When the mercury rises and the humidity’s intense, it’s hard to imagine anything more than a light layer of moisturiser on your face, let alone a full face of makeup. Read on for the best tips and tricks to sweat-proof your makeup in the scorching summer heat.
- Less is More
As temperatures climb, you should start thinking about streamlining your makeup routine. Less makeup on your face means less chance of drippage. Try to spot conceal instead of using a full face of foundation, applying camouflage only on the areas that need it. Then blend, blend, blend for a seamless finish.
- Choose Longwear Formulas
If you’re looking for full-coverage options, you might want to try all those products that brag about all day wear. Long gone are the days when full coverage meant that your base had to look like it had been smeared on with a trowel. Today’s long wear formulations are not only highly pigmented and transfer-resistant, but also meld beautifully to form a second skin. Look out for brands like Fenty, Huda Beauty, Tarte and Cover FX that offer over 40 shade options in their foundation ranges.
- Blotting Paper is Your Friend
Whilst it may seem instinctive to grab the driest powder at hand to get rid of a greasy shine, it’s actually the one product you should avoid. Hot, oily skin plus any kind of powder will result in a cakey, blotchy mess. Instead opt for blotting papers that will soak up any excess grease and mattify the surface of the skin without disturbing your makeup underneath.
- Prime Your Eyelids
We all know that the T-zone is an area that’s susceptible to midday shine; but did you know that your eyelids can get super greasy too? To prevent raccoon eyes and keep your liner looking sharp, you need to add an eyelid primer to your routine. It creates a grippy base that locks your eye makeup in place for hours, whatever the weather. Not to mention, it will give your eyeshadow a truer, richer colour that will last all day. Try NYX Transparent Proof It Eyeshadow Primer for an effective see-through option that won’t break the bank.
- Invest in a Heavy-Duty Makeup Setting Spray
Whether it’s an abnormally hot day or a special event, a quick spritz of a high-quality setting spray will ensure total makeup lockdown all day long. Mist it lightly over your perfectly glammed face and allow it to dry down to a natural finish. Remember though, not all setting sprays are created equal, so look for a formula that addresses your specific needs. From sebum control and radiance boosters to antioxidants and wrinkle relaxants, there are now setting sprays to cater to every skin concern.
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