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Interview: Summer Makeup Tips from James Vincent

Today at STYLEanthropy, we are being graced by the Director of Artistry at The Makeup Show, TPG & Ardency Inn, James Vincent, who will be sharing summer makeup tips below for all you beauty enthusiasts out there. I was lucky to see him at the first year of The Makeup Show Dallas last year at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. And now, The Makeup Show Dallas is back for its second year in Texas and will again play host to some of today’s hottest beauty brands, with several new product launches and brands never before seen at The Makeup Show. Oh, and did I mention you’ll be able to purchase your favorite beauty products at a pro-discount (10-60% off) there? Yes, beauty heaven it is! But while we wait for the fun 2-day beauty event, James Vincent was kind enough to spare some time for an interview and we thought we’d ask him about summer makeup!

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Interview with James Vincent: Summer Makeup Tips

STYLEanthropy: Since Dallas gets really hot in the summer, what makeup products would you recommend that can survive the heat and humidity?

James Vincent: Waterproof and long-lasting are key terms to look for when building the ideal summer makeup kit. Start with waterproof foundation like MAKE UP FOR EVER Face and Body Liquid Makeup for sheer coverage. It will even out the skin tone and allow for sweat-proof beauty. Next, look to powders that help keep everything in place. INGLOT 3S Mattifying Pressed Powder or NARS Invisible Powder are ideal for adding long-wear durability to the most natural or dramatic makeup application.

Eyebrows are also essential for any Texas makeup lover. Let Anastasia’s Dipbrow or Senna Cosmetics Brow Fix (STYLEanthropy’s note: I personally use this and love it) bring you the perfect eyebrow application every time – also waterproof and worry free.

Cream eyeshadows come in a variety of waterproof formulation and a variety of colors. Some of my favorites are MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Eye Shadow, NARS Cream Eyeshadow, and Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow.

Focusing on lips is a great way to get impact in a makeup application without the worry of summertime heat. Try a sheer stain like Pinnacle Cosmetics or a bold long wear matte like Temptu Lipsticks for a perfect lip that stays put. Finish it all off with a setting spray like Skindinavia or MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix to keep your makeup in place in the most intense heat and humidity.

Don’t forget the body for a beautiful summer look — Gleam by Melanie Mills in Rose Gold or Yellow Gold is beautiful on the shoulders, décolletage and legs for the perfect summer glow.


SA: What should be the first products we need to switch up when weather gets warmer (as compared to winter)?

JV: The first products to switch out should be skin care and foundation. Skin care should be adapted for every season because your skin’s needs will be different depending on the time of year. For summer, focus on exfoliation with a gentle product like TwinMedix and a light moisturizer like Embryolisse La Creme.

Foundation shades will change every season. No makeup is one tone and summer heat can darken or deepen any skin tone. Be sure that your foundation matches by swacthing it along your jaw line and adjust it if need be.

SA: Are there products or formulas we should avoid during the summer?

JV: No. There are no products that need to be avoided, but your application might adjust depending on the heat or humidity.

SA: Can you share some makeup tips or trends for the summer season.

JV: Winged liner is back and beautiful. For a sexy summer makeup look try MAKE UP FOR EVER Graphic Liner, Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner pen, or Crown Brush Studio Glam Liner for soft kitten liner looks that work for day or night.

Blush makes a big return for this summer season. Pair NARS Contour blushes with a bronzer or try Senna Cosmetics Cheeky Blush Palette for perfect glowing summer skin.

Lastly, it’s all about the lips. Dare to go unexpectedly dark this summer with bold burgundy and berry shades like Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Black Dahlia, INGLOT Cosmetics Matte Lipstick no. 412, or Ellis Faas lip color in Dark Blood. Another great trend to help hold everything in place in summer’s heat and humidity is to use a setting spray like Model In A Bottle Original Setting Spray or Skindinavia to set your makeup without powder.


Thank you so much to James Vincent and The Makeup Show for providing our readers with awesome tips from a beauty pro!bThe Makeup Show Dallas will again be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas this June 13 to 14, 2015 and you can grab your tickets at the

About The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show is a PRO-focused beauty event where you will be able to learn about the newest brands, products and techniques in the beauty industry. The Makeup Show brings two-days full of inspiration, education and an opportunity for fashion and beauty professionals at all levels of their career to come together with some of the best brands and biggest names in the business. The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

STYLEanthropists, hope you enjoyed today’s beauty talk and interview with James Vincent. Those are gold summer makeup tips anyone can learn from. Until the next!

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