Mineral Makeup How-to for a Light, Summery Look | Pure Vanity Spa, Arizona

It’s summertime and that means a lighter touch with your makeup. Here are our steps for applying mineral makeup in a way that gives you a fresh summer look!


We have two words: Lighten up. It is summer afterall and no matter what part of the country you’re in, the heightened temps don’t mix well with heavy makeup. A switch to summer makeup means a lighter hand with your foundation, a dash of light-illuminating shimmer and a generous helping of sun protection.

At Pure Vanity, we use Jane Iredale mineral makeup because it does double duty as a cosmetic line to enhance your assets while nurturing skin with a host of healthy benefits, including sun protection. Plus, many of the products are multifunctional so you don’t have to spend as much time layering on tons of makeup. And with summer beaming down on us, the faster you can get out of your steamy bathroom, the better.

Our makeup artist, Jessie, was glad to walk me through the switch to a summery, lighter look. Here’s my before photo. Yikes, hello redness, right? Luckily, I’m in good hands.

Jane Iredale summer makeup makeover

We started with a primer. For my skin, Jessie chose the Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener. “It helps to fill lines and curb oil production,” she explained. (Lines, what lines? Hah.) Plus, it helps your makeup last longer.

Next, we did a little color matching. To tone down that redness, we both decided that the Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder in Light Beige was the winner. After applying the powder, she did a light spray of D2O Hydration Spray to set it and give the finish a kiss of dewiness.

mineral makeup summer makeover

Now came the fun part. The new Moonglow Golden Bronzer is one of three new bronzer shades from the Jane Iredale Good Glow collection.

You can use a fan brush to swirl across all the colors or do what Jessie did, which was to use the Chisel Powder Brush to apply the colors more strategically. She swiped the lighter shade and dusted it across the tops of my cheeks and bridge of my nose and then used the medium shade for highlighting my jawbone, temple and under my chin. “As we age, you lose a little definition around the jawline,” she said. So she used the darker color to paint my definition back in.

Jane iredale mineral makeup

Next up, eyes. Just below my brows, she used the Purepressed Eye Shadow in Bone. She used the shimmery Rose Gold on the lid and crease to give me that summer goddess look. She lined a touch of the Rose Gold under my eyes to balance the look and as she said, “make the eyes look bigger.” She finished off my lashes with mascara and a touch of Mineral BB Cream to lighten my dark undereye circles.

Jane Iredale summer makeup makeover

Finally, to pull the look together, she brightened my lips with Puregloss Lip Gloss in Beach Plum.

mineral makeup makeover

Voila! Now wasn’t that easy? A light, fresh look for summer in about 5 minutes flat. Thank you Jessie!

mineral makeup makeover

Now here’s the best part. Throughout the month of June as part of our birthday celebration, get a complimentary “Slip into Summer” mineral makeup makeover on Mondays, 3 to 6 p.m. (by appointment). Plus, get 20% off your makeup purchase.

Call us at (480) 419-8267 to book your makeover or to find out about our skincare and laser hair removal services.

Here’s to a light and shimmery summer!