While summer is wonderful, one of the most horrible parts of it is melting makeup, smudged eyeliners and sticky lipsticks. However, with some tips and tricks you can keep your makeup looking fresh for longer and can keep your face sweat-proof and shine-free for longer.
- The base
The basics are super important when you are applying any type of makeup. Moisturize your skin with an oil-free moisturizer every morning to help keep the skin hydrated. Remember that dry skin can produce more oil throughout the day. You should also look for a foundation that is oil-free in nature to keep the oil at bay. A cooling gel can also help you stay cool throughout the day. Visit eHow remedies to find the best skincare tips for every skin type.
- Prime your skin
Primer can really help keep your makeup on longer and can help in lengthening the wear-time for your makeup. Using a good mattifying primer can also help in controlling oils and since you will add the glow with other products, this can help you get an even complexion.
- Bronze up.
Bronzer can help your eyes look so much healthier and can help add that sun-kissed look to your skin minus the sun damage to your skin. To keep your face looking natural, add bronzer to the high points of the face, where you receive the most sunlight, the cheekbones, the nose, the chin and the forehead. You can use powder bronzers in varying shades for a more believable look. You can also add a little more on the neck and earlobes if you wear your hair up.
- Less is more
If you want to ensure that your makeup doesn’t crease or ends up looking caked on, you need to do this step during the summers. Skip the foundation and go for some lighter tinted moisturizers or products that even out the skin. Add some concealer on any problem areas to spot conceal. Keeping it light can prevent it from moving around when it gets hot. Wearing less makeup can help keep it on for longer.
- Calm down with the shimmer
While you want a dewy soft glow, it is very important to not go overboard with the cream foundations and the dewy primers during this time as they can’t control the shine and makes you look sweaty and shiny. Use the highlighter sparingly, your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, the cupid’s bow. Skip the forehead if it makes you look too shiny.
- Prime the lids
Use an eye primer to ensure that the eyeshadow goes on smooth and doesn’t crease. It acts as a base to allow the eyeshadow to last longer. You can also layer creams with powders for added staying power. Double up on the liner with a black powder on top of the creamy liner.
- A dewy blush
Adding some blush on your face is a sure-fire way to look healthy and balanced, however, powder blushes can start looking caked on if you are sweating and can look patchy. A good idea to bypass this situation is to use a cheek stain. Using a gel or a liquid stain in a flattering color can help you rosy up and keep the blush looking perfect for longer. You can also add some cream blush and set it with some invisible and lightweight setting powder.
- Lighter lipsticks are your best friend
It is absolutely horrible when you wear a lipstick in summer and it starts to bleed and look like you just ate a popsicle. Stains are the way to go. Stains can be really cool as they are lighter and have sheer coverage that can be added as little or as much as you need. You can also add some lip balms to ensure that the lips don’t get too dry throughout the day.
- Blot away that oil
One of the best products that you can use for your skin to ensure that you look amazing in your photos is blotting papers. These can really help in ensuring that the sweat and oil from the day is absorbed without having to add a ton of product on the face. You can also add a little bit of translucent powder to help in controlling the shine.