A Celeb Makeup Artist’s Top Beauty Tips For A Summer Refresh

Jump into summer with these pro tips

Celeb Makeup Artist Shares Tips for Summer 2023 | Reflect Beauty
Photo Credit: Andrea Samuels

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to upgrade our makeup. Let’s add some fun updates to our look with the season’s hottest color trends. Plus, the warmer weather and more humidity mean we need all the tips for getting our makeup to last throughout the day.

To help, we tapped celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist Andrea Samuels—who’s worked with celebrities like Megan Suri and Dwyane Wade. She shared her top summer beauty tips and tricks. Keep reading to get the tea on everything from the hottest hues of the season to how to waterproof your makeup.

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Use Color to Liven Up Your Makeup Looks


Add a cool pop of neon to your look by way of a graphic liner. Makeup artist Hanako. Samuels accentuated this look by adding chic glossy waves.


A metallic wash of color to the lids is a great way to change things up for summer. Samuels accentuated this sophisticated look with peach blush and a nude lip.

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Keep Shine at Bay

Samuels is a fan of Nanoblur and describes it as a “lightweight oil-free oil blocker and skin primer ideal for anyone who needs to reduce shine without a heavy feel on the skin. Ideal for all skin types and light makeup wearers, it can be applied over or under makeup.”

Shine blurring cream for summer | Reflect Beauty
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“Make Up For Ever Shine Control Primer is an ideal primer for anyone that wears a medium to heavy amount of makeup. This will not only soak up any excess oil but it helps your makeup last more than 18 hours,” says Samuels.

Make Up For Ever Shine Control Primer for Summer | Reflect Beauty
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Waterproof Your Makeup

For those beach days or pool parties where you want to look flawless, this magical product makes your makeup waterproof. “Mix Inglot Duraline with eyeliner, lip color, or mascara and the silicone-based formula can make any product long-lasting and waterproof. Two drops is enough for one application of waterproof durability for your eyes and lips.”

Inglot Duraline Waterproof Your Makeup | Reflect Beauty
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