Summer weather isn’t exactly kind to makeup. In a matter of minutes your face can go from perfectly painted to sweating down your neck. This time of year doesn’t mean you have to give up your beauty routine though. Here are fifteen makeup tips to ensure your face stays beat all day.
Even though you may think winter is the only dry month of the year that doesn’t mean you should skimp on moisturizing your face. Depending on where you live you may need to maintain the high level of moisturizing or you can go with something lighter. Just keep putting moisture on your face this is one of the most important makeup tips.
There is a large argument whether or not primer actually does anything but for the most part it will keep your makeup from clogging your pores. Summertime means sweat which means clogged pores. Instead of helping your makeup break you out stop it from ever creating annoying pimples.
Sunscreen. Sunscreen. And even more sunscreen. This is something you should be wearing regardless of the season but especially important during the summer. There are moisturizes, primers, foundations even setting sprays that come with sun protection. Sun damage will not only make your makeup melt but it will also cause you to age rapidly.
4. Blotting Papers
If it hasn’t been made apparent enough one of the main makeup tips for the summer is to combat sweat. Even if you have dry skin you’re going to sweat and become oily during these hot months. Make sure you have blotting papers with you to help take that shine away and stop your pores from getting clogged. Toilet paper also works but be careful when using just regular paper it can take your makeup off.
Even though it isn’t suggested you actually swim with makeup on your face consider getting waterproof everything. If you sweat it will help prevent your mascara from running down your face. Nobody wants a streaky face.
6. Lip Tints
Summertime doesn’t mean you just have to wear chapstick. Although matte lipsticks and especially liquid lips will dry out your lips so consider going for more softer lip tints instead. Some are made to be built on so that way you can find the perfect shade you want.
7. Liquid Makeup
Although liquid makeup may seem like it’ll come off easier it’ll actually go on easier. Make sure your moisturizer and primer will support a liquid foundation but it’s far better from powder. Foundation that is powder will separate on an oily face making it look as though you’re pealing.
8. Avoid Shine
Your face will have its own natural shine and glow so you can skip on highlights that can be seen from the gods. If anything over highlighting will make it look like you’re sweating even more than you actually are.
9. Cheek Stains
Similar to lip stains cheek stains are easier to control and are much better than powdered blushes that will clog your pores during the summer.
10. Tinted Moisturizer
If you’re afraid to wear foundation at all one of the best makeup tips is to just find a good tinted moisturizer. Although they won’t give you the same coverage that foundation will give they will give you a filtered look. They will help balance the color on your face out as well as moisturizing it. Be sure to find one with SPF!
This can be up for debate but sponges will make sure you won’t have any excess makeup on your face. Instead they’ll ensure you have the proper amount. If you have too much makeup on it will definitely melt.
12. Skip Powders
Powders are not your friend during the summer. Although they may help in setting your makeup anything else is asking for trouble.
13. Sheer Shades
Sheerer shades are perfect especially if you’re going to be wearing an eye look for a while. Brighter colors will make it more apparent if they’re smearing or smudging off. Sheerer shades will melt into your skin better.
14. Setting Spray
If you don’t want to use a setting powder make sure you use a setting spray. There are many good ones that you can also buy for travel size for an added spritz of refreshment every now and then.
15. Less Is More
All in all the best of the makeup tips is to remember that less is more when it comes to summer makeup looks. The more makeup you wear the more makeup your face can melt off.