Summer Makeup Must-Haves By Sumaira Nashat
Lately we have been wondering about the makeup must-have products a bride or anyone getting ready for Summer wedding events should have. To help us out with our question, some of our favorite makeup pros have put together a list of recommendations of products that they usually use on their brides and consider as great investments. So ladies! For the next few weeks, watch out for a series of posts on summer makeup must-haves!
Our first recommendation comes from the talented makeup artist Sumaira Nashat from Sacremento, California.
My recommended products that are tested to have worked on my clients:
1. A gel-based moisturizer that will keep the shine away, yet prep the skin for a smooth foundation application. No matter what skin type, or the weather condition, I always start my makeup with a soft massage of a good moisturizer. The key is to leave it on for at least 1-2 minutes, let the skin absorb it, and then start the foundation routine. For a bride with oily skin, she can use a ply of a tissue paper to gently pat the residue away. For dry/combination skin, I’d leave the moisturizer on fully.
•MAC Lightful Deep Ultramoisture
•Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
•MAC Studio Fix Fluid
•Makeup Forever Matte Velvet
3. Waterproof Mascara
Top picks and absolute mascara favorites:
•MAC Splashproof Mascara
4. Blush – I prefer powder blush, so everything stays put, but for a softer, more glowing look, one can also try a cream blush.
My top blush picks are all from MAC:
*Following item almost made the list, so I’m adding it as a runner-up for the top 4 spots. With this item included, a bride can walk down the aisle confidently*
Sumaira Nashat is a freelance makeup and henna artist and a hairstylist in the Greater Sacramento area. She loves to create looks that are inspired by the classic-comtemporary Indian, Pakistani, Arab and especially Bangladeshi bridal styles. Her style blends the elegance and sophistication of the classic Indian bride with the contemporary concept of the smokey-eye and other popular looks from the runways. Every bride or client that visits her gets her full, personalized attention. Each look is tailored to match the bride’s vision, brought to life by Sumaira’s precision, technique, and creativity.
Website: Looks by Sumaira www.looksbysumaira.net
To see some of Sumaira’s amazing work, check out our feature “Bridal Looks By Sumaira“