite area and the one she specializes in is wedding and special occasion make-up. (Hint hint for all you brides-to-be, Olga is the best!)
We asked her what she loves about makeup and this is what she had to say...
"I love makeup because I believe that every woman is beautiful and makeup enhances what they already have naturally. My goal in life is to make them feel as special and unique as I possibly can and to bring happiness into their lives. If I can touch their lives in a positive way or teach them at least one thing, then I know I am doing my job."
My motto is: "to make the world more beautiful, one woman at a time!"[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1824.0"] photo by Julep Studio[/caption]
So how exactly do you achieve this perfect summer glow we've been talking about? Follow Olga's steps below...
Start the summer right by being sun smart. She recommends a lightweight sunscreen if you are going to be outdoors. Elta MD offers a great variety of sun screens to fit every need.
- For the body use UV Aero Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 with 9.3 % transparent zinc oxide, which gives full protection against sun damage that can lead to skin cancer. It comes in a spray form which makes it convenient and easy to apply.
- For your face use the lightly tinted UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF41 to give you a hint of color. It contains transparent zinc oxide (9%) and titanium dioxide (7%), both are natural mineral sunscreens without chemicals. It’s also water-resistant and great for sensitive skin.
For a Faux-glow:
She recommends Tantasia by Jane Iredale. This is a chemical free self tanner/bronzer that gives you a beautiful color without streaks or turning you orange. It’s also safe to use on the face.
For the Finishing Touches:
Just because you are playing in the sun doesn’t mean that you have to go bare. You can add the golden shimmer (also from Jane Iredale) to give your skin a radiant glow. For your lips, use one of the following:
- The lip and cheek stain by Jane Iredale which gives you a very natural and subtle color.
- For a bold lip, try the Power Lip by MILANI. This gives you vibrant color and long wear. Plus there are a variety of shades to choose from.
*You can find these products in most Medical Spas and CVS.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2394.0"] photo by Julep Studio[/caption]
We can't thank Olga enough for sharing her tips with us! She is truly talented at what she does, and we are so glad we got to know her a little bit better. We can't wait to share our next lookbook with you, so that you can see what she can do! And if you would like to book her for your next event, leave us a comment and we will get you in touch with her!
Last but not least, a shout-out for the two ladies of Julep Studio who took these beautiful pictures that capture Olga at work! They are so talented at what they do and really know how to capture the beauty in every moment. Thanks Kelli and Jaime! Be sure to follow them on Instagram (@julepstudio) and Facebook (Julep Studio) for more examples of their work and a bit of inspiration!
The Rodéo Girls