Summer Makeup Tips from Makeup Artist Nikki Payne

The hot weather is here and most of us continue to wear the same old makeup in the same boring way. So, to give us some fresh, on-trend (yet wearable) summer makeup suggestions, I’ve asked in-demand makeup artist, Nikki Payne, for her favorite tips and products. Nikki has been in cosmetics for 15 years and has always had a passion for makeup and skincare. We met when I lived in Memphis and she is thee artist to call for your wedding look or a big event when you want to shine.

Nikki Payne

Nikki Payne is thee "it' makeup artist in Memphis

My Summer Makeup Tips…from Nikki Payne

Part of getting ready for the summer is rethinking your beauty routine.  Consider this Sun Survival kit with the essentials no beauty bag should be  without.

Long live the bright and bold Corals and Hot Pink hues.  Coral is daring, fresh, and unexpected.  I love pink for its feminine charm that pretties your pout and makes toes pop.  Try Butter London summer Nail polishes in Macbeth, Trout Pout, and Primrose Hill Picnic.  Your sure to make a statement with these top selling colors.

butter London nail polish in Corals and bright pinks

butter London nail polish in Corals and bright pinks

Summery nails I love

Summery nails I love. Don't be afraid to use a couple colors!

“Too Faced” Full Bloom Cheek and Lip Color in Sweet Pea and Prim Poppy blend effortless on to cheeks and lips for a natural glow of sheer, radiant color.  Layer with coordinating Full Bloom Powder Blush for a “a lit from within” flushed effect.

Lip Colors

Full Bloom Lip and Cheek Colors

A coral look I love….

coral lips I lvoe

Coral lips I love

Use a bronzer for glowing skin fast, without the commitment of a self tanner.  Brush on forehead, cheeks, jawline, bridge of nose, even shoulders and decolletage to amp up your tan or enhance skins natural look.  Lancome Star Bamboo Bronzer in Spice Island is my fave!!!

Lancome Bronzer

Lancome Star Bamboo Bronzer is amazing!

Want makeup that stays put even in this heatwave?  Long wearing foundation is formulated to keep skin looking flawless even on the hottest days.  Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup is perfect for the summer.

clinique foundation

Clinique stay matte oil-free foundation

Discover the makeup artist in you!  This sleek palette features six eye shadows to color, contour, highlight, and line your eyes.  Design the looks you want for any occasion with Lancome Color Design Pink Safari palette in Desert Sunset.

Lancome makeup pallette in Desert Sunset

Lancome makeup pallette in "Desert Sunset"

Dive right in this summer with Dior Show Waterproof Mascara.  This formulation defines your lashes and stays put even after your dip in the pool .

This stays put even after a dip in the pool

This mascara stays put even after a dip in the pool!

You can’t forget your sunscreen!  Keep your skin safe as you nourish it this Summer with Shiseido new sunscreens.  Broad spectrum sunscreens that shield against both UVA and UVB rays.

This sunscreen is fabulous

This sunscreen is fabulous!

On hot humid days you need makeup with staying power.  Eyeshadows and eyeliners that don’t crease or melt-away and mascara that doesn’t run at the sight of moisture.  Our goal is for a face that stays in place.

These are some of my favorite products!  I hope they will help you have the most Beautiful Summer ever! Nikki

If you have makeup questions or are interested in a consultation, you can reach her at

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