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Summer Skincare & Makeup Tips and Shopping List

by Katherine Bellando |

Adi Rasmussen is a Holistic Esthetician / Holistic Beauty Expert at Jennie Fresa Beauty (lucky us!).  The West Coaster moved to Connecticut 4 years ago, where she landed at JFF and knew right away that “this was where I was supposed to be!”  A personal experience with skin issues inspired Adi to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Knowing her own struggles with her skin, Adi knew she wanted to help others with their concerns as well.  After Esthetics school, Adi became a makeup artist, and then continued on to attain her Esthetics License which exposed her to even more information on skincare that she could share with clients. 

With summer in full swing, we had the privilege of speaking with Adi to learn about her best Summer Skincare and Makeup Tips.  Read on below! 

What are some of the biggest summer beauty concerns you hear from clients? 

AR: These are the top three questions I always get:  

  1.    How can I make my makeup last all day

  2.    How can I achieve a summer beauty look in 10minutes or less

  3.    What should I change in my skin care routine or makeup routine for the summer 


Why do we tend to experience changes in our skin during the summer? 

AR:   Our skin changes seasonally, it’s a normal occurrence. Due to summer’s humidity, you might notice a little bit more oil production than normal our skin. Humidity isn’t always bad —  though it helps soften the skin and brings back moisture that we may have lost during the winter months. Change in our skin care routine can be beneficial during the summer  — something as simple as a new cleanser or a lighter moisturizer, or even treat yourself to a facial to help during seasonal weather changes.  


Adi’s Go-to Beauty Tips:  

Skin prep: How to prep our skin for summer? 

How Do You Choose Your Summer Foundation?   

Less is more in the summertime!  You want something light on your skin to combat the humidity, but still able to brighten up and even out your skin tone.  My go-to summer foundation is Suntegrity 5 in 1. Not only does it prep your skin, but it also keeps it hydrated and protected with SPF 30, and it gives a beautiful, light coverage. Another great option is the Ilia loose powders with SPF 20 Waikiki Run and Magic Sands. 


How Can we Get That Summer Glow (without harmful sun!)? 

Who doesn’t love to glow! A great way to get a natural glow is with a luminizer one of my favorites is the Peach Luminizer from RMS it works great for a little bit of a bronzed glow!

If you are looking for that bronzed beach babe look you are going to find that the lily Lolo bronzers in Miami Beach or Honolulu give you a bit more of that bronzed goddess look. 

How Can We Play Up Our Eyes?

Curling your lashes might sound crazy, but helps boost those lashes and open up your eyes. It looks beautiful with a little ilia limitless lash mascara in After Midnight for a simple no makeup makeup look.  Brightening up the eye for a summer night out? Use the ilia eye brightener in On and On. Not only is it nice and cooling on your eyelids, but it also has a blend of mineral pigments that naturally brighten the lid and keeps excess oil at bay.  Add one of our beautiful RMS swift shadows on top for a little something extra my favorite color is Tempting Touch #71.  


How Do I Choose the Best Lip Color for Summer? 

I’m a firm believer that everyone can wear any color of lipstick! During the summer months, be sure to wear more of a conditioning lipstick to avoid dried out lips.  Ilia lip conditioners are perfect for a little bit of pigment all while keeping your lips moisturized. You can usually find me rocking one of the newer lip conditioners from Ilia called Europa —  it’s a beautiful berry color! Another great option is the ilia lip conditioners with SPF 15, you have to protect those lips from the sun too!


What are your go-to summer beauty products? We’d love to hear from you!


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