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Summertime is here ladies so it’s time to ditch those winter products and grab those essential summer must haves to get you through the heat!

Less is more so skip the heavy foundations this summer and try using a tinted moisturizer with a light to medium coverage to even out skin. Try IMAN Cosmetics Skintone Evener BB Crème SPF 15 , $20

If you are a girl who loves just a little more coverage try using just a concealer where needed and blend without covering the entire face with product. Try: Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer, $32. BONUS: It is waterproof

Shimmery bronzer is the perfect accessory for your summer look. Apply bronzer where the sun will naturally hit ( Forehead, top of cheeks and jawline).  You can also apply bronzer on your legs, shoulders and décolletage for a beautiful all over glow. Try: Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer, $6.99

Waterproof  your eyeliner and mascara to prevent your makeup from any running and smearing throughout the day. Try: Loreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, $8.49

It’s time to step out the box and try fun colors. Play with hues of purples, reds and orange on your lip or grab that colorful eyeliner to let the eyes do the talking. Try: Iman Cosmetics Lip Affair Palette $5

Looking for specific tips? Ask your questions in the comment section below or on Twitter/Instagram with #BAWBeauty and Shameika may answer them in her next video! 

Shameika Simmons is a professional makeup artist, beauty revivalist, writer and speaker based in NYC.

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