Tip Talk: Makeup with Lisa G Artistry

Lisa G

Lisa G

Summertime is upon us so I reached out to my friend and super talented makeup artist, Lisa G, to share some of her favorite summer makeup tips! Lisa G is the makeup artist for Miss CA USA and Miss CA Teen USA and as the host of both pageants for the past two years, I always make sure that Lisa has time to do my makeup for the show because quite simply, she's the best!

Quick little story about the first time I met Lisa G: I was hosting the finals for the Miss CA USA and Miss CA Teen USA pageants in 2012 and because rehearsals ran late, I had about 15 minutes to get my makeup done for the show! I was a little nervous about the time crunch but Lisa G sat me in her chair and had me looking flawless and ready for stage in about 7 minutes! The woman's a genius! When hosting any show, it's so important to feel comfortable and know you look your best because then you can just do your job and not worry about what you look like. Lisa G always helps me do my job better and I'm so grateful : )

She's also available for makeup lessons as well so if you're getting ready for your next pageant and need help with makeup, give her a shout! Check out her website for more info!

xo, Susie

Here's Lisa G and her Summer Makeup Tips:

Ok ladies, the summer season is almost here!  As the temperature rises your skin will react much differently to the hot temperatures requiring some H2O-proof makeup! Here are 3 of my FAVS that I use on my clients during hot summer months....

1. Sephora Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof ($14) and the Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Crayons ($18). These eyeshadow sticks are waterproof, smudge-proof and long lasting. They can be used as an eyeshadow base (non-creasing!), cream eyeshadow, or eye liner! Because they are multi purpose they are great for travel and hardly take up any room in your makeup bag! You can swim all day with these babies on and they do not budge, run, or fade. They are absolutely amazing!

2. In the heat most of us find that our foundation can disappear quite quickly or possibly feel heavy on the skin :( Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Dew Finish Foundation ($49) is the answer to fresh looking skin all day long! It is a waterproof SPF 15 formula that protects the skin from UV sun exposure. It’s a double whammy....Sunscreen and H20 proof so when you go to the beach or pool you are going to look your absolute best while protecting your skin all day long!

3. Mascara! No matter what the season is ...I never let my clients leave home without it! My fav in the summertime months...Loreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($7.99). It is a waterproof formula that works as long as you do. It’s maximizing formula won’t weigh down your curls and it really thickens. It is non-clumping and doesn’t smudge which is oh-so important in the summertime months!

Now you can look forward to enjoying the sun-filled days of summer knowing that you have the proper waterproof beauty products that will keep you looking your best during the hottest season of the year!

Have a great summer!

Lisa G