Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe in 2012, making her the perfect source for all of our summer-related beauty and style questions, because keeping your makeup looking fresh during high-stress pageants is just like staying fresh-faced on long, hot summer days, right?
Judging by her Instagram account, the model and actress manages to do just that, always looking matte and even-toned despite New York’s heat and humidity. So we asked the newly-signed CAA star exactly how she does it.
“In the summer I switch to a tinted moisturizer with a highlighter above the cheekbone,” she told InStyle, naming Charlotte Tilbury as a favorite. “I also switch to a pink or peachy lip gloss or balm. Right now I love L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm in Caring Coral.”
“The trick is to not wear more makeup than you need,” she said. “That’s why I switch to tinted moisturizer.”
Culpo, who was just named a Global Ambassador for the non-profit Pencils of Promise and recently traveled to Guatemala with the charity, also forgoes heat tools for her hair during the summer months. “My summer beauty look is air-dried hair with a little thickening spray, like Oribe, for extra volume on humid days,” she said.
As for her perfect summer look, she’ll be choosing easy breezy styles on her summer trips to the Hamptons. “I’m into a loose, feminine sundress with a cool sneaker,” she told InStyle.
There you have it: Pageant-approved tactics from Miss Universe herself.