Not many complain when sun is kissing their skin, temperature goes high to 30˚, summer is finally here. However many women face the cruel reality: hot sun and flawless makeup don’t go hand in hand. Does smudgy eyes, sweaty forehead and mascara all over your face sound familiar? Not everything is black and white but some golden rules with summer makeup do apply. And the start with your daily skin care.
Of course you don’t want to say goodbye to makeup when temperatures are high. Good base for flawless summer makeup is your base. Switch heavy and thick face cream with a lighter cream or texture. This way your skin will be able to breathe and will accept whatever makeup you will use without being oily and glossy.
Next step is to use a light foundation. In warm air your skin only needs a light coverage and light foundation or even BB or CC cream allow your skin to breathe and look more natural. The last thing you want is that you look like you are wearing a mask. Lighter foundation will also prevent clogged pores; for that same reason avoid products that contain oils. They will just make the situation worse. Good choice for summer is also powder or bronzer that soaks in excess oil and sweat, leaving a matte look. Bronzer is a good choice in summer as you can only use a small amount and give your skin a sun-kissed look.
Whatever type you will use make sure the product offers your skin hydration and comes with SPF that will protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Avoid products that are waterproof. That kind of products don’t allow your skin to breath that lead into sweating and expose skin to the risk of acne.
Here it is a completely different story because you should be using waterproof products. Waterproof makeup is highly recommended as this is guarantee the product will stay in its place. First choose waterproof mascara. Eye pencil should also be waterproof but you can go for gel eyeliner that will last much longer than regular kajal. Always apply primer before eyeshadow as this will prolong the colour and prevent the shadow so smudge. Also rather choose matte shadows as they contain less oil, what makes them last longer. Same goes for lipstick; choose a matte lipstick instead of glossy one.
Perfect makeup in summer begins with everyday skin care and light foundation. Two words will follow you on every step: waterproof and matte.