Summer is full of wonderful things however for most melting makeup, smeared liner, and super-sticky lips are not amongst them. We are here with our very best tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty – all day even when the weather is working against you.
- SPF & Moisturise
Caring for skin is just as important as the makeup you apply to it. There is only so much makeup can do and Use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning that you should opt for an oil-free foundation formula to match, Besides hydrating your skin, you also want to make sure it’s properly protected from the sun — and that means wearing sunscreen every single day, even under your makeup. (Applying makeup over sunburned skin is not fun or pretty, ensure you are wearing a factor 30-50 re-applying every few hours.
2 Invest in a powerhouse makeup primer
We promise you will not regret won’t regret the few seconds it takes to apply a primer, after moisturizer but before face makeup. Primers are definitely the way to go in summer in the summer they are super important in keeping hold and last longer, as long as you are apply the correct primer for your skin type they don’t feel at all Try No7 Airbrush Away Primer, which uses hyaluronic acid to soften wrinkles and blur imperfections — all while keeping your makeup on your face! Or simply apply your setting spray as your primer for super strong hold
4.The Glow Up
Wearing a bronzer with or under your makeup can make your eyes look brighter, your teeth whiter— everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin as well as more youthful and radiant. To keep the results looking fresh and natura apply a liquid or powder bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose.
Powder bronzers are the easiest to apply, Choose a bronzer with iridescent tones which can blend together for the most authentic sunkissed look. Applying a little bronzer onto your neck and earlobes to blend, especially if you have short hair or are wearing up.
- Shine and not shimmer
Everyone loves a nice, dewy glow, but there’s a big difference between a healthy radiance and an over-the-top shine. “Avoid cream foundations or anything too luminous, as the humidity will make you extra shiny and sweaty-looking if you have too much sparkle on your skin. For longer-lasting shadow, avoid using eye cream on your lids as it can break down makeup if not set correctly, using a smooth on an eye primer instead. “It will minimise creasing and create a base for longer lasting shadow.
- Bye bye blush
Blusher adds such a balance and healthiness to any look, but if you’re still using the same powdery formula in summer then it can make your flush become cake-y faster than it takes to get to work in the morning. Using cheek stains are great for longevity in hot weather or just a contoured look for that perfect summer goddess,” Giorgio Armani’s Neo-Nude A-Blush — it’s a Beauty Award-winner. It gives a healthy vibrance your cheeks
8. Play with fun, vibrant colors
Just as you’re probably more likely to wear a vivid top or carry a bright bag this season, now’s the perfect time to play up the colors in your makeup palette. Besides looking summery, “livelier colors brighten the face and bring a youthful glow to skin,” says Surratt. If you tend to stick with neutrals, experiment with just one area of your face. A punchy blush on the apples of the cheeks or fun colour shadows is a good place to start. The new Huda beauty neon shadow palettes are great place to also start.
9. Carry a top-up
Never look oily in a photo again by staying prepared with purse-size products that are so perfect for travel. “Carrying blotting papers is a great way to whisk away the sweat and oil without piling on more product, eliminate unsightly shine in seconds, they are cheap and easy but the fenty beauty ones are just bomb.com— you just press and go, top tip If you need to perk up your makeup too, blot first, then follow up with a pressed powder with a hint of luminescence. “You want to eliminate shine, but you still want to look a little glow-y, especially in summer. Plus, you never know when your lip color will need a touch-up after all that eating and drinking ;
10. We finish with a setting spray
The final step in getting your makeup to last all day and night is to spritz on a setting spray to seal in your look pushing the product in with a large setting fluffy brush or sponge. We only recommend Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. We definitely noticed my makeup lasting longer throughout the day and I didn’t get as slick or shiny as usual, we actually tried this on the longest day of the year the summer solstice from 7am to 7pm and didn’t have to touch up once. And its currently on special offer at £19.20 🙂
Pro tip: Want to increase its wear, we always recommend a light dusting of invisible setting powder overtop. Just be sure not to get too heavy-handed; you want to lock your look, not mattify it.