Busy mom and fashion blogger Christine Andrew makes it look easy on her popular Instagram account and blog, Hello Fashion. However, the mother-of-three and style guru has some tricks that won't require you to rock a full face of makeup to look like a social media influencer this summer.
Christine, who launched her blog in 2011, is known for sharing everything from her fashion finds to her current home remodeling project with her over 1 million followers, but it is her seemingly always selfie-ready face that got our attention. In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, Christine is sharing her makeup secrets for looking flawless all summer long. Keep scrolling below for all of her favorite summer beauty hacks!
Fake (bake) it til you make it.
We all know that the sun is our worst enemy — but that doesn't mean you can't rock a tan poolside. "You want to get that bronzed, sun-kissed look in the summer, but it's better to fake to prevent wrinkles than risk it, so I use a few drops of tanning face oil," Christine said. Also, don't forget to wear sunscreen.
False eyelashes are your friend.
Want to avoid black streaks down your face after a swim in the ocean? Christine recommends lash extensions, especially in the summer because even the most waterproof mascara can still smear. "I love my lash extensions, especially in the summer since you are in the water more," the Colombian beauty shared. "There's nothing worse than the mascara aftermath on a pool/beach day."
You don't have to wear makeup!
In the summer, Christine aims for a more natural look, which means ditching the heavy makeup — but she has a great trick for giving the illusion of flawless skin. "After applying sunscreen, I love the Becca Backlight Primer that gives you a dewy glow even if you don't have time to do full makeup," she explained. "Sometimes I'll wear it by itself."
But don't forget about your lips...
If Christine has one beauty product she can't leave the house without, it's her favorite lipgloss. Oh, and she's also a fan of Kylie Jenner's matte lipsticks collection. "I love makeup but I don't wear it every day," she added. "One thing I always have with me is my Buxom lipgloss — they work just as well with a bare face or a full face of makeup."