Summer is fast approaching and whether we like it or not, this one promises to a scorcher–we can already feel it in the air. And while that means extra bronzed tans, wide-brimmed hats, and skimpy bikinis, it also means sweaty faces and melted makeup. Yikes, we certainly can’t have that! Don’t worry, this summer might prove to be hot, but your makeup will be even hotter thanks to these amazing tips that will help beat the summer heat.
Matte Finishing Spray
A finishing spray is a mist that is sprayed on your face after makeup application to help keep your makeup in place for several hours; the matte version is perfect for summer because you won’t have to worry about oil and shine, when the sun touches your skin. Another great thing is that they are quite cheap ranging anywhere from 5-20 dollars, depending on the brand, and you can find them in your local beauty store or pharmacy.
Hot summer days mean lots and lots of sweating, and when you wipe away sweat you can also wipe away your makeup. Unfortunately when u wipe away mascara it leaves a tacky black streaks on your face, and nobody wants that. Opt for waterproof mascara and you’ll have one less thing to worry about this summer.
Whether it’s lip paint, lip-gloss or lipstick, this summer opt for matte lippies instead of the high shine versions. Matte lippies are amazing because they are highly pigmented, so you only need a small amount. You can eat, drink and even kiss throughout the day and your lippy will stay in place. The only way to remove it is by using an oil based product.
This sets the foundation for your actual foundation, so to speak. The primer is the first thing you put on your face before makeup application. It is usually clear in color and only requires a pea-sized amount. This is the key to ensuring that your makeup lasts all day; just make sure you choose an oil-free version.
The most important beauty tip of all for the summer is sunscreen. While it is important that you wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin from harmful rays, this is especially important during the hot summer weather. Not only does overexposure to the sun lead to age spots and wrinkles, it can also affect the health of your skin as well. Before you purchase any other beauty product this summer, make sure you pick up a large bottle of SPF; your skin will thank you for it.