If you’re an avid makeup wearer, you’ll know that you can do your makeup the same way every single day, but it isn’t always going to be the same. The drastic change in temperature between winter and summer in the UK is a prime example of this.
You should ideally have a makeup routine for each of them as the skin reacts differently when it is hot and cold. This article will give you some tips on how to sweatproof your make up with summer.
Start with a Proper Base
Moisturising is an essential part of a makeup routine. You should ensure that the moisturiser is oil-free and that you are using an oil-free foundation as well. There are many different types of moisturisers, what type of moisturiser is right for you is will depend on your skin type, so ensure that you do plenty of research before settling on a base.
Invest in a Primer
Just like moisturiser, primer is also essential when it comes to applying makeup, especially in the summer. Primers are a lightweight solution that helps foundation stay in place for a lot longer.
Believe in Bronzer
Bronzer is a wonderful thing, not only can it make you look more alive, it can make your eyes appear brighter and even make your teeth look whiter. Bronzer is a great way of keeping you looking fresh and natural – as long as you don’t apply too much.
Keep It Light
Makeup and warm weather don’t really work well together. One of the best things that you can do is try not to wear too much of it.
Skip the Shimmer
We all love a dewy highlight, in summer, however, adding shimmer to your makeup can make you look sweaty and shiny instead of radiant and healthy. Which isn’t a great look. To avoid this, try and avoid using any sort of shimmer and cream foundations.
Give Your Eye Shadow Staying Power
Using eyeshadow primer in summer can be the difference between a flawless finish or your eyeshadow melting down your face. Primer gives your eyeshadow a base that it can cling to, as well as helping to prevent creasing. Also try to avoid eye cream on your lids, as this can actually break down the makeup and make it look patchy.
Say No to Powdered Blush
Powdered blush can make you look healthy, but in the summer, it has a bad habit of looking extremely cakey. Switching to a creamy blush instead of a powder is a great way to get that radiant glow with none of the cake.
Shop Shine Whilst Adding Glow
Blotting papers are an easy and effective way of keeping that dreaded shine away during the warm summer months. They should also be used before touching up your makeup. This gets rid of all the excess oil on the face and leaves the best base to re-apply. Applying powder foundation on top of oily skin is guaranteed to leave you with a cakey finish. Blotting will get rid of the oil and leave you with glowing skin.