If summers and beauty ever choose to date, they would absolutely have a dysfunctional relationship. Honestly, as much as we don't want to think (or want to admit), makeup and summer don't mesh. They can't be best friends, but they can be “just friends” with a few tricks and hacks.
While the sun is always a reason for celebration, the humid air and high temperatures over the summer may sometimes culminate in an awful makeup meltdown. But this doesn't have to be the case if you know how to sweat-proof your makeup routine.
Here are some expert-recommended summer makeup tips to keep your makeup regimen sweat-proof.
Begin with Skincare: While you may believe that sweat-proof summer makeup is all about how you apply it, the truth is that the foundation of any stunning look begins with skincare. Follow the ultimate skincare mantra-hydration, exfoliation, and protection. Seek lightweight products with potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid to combat dryness and exfoliating marvels such as AHAs and BHAs to fully cleanse the skin and eliminate any buildup.
It is also typically recommended that you cleanse and hydrate properly before applying makeup. When the weather is warm, a slightly foamy cleanser or gel cleanser is recommended, followed by a broad spectrum SPF that addresses both UVA and UVB rays.
Before you start, Prime: Primer is a makeup artist's special arsenal, especially in the summer when the temperature rises. Summer skin requires lightweight layering rather than thick, heavy formulations. Mattifying primers will help your summer makeup last longer and keep the shine away.
You don't have to wear foundation after primer if you use BB creams, tinted moisturizers, and spot concealers in the summer since they provide coverage without appearing cakey.
Use as little powder as possible: While it may seem like you need powder more than ever in the warmer months, it isn't always a smart idea because it can cause makeup to cluster in certain areas and separate in others. Keep powder to a bare minimum and just use a small application of translucent powder to fix your summer makeup once you've applied it. Instead, you might need blotting paper or a beauty setting spray to remove any shine.
For optimal lasting power, mist your face lightly from a six-inch distance in a T-formation, followed by an X-formation.
Pick Waterproof Products: Waterproof products are especially handy in the summer since they not only resist water but also prevent sweat from causing them to slide off. Water-resistant mascaras, eyeliners, and brow products should all be used. This prevents the summer makeup from smearing and transferring throughout the day. Our Experts recommend putting a clear setting gel on top of your filled-in brows for a long-lasting look, as well as a lightweight eyeliner.
Use liquid-based or cream-based formulas: In the summer, avoid powders and instead load up on liquid or cream formulas. 'These are an excellent alternative to powder blushers and bronzers since they blend effortlessly into the face and produce a radiant yet non-shiny finish.' For the most natural look, apply liquids and creams with your fingers or a beauty blender. Just make sure to avoid highlighters with a lot of shine. These function to increase our glow in the cooler months, but when combined with summer steamy temps, the outcome might seem greasy.
Make sure to stock up on the clear brow gel: Clear Brow Gel is a popular summer product. This may be used alone or on top of filled-in brows, and it can also be used to control summer-induced flyaway in a jiffy!
A damp beauty blender is to be used: Instead of using a large amount of powder to set your makeup, make the wet beauty blender your closest buddy. After applying your foundation, carefully stamp it over your base to eliminate any leftover product. This aids in the removal of makeup that may cause caking, sliding, or separating later on.
Store your fav skincare products in the fridge: Nothing beats the thought of putting on a full face of makeup on a scorching day. However, storing your products in the fridge will not only make them colder and more pleasant to apply, but it will also provide your skin with a moisturizing treat.
'Attempting to put on cold makeup is likely to hydrate your skin and relieve any heat-related redness.' To make the most of the dewy glow that the heat will impart on your face, apply a dab of highlighter at the top of your cheekbones, near the eye region, to ensure that the shine is distributed evenly.
Summer makeup can melt in the heat, and unless you customize it to endure a hot day, your face might appear like new paint caught in the rain! When the weather starts to heat up, employ these techniques to freshen up your makeup for summer.