Pretty Simple :: Sunkissed Makeup

By Martha Lynn

My makeup routine is pretty low maintenance: I (Chanel) have my staple products (under-eye concealer, bronzer, blush and light mascara), and usually don’t venture into shadows, liner or lip color unless there’s a special occasion. But lately I’ve been feeling like I need to step up my cosmetic game a little bit, and today’s tutorial from Martha Lynn proves that achieving a new look can be just as fuss-free as your daily routine (woohoo!). Part four of our new Pretty Simple series is all about channeling summer’s sizzle with a coral and peach color palette. Click through for the easy step-by-step captured by Cory Ryan, and we’d love to hear what you’re doing to freshen up your makeup routine for summer!

1. Apply bronzer with a bronzer brush. Think of applying on the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits – cheekbones, nose and forehead.

2. Brush a beige or white across the whole eyelid, from lash line to brow. Then brush a little underneath the eye.

3. Use an angled crease brush to fill in the crease with coral, then add a bit of light brown in the crease to really bring out the coral.

4. Apply brown liner just on the lash line. Summer is a good time to switch from black to brown eyeliner, to use a brush instead of liquid, and soften everything up in general. Apply a light coat of black mascara.

5. Sweep peach blush along the angle of your cheekbone. We used Peaches blush by MAC.

6. Put on peach lip gloss. Applying a neutral base or lip color before will help your lip gloss last, as it won’t have to battle with the pigmentation in your lips.

And voile! Your summery look is complete. You can also turn up the drama by going with a bolder lip or eye, and then scaling back the color on the other parts of your face.

tutorial by Martha Lynn Kale, photos by Cory Ryan