There are only the few beauty disasters that are more embarrassing than a face of melted makeup. As the temperatures rise during the summer season your sweat levels increase too. Melted makeup is common during the summer season. Luckily, there’s an entire arsenal of long-lasting, waterproof beauty makeup products which exist to combat slipping and sliding.
Lighten Your Load
The ideal rule to be followed while wearing makeup on a hotter day is to keep it to a minimum. The less amount of makeup you have on, the less there is to slide off. A five-in-one tinted cream, such as Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 ($34), is ideal for achieving a flawless complexion which will inhibit oil throughout the day. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 can also be the best alternative to this.
Prime To Perfection
Keep the habit of using a primer if you need your foundation to stay in place throughout the day. Not only does a good primer offer an even canvas for your makeup, it also stops your foundation as well as concealer from running. The same goes for the eyeshadow primers: the possibilities of your eyeshadow creasing or smudging after using primer are zilch. So reach for a good quality primer and dabbed an even amount on your lids to rock bright, crease-free eyeshadow during all the summer.
Through all the extreme heat and humidity, a silicone-based foundation will assist you to emerge with your charming complexion intact. Since consistency is crucial, pair it with a silicone-based primer, so the formulas blend perfectly. First, prime your face with a quality foundation Primer ($36), then use a foundation, with a damp makeup sponge. Combined, both of these silicone-based products will help keep your makeup from melting throughout the hot summer day.
Instead of your everyday gloss, choose a gloss-stain hybrid, such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Rebel Nudes. This gloss will leave a small hint of colour behind when the shine fades. For a moisturising hint of colour that will surely last through the day, try Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm.
Cream Over Powder Blush
Everything you should know about cream blush and the warmer temps give yet another reason to adore these creamy cheek stains. Since powder and sweat aren’t the best of the friends, they can cause your powder blush to become like a cream cake. To avoid this, try a light, cream blush instead, such as Nyx’s Rouge Cream Blush.