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Summer Beauty Trends with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jillian Dempsey

Recently Avon invited me to be a part of their Blogger Ambassador program, and as such, I'll be bringing you special reports on all the latest in beauty from Avon. My first opportunity was a phone chat with celebrity makeup artist and Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey, who shared her two favorite beauty looks for the warmer months ahead. Keep reading to see them!

The first look is perfect for everyday, and for someone like myself who is makeup challenged (I can do other people's makeup better than my own, let's put it that way) I love how easy it is to recreate. Start with a clean face, then add pink cheeks, bronzy eyes and translucent popsicle-colored lips (which Jillian says is the "it" color of the season). This is a great look that can work on virtually any skintone - it's all about creating a fresh, glowing, simple look that's chic and will take you through the summer in style.

The second look was particularly interesting to me because I'm engaged, and it was a bridal look! Jillian revealed the look she's loving for brides getting married this spring/summer season. This look is defined by a soft, flawless face and rosy cheeks. Add a little extra blush on your wedding day for better photos, says Jillian. Next, highlight the brow bone and finish with a light, shimmery shadow. Finish with a warm tone lip. Be sure to use waterproof makeup and touch up often with powder to ensure camera-ready makeup throughout your wedding day. Duly noted!

So there you have it, two easy beautiful looks you can try for summer. You don't have to use Avon products, but of course they make it easy and affordable - stay tuned for an upcoming post where I'll review a few of the latest Jillian Dempsey for Avon products that I'm currently loving.

FTC Disclosure: Avon is one of my lovely sponsors. Long time readers will know I've been reviewing Avon products since this blog launched, so I feel it's a natural fit for me and hope you guys enjoy the special coverage I'm able to provide. I received free makeup samples in conjunction with this post as well.

I wish this had the names of the shades she's recommending. I'm bridesmaiding this summer, and would love some tips on photogenic make-up that's not too loud (my usual look is minimal eye - bright lipstick - not sure that's so good on a bridesmaid!)
#1 danielle on 2011-05-25 16:18 (Reply)
Agreed, is it possible to add in some color swatches that she would recommend? I'm quite happy that the bronze eyeshadow look is in - I've been loving that look lately!
#2 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2011-05-31 01:19 (Reply)
hi ladies, great question! working on finding you an answer, i'll follow up soon :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-05-31 11:46 (Reply)
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