Summer is fun and full of wonderful things. With the warmer weather arriving, a new season of opportunities to try out those summer makeup looks that you have been seeing on Instagram and Pinterest are here. However, the melting foundation, smeared eyeliner and super-sticky lipstick are not among the things that we all look forward to. Thus, when buying makeup products, you have to be careful with the selection so that you do not have to risk your makeup slipping and sliding off your face in the sweltering summer heat.
Scroll ahead for some of the best summer makeup tips, including looks, brands and products to wear for keeping your face looking natural, fresh and pretty during the sweatiest season of the year.
It is important to have proper exfoliation on your face before you start to put the makeup. Exfoliating is to scrap the top layer of your skin with a facial razor to reveal fresh complexion. Putting makeup on a freshly exfoliated face makes a world of difference. Products blend in better and stay longer.
Priming Your Face
How you care for your skin is just as important as the makeup you put on. Besides exfoliating, use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning and this will less likely to leave your face greasy throughout the day, especially in the heat. You can also prep your complexion with priming moisturizer that helps makeup last, whether it is through lunch, a beach day or a picnic in the park. Rub a small size amount using finger and let it sit and dry for a minute.
You can wear foundation during summer and with the right formula your makeup won’t melt off or become cakey.
If Foundation Is Too Much
Walking around in 100 degree heat and humidity is not everyone’s cup of tea. In order to avoid weather-worn mess, you may want to go foundation-less. If you do not want your face to go bare, you can try putting on a tinted moisturizer or concealer to cover spots.
A tinted moisturizer is one option, while a foundation that doubles a concealer is great for anyone looking for full coverage. The Laura Mercia Tinted Moisturizer is a favorite and well known for its sheer, buildable coverage and moisture-packed formula. It is perfect for those who want to go foundation-free in the summer but still need sufficient coverage.
Layer on sun protection
You may also want to make sure that your skin is properly protected from the sun and this means putting on broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day, even under your makeup. It is recommended that sunscreen be reapplied every two hours. This is of course a little hard to do especially when you are out and about. Well no worries because you can get the handy powder sunscreen. They can be used as a touch up for areas that are prone to daily UV exposure like the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Apply Neutral, shimmery eye shadows
Heavy eyeshadows are not recommended in the summer makeup rotation. Subtle color palette is perfect like Huda Beauty New Nudes palette. You can apply the nudes as base, add the shimmery shades for a pop of color in the center lid and finish off the look with smoky liner under the lower lash for a night out.
Put On Creamy Blush Instead of Powder
Want a sun-kissed look? Use a cream blush like the Ere Perez Blush instead of powder blush. It adds a subtle pop of color to your face and can also be used on your lips and eyelids.
These sweat-proof summer makeup tips will guarantee that you will look glowy and golden all season long.