Creating a flawless beauty look isn’t easy, especially in the summer time, but Gigi Gorgeous manages to pull it off on the daily! We caught up with the YouTube star and she let us in on her best summer makeup secrets — find out what she taught us!
Contouring? No, no — Gigi Gorgeous thinks the popular makeup trend is “not smart for summer,” but she offered some amazing alternative tips and tricks to getting the perfect summer glow that we all desire. See exactly what the internet beauty guru told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY below!
“Contouring is such a huge trend going on right now, and I don’t think it’s smart for summer because you’re just going to have all this mess on your face. I use bronzer. The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, it smells like chocolate, it’s great. Lots of different ranges of colors and you can just dust it all over your face and it’s super natural, blends really well. Sure thing,” Gigi told us.
Speaking of having a “mess on your face” during hot summer days, Gigi also gave another amazing tip to keeping the products in place all day! “I love the Sephora Pore Minimizing Primer. I love a good smoothing primer in the summer because I feel like everything is just so hot and with the humidity… You just need something to lock it in.”
One of Gigi’s favorite products to play with in the summer is highlighter! “I love Soft and Gentle by MAC, it’s a highlighter and I think it’s so pretty for summer. You will be glowing and glistening and you can use it on your body if you’re going by the pool, on your boobs, on your legs, anywhere and it looks really, really pretty.”
Another question we were dying to ask Gigi was, “how in the world do you get your eyelashes to always look so amazing?!” She said, “Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. It’s really good, it’s so so so so good. My lashes are blonde because I’m naturally blonde, and I just look naked without it. So if I couldn’t wear anything else, a little bit of mascara and I’m back to life.”
Bonus selfie-taking tip (since Gigi takes the best selfies): “I’d say good lighting is key — by a window or whatever. I’m no Kim Kardashian, I’m not a pro on taking selfies. I’d just say lighting and filter.”
HollywoodLifers, will you use some of Gigi’s amazing summer tips?! Have you tried any of the products Gigi mentioned? Let us know in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio