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3 effortless steps for summer makeup

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Beauty

3 effortless steps for summer makeup

Want to look like effortless cool girl on the beach with hair undone, golden, glowing skin and impossibly fresh face? We all do. And rather than glaring at her with the jealous cut-eye, we found out how you can actually do it. We chatted with Jenny Smith, Lead Makeup Stylist for NARS to get her best tips on how to look flawless and gorgeous in as little time as possible (we’re talking a two minute summer makeup routine here, friends). Here are her three steps to effortless summer makeup.

“Make it a focus on the skin,” says Smith. “I always like to do a primer beforehand too, because if you’re going to take an extra 10 seconds, this is where you should do it to really get that flawless finish. Think about doing one thing to each feature (eyes, cheeks, lips). But the clean complexion is what makes you look perfected.”

1. Summer makeup: “When you’re thnking lazy girl makeup, literally one or two minutes and you’re running out the door, think tinted moisturizer,” says Smith. “Everyone wants their skin perfected. We’ve seen it all over the runways and the best way is with tinted moisturizer and maybe a touch of conclear where needed.”

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2. Summer makeup: Cream blush and bronzers are your summertime BFFs for your cheeks. “The Multiple (NARS’s iconic creamy blush stick) is great for creating a contour. Use a bronzey, slightly darker one to create contour along your cheekbone and work with your bone structure. The use lighter one for a little pop of colour on the apples of the cheek,” Smith advises. You can always go a bit brighter on your blush in the summer, so for that extra pop pick a vibrant pink for a healthy I just-spent-a-day-lounging-pool-side vibe. “Then just sweep on a light dusting of powder.”

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3. Summer makeup:
If your summer life consists of going from the beach to out for a posh dinner (we want your life, btw), you can still stick with your basics above, but Smith gives tips on taking it up just a notch. “If you’ve been at the beach all day and you need to do something to look a little fresh, add a little mascara and then a slick of lip gloss. For an extra step you can just fill in your brows. ” Easy. Skin, cheeks, eyes and lips. Done and done.

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The treatment beads

These shade-boosting capsules contain vitamins A and E and silk proteins. Senscience True Hue Color Protecting Treatment Beads ($30.50), at professional salons. READ MORE: The 5 benefits of a facial massage

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The glow maker

Fake it like you spent a week on a Greek isle—minus the credit-card hit for the first-class airfare. Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer is a satiny neutral-toned bronzer. Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer ($64), at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com; Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com; Sephora, sephora.ca. READ MORE: 6 hot weather makeup tips

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The lip colour

This pretty lip colour will last longer at the party than you do. Chanel Rouge Double Intensité in Pink Twist ($39), at chanel.com. READ MORE: The top ten treatments to try this summer

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The body butter

Exfoliate, smooth and moisturize in one step with this luscious body butter. Lush Cosmetics Buffy Body Butter ($11.95), at lush.ca. READ MORE: 8 tips for your best bikini wax this summer

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The sunscreen

The trek from the cabana to the pool is the equivalent to hiking Mount Everest.Take it easy with this spray. Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray ($12), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The must-have sunscreen this summer

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The nail saver

The ultimate lazy girl goes for naked nails with pristine cuticles. This soothing oil contains jasmine and rose extracts and vitamin E. Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab ($8.95), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 10 best fixes for damaged hair

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The nail polish

Stop wasting willpower and use your makeup to help you stay in shape. When the chips and dip come out during game time, paint your nails—by the time your polish has dried, that bag of Doritos will be but a distant memory. (L) YSL La Laque Couture in Bleu Cyclades ($27), at ysl.com/ca. (R) Crabtree & Evelyn Deep Ocean Nail Lacquer ($6), at crabtree-evelyn.ca. READ MORE: Lazy girl summer beauty must haves

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The sniff-test winner

Moisturizers and vitamins keep your underarms smoother than the Bradley Cooper clone you gave your number to last night. Dove Go Sleeveless Anti-Perspirant ($5), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Summer slim down secrets

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The sprays

There are more sprays on store shelves than smiley-emoji options on your phone. Spritz these on your body, hair and face. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer in Cocoa Radiant ($7), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo ($14), at evohair.com. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix ($34), at Sephora, sephora.ca. READ MORE: 5 incredibly easy summer hairstyles

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The teas

We’re impressed by your lazy capacity. If you can find the strength to boil the kettle, try David’s Tea Organic The Skinny, which aids digestion, or Caudalie Draining Organic Herbal Teas, which use a blend of red vine grapes, blackcurrant, sweet orange peel and cinnamon to help eliminate bloat. David’s Tea Organic The Skinny ($9.50), at davidstea.com. Caudalie Draining Organic Herbal Teas ($14), at Sephora, sephora.ca; Murale, murale.ca. READ MORE: The 8 best juice bars in Toronto

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The body serum

Bums that spend more time sitting in a chair than flexing on a StairMaster and, as such, aren’t as firm as the Gisele stock you’re after. This formula contains microspheres that slowly release caffeine when you sit on them: a tri-ball massage roller to get circulation going. Soap & Glory Sit Tight Intense XS Targeted Skin Firming Body Serum ($38), at Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca. READ MORE: ELLE International Beauty Awards 2015

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The arm candy

Dubbed “arm perfecting,” this cream tackles skin texture and tone. It’s an exfoliating lactic acid that contains caffeine for tightening and white sapphire for brightening skin tone. A bumpy massage applicator tip helps with microcirculation. Bliss FatGirl Arm Candy ($45), at Sephora, sephora.ca. READ MORE: The top 20 drugstore beauty buys

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The fixer

Remove weekend polish (glitter seemed so necessary for the cottage) in one sweep for Monday morning. Formula X Delete All 5-Finger Nail Polish Remover ($17), at Sephora, sephora.ca. READ MORE: 8 products you need for supermodel skin

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The smooth operator

Skip the salon and hit the snooze button. These wax strips warm up easily in your hands and leave legs soft and moisturized with aloe vera. Veet Natural Inspiration Wax Strips ($13 for 20), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Pantone's 2015 colour of the year - Marsala beauty products

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Vanessa Craft, Katherine Flemming & Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Geoffrey Ross

Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The tinted serum

This light-reflecting tinted serum has a formula that mimics facial serums and helps skin look smoother. The salicylic acid evens out skin tone, and the 6 percent pure caffeine improves fluid drainage and microcirculation. Vichy Cellu Destock Serum Flash ($50), at vichy.ca; at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Facelift facials to lift, firm and detoxify

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The refiner

If you do just one thing this summer, do flawless skin. Even better, do it in one step. Cargo HD Picture Perfect Pore Refining Primer ($39), at London Drugs, londondrugs.com; Lawtons, lawtons.ca; Murale, murale.ca. READ MORE: The best comfort beauty secrets

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Vanessa Craft, Katherine Flemming & Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Courtesy of Cargo

Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The fragrance

Maison Martin Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Eau de Toilette Spray evokes the scent of fresh sun-dried laundry and rumpled bedsheets (when you’re still revelling in that blissful haze before one of you is forced to get up and make breakfast) with notes of lily of the valley, patchouli and white musk. Maison Martin Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday Morning Eau de Toilette Spray ($115 for 100 mL), at department stores. READ MORE: ELLE Canada editors reveal their first fave fragrance

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Vanessa Craft, Katherine Flemming & Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington Source: Geoffrey Ross

Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The concealer

One swipe fades the dark circles caused by one too many margaritas. No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer ($20), at Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca. READ MORE: All-star ingredients to have in your daily skin care routine

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The skin booster

Even the most languid person can spare five minutes for skin that looks #nofilterready. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial ($100), at Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com; London Drugs, londondrugs.com; Sears, sears.ca; Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca. READ MORE: Skin care trends from around the world

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Lazy girl summer must haves

Lazy girl beauty essentials: The epsom salts

Bloating/water retention. Magnesium and sulphate are absorbed through the skin via the salt, and excess fluids in the skin/body are drawn out in return. How Throw two cups into your next hot bath. Body Blitz Epsom Salt ($8.95), at bodyblitzspa.com. READ MORE: The best lip balms and treatments

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