As soon as the summers approach, we all become very picky about the cosmetics we use and makeup regime. Certainly, summer brings us the joy of having fun outdoor, go on vacations, pool parties, beaching, and what not.
But what about the layering makeup in summer which becomes more of a chore than an enjoyment during the season?
Wearing makeup in scorching heat can be a task with smeared eyeliner, the cakey foundation layer, and melting makeup. Here we have dug out few experts advises for you to look fresh and perky even in the rising temperature.
Few handy tips can do wonders for your daily makeup in the summer season.
How? Read on to know more about it.
Pick Summer-Friendly Products
For those sticky, sweaty summer months you must pick up products conducive to the temperature you are going to survive in. Here is a list of must-have products.
1. The Oil-free Moisturizer
It’s a must apply as it will retain the moisture of your skin with allowing it to dehydrate. While buying you must check skin type, it is suitable for oily, normal and dry also it should be non-comedogenic or oil-free.
Apply sunscreen as a thumb rule in abundance to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Harmful sun rays damage your skin, causes wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and suntan. If that is not sufficient reason that why you should wear sunscreen every day, it may cause skin cancer as well.
Summer makeup kit must have a spray sunscreen or a gel-based sunscreen (avoid creams at all cost) with minimum SPF 30. Apply sunscreen before your apply foundation or primer. Titanium-based or zinc oxide based sunscreens are considered to be excellent for sensitive skin type.
3. Avoid Cream Based Products
The thick layering of cream based cosmetic leaves you feeling heavy, caked and claustrophobic in humidity. Apply oil-free liquid or gel-based products. They are light on the skin, can be combined with liquid foundations easily. Blemish base/balm will even out your skin tone.
4. Pick Liquid Concealer
Liquid concealer blends well with water-based moisturizers. If you are cautious and clever in its application, you can skip the layer of foundation entirely. Just apply concealer on the attention seeking spots and go layer-less.
5. Water Resistant Makeup
The flip side of waterproof cosmetics is they block sweat while stopping smudging and running of make-up. Waterproof makeup is silicon-based leading to rough skin with clogging. Choose “Water-resistant” over water-proof make-up. Choose cosmetics containing polymers and isododecane as they are safer for the skin.
6. Avoid Powdered Blush and Thick Creamy Lipstick
Use cheek stain or gel for smooth look and sweat proof makeup. Powder blushes are a no-no as they create an artificial look. Thick dark lipstick shades will be too heavy on the lips in summers. Wear lip-stain, lip-gloss or lip-balm in nude shades for better moisturization. Try peaches and pinks for the neutral look. For a bolder with little prominence use tangerine or grape.
Creating Cool Summer Looks
Few tips for the fresh summer look even when the weather is working against you. All you brave hearts step out in the sun to dazzle.
1. Try Matte Over Shimmer Products
During this sweaty season, matte finish works better than shimmer. I am sure, you wouldn’t want to appear like a shimmery queen in the sun with all sweat. Matte foundation and concealers are a better bid. Use of highlighter should be restricted to a matte finish. Shimmers can be included in eye shadow, lip gloss, and bronzer.
2. Bronzer for Sun-Kissed Brazilian look
Apply a dash of bronzer to nose, cheekbones, forehead, and chin, as these areas get suntanned easily. Powdered bronzers are light to use and do not turn streaky like cream bronzers in summers.
3. Avoid Opaque Lip or Eye Makeup
Get your natural summer looks with sheer lip gloss/balm in natural shades of pink/peach and eye makeup to be minimal.
4. Experiment with Vibrant Shades
Experiment with bright shades like aqua eye-shadow, peach/pink blusher and lip balm. The tip is less is more in summers so stick with less makeup.
5. Clear Mascara Instead of Colored One
Mascara must be clear (black/brown) and not the colored one; just a layer is good enough to make your lashes look longer and thicker. Go for water-resistant one.
Avoid Smudging and Melting of Make-up the Easy Way
Grandma’s tips suggest using blotting paper (substitutes are tissue paper or rice paper) more often than a powder to avoid greasiness and clogging of pores eventually leading to pimples and break-outs. Do not forget to take cold compress with ice on face, neck, and back (exposed area) before applying any make-up.
1. ‘Lesser is the Better’
Keep your makeup light and allow your skin to breathe. Keep yourself well hydrated, yes it shows on the skin. Tinted makeup is best for the summer season. Tinted moisturizer, lip balm, eyeliner and mascara you can apply.
2. Primer for the Prime Look
Apply moisturizer and sunscreen if it’s a day make up before you apply primer to cover pores, fine lines, spots, and blemishes. Use the one which reduces shine of the foundation, gives a matte look. Primers are available in both tinted and clear formula. Dark/pale complexion can use an explicit method, whereas fair/medium skin tone can opt for tinted formula.
3. Substitute Primer with Sunscreen
If your sunscreen contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide than you can skip using a primer. These elements can take care of your sensitive skin in the sun.
4. Primer or Powder for Eye Makeup
Application of eye primer or powder on eyes before eye-shadow, eye-liner or mascara will allow it to stay longer. Water-resistant or water-proof liners will last longer in humid, sweaty summers.
5. Translucent Powder or Spray
A must have for oily skin, to allow the make-up to remain intact despite sweat. The first application enables matt finish; avoid overdoing it, let your skin feel light and breathe. Setting spray with a matt formula is a good alternative to keep your makeup intact. Setting sprays are available with long-lasting formula. They are easy for repetitive use, without causing any hassle or damage.
6. Wear Cotton Clothes and Keep Hair Up
Light cotton clothes allow the air to pass and keep the body temperature low further reduces sweating. If you sport long tresses, prefer keeping them in a bun or ponytail to avoid sweat in forehead and neck. It will make you feel good and gives you a cool summer look.
Summers are wonderful; don’t ruin them by going wrong with summer makeup. Step out confidently with these tips for makeup in summer that will surely help you stand out in the crowd. If you are already using some hacks that help in keeping makeup on for long, please let us know by leaving a comment below.