Summer Beauty Tips from Too Faced Cosmetics’ Jerrod Blandino

Too Face Pardon My French collection image

Too Face Pardon My French collection

Jerrod Blandino

Jerrod Blandino

The Cannes Film Festival isn’t just a red carpet extravaganza, it’s also a sure sign that summer has arrived. And with the rising temps, your hemlines are sure to rise, too. But who wants to look like they’ve spent all of winter and spring holed up in a deep hibernations? The remedy is a great bronze glow, and there’s nobody that does it better than Too Faced Cosmetics. With a whole array of bronzers and complexion products, you’re sure to find a the perfect shade to give you a sun-kissed tan. And with the brand’s newest releases, the Pardon my French Set ($49) and the Bonjour Soleil Limited Edition Summer Bronzing Wardrobe ($44), you’ve got everything you need to get the perfect French Riviera look.

Together, the new limited edition products have a bevy of fun, playful eyeshadows that give you everything you need to go from natural and office-appropriate to bold and dramatic. Add a few sweeps of bronzer and you’ll look like you’ve been sunning on Roberto Cavalli’s yacht in the azure waters off of Cannes. Sound too good to be true? We sat down with Co-Founder and Creative Director of Orange County-based Too Faced Cosmetics, Jerrod Blandino, to talk tanning and summer beauty essentials that’ll have you looking Riviera ready.

Fashion Trends Daily: Before we even talk products, let’s talk makeup meltdown. How can we make our beauty products last all day?

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer For Sensitive Skin

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer For Sensitive Skin

Jerrod Blandino: Start with a great face primer, such as our Primed and Poreless Pure ($30), which will provide an oil-free perfect base to help your makeup stay in place all day – sweat proof beauty! I would also suggest Lash Injection ($21), our waterproof mascara, Bulletproof Brows ($30) and Endless Summer 16 Hour Bronzer ($30) for a complete look that lasts all day.

FTD: So with all of that prep done, do we need to take anything along with us in our beach bag — just in case?

JB: Our Tinted Beauty Balm ($34) is great to have on hand in your beach bag. It provides sheer, lightweight coverage that goes on quickly, lasts all day and contains SPF 20 to protect you from the sun. It perfects your complexion even in the harshest light!

Too Faced Bonjour Summer set

Too Faced Bonjour Summer set

FTD: The new Pardon My French Collection is exactly what we think of when we’re envisioning “summer essentials.” With all of the great products, it’s like Too Faced Cosmetics’ greatest hits.

JB: “Own your pretty” is our motto! We believe makeup is power, and we encourage women to create looks they love that express who they are.

FTD: We all know that laying out and getting a real tan is a no-no. How can we go faux and still look glam?

JB: Rather than layering multiple products and powders that can look cakey, go for a bronzer that will give you a natural, radiant sun-kissed look without sun damage.

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Palette

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Palette

FTD: But bronzer’s not just about looking tan. It’s pretty versatile. What else can we do with different types of bronzer?

JB: Choosing the right bronzer is more about the look you want to create. It’s not about matching your skin tone – you can use bronzer to contour and highlight different features.

FTD: What are some tips you can share to get just the right shade?

JB: For a flushed, natural looking tan, opt for the Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer ($30) or if you’re going for a more all over deep tan choose our Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer ($30).

Images courtesy Too Faced



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Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.