The most common summer makeup problem is how easily it slides off the skin. That need not always be the case. These tips will allow makeup to stay in place and last for hours, even on the hottest of days.
You spend a good part of an hour to apply makeup but barely an hour into your day, your face is greasy and your makeup is melting away. How many times has this happened to you? In summer, countless might be an appropriate number. The weather has the potential to leave all skin types oily, which slides makeup off and creates a soppy mess. Luckily, these six makeup tips will help your hard work last through the day.
1. Always Hydrate
Whatever be the season, never skip moisturiser. If your skin isn’t moisturised enough, it produces sebum to compensate, which can seep through base makeup. If you hydrate it with a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser however, it won’t find the need to do so.
2. Prime Time
If you thought primer only worked to blur imperfections and reduce the appearance of pores, think again. One of primer’s greatest benefit is how it improves longevity of makeup and acts as a barrier against oiliness. This is one product your summer makeup set shouldn’t be without.
3. Pick Right
When purchasing foundation for summer, do your research to make the right choice. Look for foundations that promise full-coverage finish, long wear time and a matte look. These are made of thicker formulas which can potentially withstand more oil and grease that may come up.
4. Set It And Forget It
A forgotten part of many makeup routines is the final step of setting it. Once all products have been applied, dust a translucent setting powder over your face or spritz with a setting spray. This incredibly important step locks down makeup as well as stops seeping and transferring. Skip it and all your effort will be in vain.
5. Cream Time
In summer, give preference to cream based formulas; be it for foundation or blush. They settle more comfortably on the skin and last much longer than most powders. To add double benefits to cream products, finish with a matching shade of powder and you’re done.
6. Retouch It
Don’t wait for the end of the day to discover your face has turned into an oil spill. By then it might be too late and you’ll probably have to start over with your makeup. Instead, every couple of hours, check your face if any areas need to be blotted or touched up. Tackling it at regular intervals will make sure you look fresh even at the end of the day.