Snooki’s summer makeup tips for beach beauty

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They may exist somewhere on the internet, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi without makeup. The New Jersey mom and reality TV star is always glammed up and no matter what her look, she’s gorgeous. Now, along with her makeup artist friend Joey Camasta, she’s helping you perfect your beach beauty with her summer makeup tips.

Joey gives suggestions on ways to lighten your summer look that will stand up to the heat. He recommends using Makeup Forever’s HD primer to start, then MAC’s blot powder, perfect for those like Snooki who have oily skin, followed by Jane Iredale’s quad bronzer, which can be used on the eyes or face.

When it comes to color, Joey wants you to forgo brighter ones like plum for the more seasonally appropriate tan, bronze, peach or gold. Glitter is perfect any time of they year, which is good for Snooki since she adores it. Joey’s a fan of Ready to Wear’s metaluxe shadow stick, because it’s waterproof. Next he used the Charlotte Tilbury golden goddess palate on Snooki.

We also learn that Snooki’s very favorite makeup product is…mascara! Waterproof is a must in summer, of course. Joey’s pick is L’Oréal’s voluminous million lashes because of its brush.

For lips, they talk about something that’s the bane of my long hair existence: when my hair brushes against my lip gloss and makes them both a mess. To combat this annoying beauty problem, Joey recommends the “not too sticky” Ready to Wear lip lurex lip gloss, which can go over a matte lipstick or lip liner and even smells good. And voila! A simple summer look that’s easy, pretty and long-lasting.