CARGO International Make-up Artist, Renee Ryan, gives up her 5 key products and the application tip necessary for maintaining beach-chic beauty all summer long!

Tinted Moisturizer ($34)
Take the first step toward glowing, summer skin with CARGO’S new Tinted Moisturizer.  This sheer, lightweight formula is the ultimate tinted moisturizer, containing energizing minerals and botanicals that actively work to restore and nourish skin – while light-diffusing pigments camouflage imperfections and even out your complexion.  Think of it as a personal facialist in a tube.  Tinted Moisturizer also features a chemical-free, SPF 20 sunscreen base that helps protect skin from the sun day-in and day-out.

Renee’s Application Tip:  Your fingertips are your best make-up tool, so use them to quickly and easily blend Tinted Moisturizer on your whole face.  Better still, by using your finger tips you won’t waste any product as you typically would using a sponge.

Multi-mix Bronzer ($28)
This fantastic product allows you to integrate your winter beauty favs into a beach-worthy regimen. Use alone or add a few drops of this liquid bronzer mixed to your foundation or moisturizer for a gorgeous golden glow that looks completely natural. The silky and easy-to-blend formula is also paraben-free and contains nourishing ingredients like Vitamin E that help care for your skin.

Renee’s Application Tip:  What makes Multi-mix Bronzer so perfect for summer is that it makes your natural-looking bronze really last!  Unlike powder formulas, which can “slide” off in heat and humidity, Multi-mix Bronzer stays put.  To add a bronze highlight to the face, apply a hint to cheeks, forehead, nose – wherever the sun naturally hits you.

Better-than Waterproof™ Mascara ($20)
Don’t sweat it!  You can have beautiful lashes despite summer heat and humidity.  Better than any waterproof mascara, this formula won’t smudge or run but still comes off easily with warm water and gentle pressure. Use it daily without irritation.
Renee’s Application Tip: 
Wiggle Better-than Waterproof™’s wand from root to tip to ensure that you’ve coated each and every lash.  You’ll have beautiful, smudge-proof lashes in a single stroke!

blu_ray™ Mattifier ($28)
Summer heat often causes skin to appear shiny and oily.  Yet, you also want to avoid the opposite – the dry, cakey effect that some finishing powders create.  blu_ray™ Mattifier is the solution!  Created for high-definition filming to provide flawless results while looking completely natural, this innovative product refines pores, minimizes lines and reduces shine.  The ultimate multi-tasker, you can use this product in place of a traditional powder for a polished look or underneath make-up as a primer.

Renee’s Application Tip:  A surprisingly easy way to set your make-up with blu_ray™ Mattifier is with a big, fluffy brush!  Put a drop onto your hand and dip your brush into it.  Buff in light, circular motions over the complexion and you’ll have even, beautiful coverage, in an instant.

Classic Gloss with TimeStrip™ Technology ($22)
The perfect finish to your glowing, summer skin:  sheer, glossy lips!  This lightweight, non-sticky formula is perfect for hot summer days and nights, when you don’t want to feel like you’re wearing a heavy coating of lip color.  The paraben-free formula contains rosemary extract and vitamin E to nourish lips, while providing a gorgeous, high shine finish.

Renee’s Application Tip: 
To add highlight and fullness to the lips, apply a deeper shade of Classic Gloss to the entire lip, and then dab a lighter, more iridescent shade to the center of the bottom lip.

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