Switch Up Your Makeup

Summer Beauty: Switch Up Your Makeup
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Switch Up Your Makeup

01 of 06

Toss: Foundation Try: Tinted Moisturizer

Summer Beauty Switch Up Your Makeup
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When the weather gets sticky, don't clog your pores by layering on a heavily textured base. Lighten up with a sheer formula that protects your skin from UV rays. To achieve Ali Larter's soft complexion, her makeup artist Jamie Greenberg used Mark's Get A Tint Tinted Moisturizer ($12; meetmark.com). It's lightweight but still imparts a dewy finish and offers ample coverage.

02 of 06

Toss: Powder Blush Try: Cream Blush

Toss: Powder BlushTry: Cream Blush
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Intensely contoured cheekbones have no place at the beach. For Emily VanCamp's fresh-faced look, Amy Nadine layered a cream bronzer with the soft peach Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow blush in Euphoria ($24; barneys.com), blending from the apples of her cheeks to the highest corners of her cheekbones for a natural flush.

MORE: See our top makeup, hair and skincare picks of 2012 in InStyle's Best Beauty Buys list.

03 of 06

Toss: Polish Try: Lacquers

Summer Beauty Switch Up Your Makeup
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A striped beach tote, oversized shades, and a bright manicure are all you need to get set for summer. Tangerine is Pantone's Color of the Year-the punchy shade flatters all skin tones, and instantly brightens up any look. Go citrus like Solange Knowles with Sephora's Color of the Year Nail Enamel Set ($24; sephora.com). The four different lacquers allow you to experiment with different finishes while staying on-trend.

04 of 06

Toss: Matte Lipstick Try: Stains

Summer Beauty Switch Up Your Makeup
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Heavy, matte lip colors and high shine gloss can feel too dramatic for sunny summer days. Opt instead for a long-wearing berry stain like Kate Bosworth's. Her makeup artist Amy Nadine started using the ultra-moisturizing Tarte Lip Tints ($24; tartecosmetics.com) after another client, actress Krysten Ritter, wanted to find an alternative to lip glosses and lipsticks.

MORE: See our top makeup, hair and skincare picks of 2012 in InStyle's Best Beauty Buys list.

05 of 06

Toss: Heavy Sprays Try: Roll-Ons

Summer Beauty Switch Up Your Makeup
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The heady fragrances you spritzed on in the fall may be too intense for summer, so pick a lighter scent as the temperature heats up. Rachel Bilson is a fan of Bath Bar's Zen Milk Roll-On ($39; bathbar.com), an airy blend of musk and vanilla with fresh floral notes. Plus, its compact size makes it easy to toss into roomy beach bags and tiny clutches alike.

06 of 06

Toss: Smoky Eyes Try: Gold Lids

Summer Beauty: Switch Up Your Makeup
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We love a dramatic eye but during the summer, complement your sun-kissed skin with a gilded shadow like Jessica Pare's. To give her look the Midas touch, Nadine used Chanel's Quadra Eye Shadow in Eclosion ($58; chanel.com). "To give the color more intensity and staying power, I dampened my eye shadow brush before applying the gold shade along the upper and lower lash lines," she said.

MORE: See our top makeup, hair and skincare picks of 2012 in InStyle's Best Beauty Buys list.

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