Hot weather and makeup are never the best pairing. It seems like it always tends to sweat off no matter what you do, and that’s why we’ve gathered some summer sweat-proof makeup tips for you! Many makeup artists and enthusiasts highly recommend using lightweight products, but that may not work for everyone. We have gathered tips to cater to both dry, oily, and combination skin types.
First, you always have to start with a solid skincare routine to make for a flawless base. Keep scrolling to read our tips on how to beat the summer heat with these makeup tips!
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
Moisturizing is vital for all skin types! Moisturizer will help keep your skin looking fresh and soft. Makeup hack for oily skin: apply a heavy moisturizer, serum, or mist and then set it with setting powder before applying foundation. If you have dry skin or dry patches, avoid this! Having a solid base for your makeup is key to making your makeup last all day.
Make sure to apply SPF.
This step is SO important, SPF should be used daily, even on the days when you’re just laying in bed! Please, do your skin a favor and start using it. Your future self will thank you, trust me. We all know that when we don’t wear SPF on our bodies, we risk getting a not so hot sunburn. But when you don’t wear SPF, you also risk premature aging, skin damage, more wrinkles, sunspots, and so much more. Anything from SPF 30 up will do.
Use a primer before applying any makeup.
You want to use a primer so your makeup will stay on all day. Primer is needed because it gives your products an even surface. Depending on the primer you choose, your skin and makeup will look different. Mattifying primers are good for oily skin, and lightweight primers are suitable for those with dry to combo skin.
Try using waterproof products.
There are so many waterproof products on the market. You may even find that your favorite products already have a waterproof option available. Some people also claim that waterproof mascara holds a better curl for a longer time and does not smudge under the eye. Try it out for yourself!
Foundation VS BB Cream
BB creams are lightweight and perfect if you’re looking for light coverage. BB creams are perfect for the summer heat because they don’t weigh you down as much. Pro-tip for BB creams: try looking for one with SPF, the more, the merrier.
Creams VS Powders.
If you don’t want your makeup to look cakey, it’s best to use creams. Once you start to sweat, setting powder tends to separate and look heavy and chalky. Cream products are the perfect alternative to avoid this. If you’re worried about using cream products because you have oily skin, you can use stains, such as the Benefit Cosmetics Posietint Lip & Cheek Stain. As I mentioned earlier, setting with powder will work best for oily skin.
Don’t forget to use setting spray!
Lock everything in with setting spray. Setting sprays helps your makeup stay budge-proof and looking good all day long. You can even use a finishing spray throughout the day to keep your skin refreshed and looking dewy.
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