By Olivia Bahou
Jul 03, 2016 @ 1:15 pm
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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.

Byeeee I'll just be here all day 👋🏻😌

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“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.”

Just a chick and some pretty flowers 🤗💐

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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.

If you like what I’m wearing today click my profile link for outfit details‼️💋💋💋💋

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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.

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There you have it: Pageant-approved tactics from Miss Universe herself.