Graduation Day

If you’re a high school or college senior, this time of year means one thing: GRADUATION! Restless students, eager to get on with the next chapter of their lives (not to mention summer vacation) crowd into auditoriums with their proud parents. Sitting through what will feel like an interminable ceremony in polyester gowns and mortarboard caps, young graduates will experience a range of emotions.

Obviously, there will be a sense of excitement and well-earned pride. You did it! Your hard work got you there, and you deserve to feel great about that! If you’re the parent of a graduating student, you may be thinking: “I did it! My hard work got us here!”

Graduation signifies the beginning of a new stage of life, but it’s also an ending. It’s a happy occasion but there may be tears at the thought of leaving beloved friends behind, perhaps leaving home for the first time, or just saying goodbye to a moment in time that you can never get back again.

To look fresh and beautiful all day — no matter how sweaty, tearful, and long that day may be, Smart Cover has a few makeup tips for you!

Use Smart Cover’s waterproof Concealing Crème to hide any skin flaws. It’ll stay put in the face of perspiration, tears, or an impromptu dip in the pool.

If you’re worried about crying all your makeup off, consider limiting your eye makeup to waterproof mascara and maybe a simple cat-eye, using waterproof liquid liner. Also, try the Smart Cover Stick for quick touch-ups throughout the day.

Since you’re bound to get a little warm under that cap and gown, take along Smart Cover’s Compact Finishing Powder. You can pat away the shine, and look cool, fresh, and ready to take on all the new adventures that lie ahead of you!

Believe and Be Bronze

bronzed_smiling_faceOne of this winter’s makeup trends was ferociously rosy cheeks, with blush applied to look like “adorable windburn.” Now that we’re heading into summer, premier makeup artists are trading blush for bronzer. Summer is all about looking like you came by your beauty effortlessly, preferably as a side effect of lounging at the beach all day.

Smart Cover’s Believable Bronzer is the perfect way to create that illusion. Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays by applying sunscreen, but still get that gorgeous tanned glow with a quick sweep of Believable Bronzer. Use a little on the apples of your cheeks, on your eyelids and on the tip of your nose and look sun-kissed in seconds.

With an all-purpose makeup brush, you can even apply the Believe Bronzer to your shoulders, arms, legs and any other areas that you want to look tanned. Build color according to your personal preference, so you can be as golden and tawny as your mood dictates. Summer is a great time to play up your natural beauty while eschewing more complicated makeup routines.

Katie Dickens for Elle.com writes: “When it’s hot, a bright lip can be a bit high-maintenance and a steady stream of cold beverages make for constant reapplication.” She recommends following the runway trend toward delicate, candy colored lips in playful pink hues. Smart Cover’s Two-in-One Glow Stick will give your lips just the right amount of color and shine to achieve this look, and it’s a creamer blush too!

For help learning how to apply Smart Cover’s Believable Bronzer, check out this video featuring makeup artist Andrea Guttadauro. Believable Bronzer lets you have it both ways: healthy skin and a gorgeous “tan!” Summer only lasts a few short months, but your skin is with you all your life, so treat it well… and treat it to Smart Cover!