I began noticing beauty trends the moment I entered the airport! Everyone looked great and they had yet to arrive to New Orleans. I noticed color applied to lips, nails and eyes; I love the individuality of it all!

I’m always glad to see women putting their best face forward using foundations and pressed powders as well as experimenting with color. I often recommend using liquid foundation because of its coverage options (applied with a wet sponge for minimal coverage, or layered with a synthetic foundation brush for a more flawless finish). Anyone who’s ever heard me discuss beauty knows I love a good glow. Achieving a golden finish is easy with COVERGIRL truMAGIC Luminizer, Perfector and Sun Kisser—just dab along the crest of cheeks, bridge of the nose and forehead for an effortless glow. If you’re not ready for color on eyes or lips, then have fun with nail color; it’s a great way to participate in the trend without feeling overwhelmed.

New Orleans is hot and humid with highs in the 90’s, so you have to think about makeup in a different way. It’s that time of year when you select products that bake-in beautifully with time. Here are my favorites: I love using the COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer for a subtle glow because it helps control oil throughout the day (which is necessary with humidity). Waterproof mascara and liner (COVERGIRL Bombshell Intensity Liner) are also musts. Not only do they enhance and define eyes, but they’re also virtually transfer-proof! If lipstick is too much to handle this summer, skip it and go for lip products like the new Colorlicious Lip Gloss to add moisture, shine and a touch of effortless color.