I hope I am not being slightly premature, but the sun seems to be shining brightly in the sky a little more often these last few weeks, could it mean that spring is finally in the air? So with that, we need to make sure our skin and indeed makeup regime is ready for the (fingers crossed) hotter days ahead! After all, let’s be honest, looking in the mirror halfway through the day only to find your makeup running down your face is not a good look by any stretch of the imagination!
It may be that you are preparing for one of the many amazing festivals taking place this spring/summer season, or maybe you’re lucky enough to be jetting off abroad. Whatever you’re up to, it’s important that once the temperature starts to rise, you adjust your beauty routine. Even on the hottest of days and as the humidity rises, there are still a number of steps you can take to ensure that your makeup won’t cake and your mascara won’t run.
Want some melt-proof tips on how to keep your makeup in place? Well ladies you’ve come to the right place!
1. Prep with primer.
First things first, it’s important to use primer before applying foundation. This will give you a fresh and dewy complexion that lasts all day and helps to hold your makeup in place, all day long. The best primers are the ones that include silicone (the key ingredient in most long-wearing formulas), which will help to provide a barrier between your skin and the humidity.
2. Silicone-based foundation is best.
Just like with primers, silicone-based foundations are the very best option when met with moisture and will truly last the longest.
3. Creamy not cakey please.
My advice would be to try and steer clear of powder versions of eyeshadows in the warmer months as these can appear cakey, especially when they mix with moisture on your face. Instead, use a cream shadow and cream-based blush which will give you a nice, natural looking glow. For added insurance, go for the long-wear versions.
4. Bet you didn’t know there was such a thing as waterproof concealer!?
Is mascara the only type of waterproof makeup in your cosmetics’ bag? Then girl, it’s time to go shopping!! Waterproof concealer which is densely pigmented, will hide blemishes and dark circles, even in the intense heat.
5. Luscious not lanky lashes.
If you’re lusting after liner and lashes that will stay put and not run down your face, then it’s best to use both waterproof mascara and liquid liner.
6. Spring clean your skin with microdermabrasion.
Normally skin renews itself approximately every 28 days. The SkinBase Facial™ speeds up the rate at which the skin would normally renew itself by removing dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. As a result, tired and dull patches are removed and new, fresh and radiant skin is revealed. With skin this radiant, you may feel more confident to go makeup free as the weather heats up and not need to worry about sweaty or cakey skin – bonus!
Worried about going makeup free?
Bonus tip: With sunlight getting warmer and more intense in the summer, whatever you do, don’t forget sun protection. And blotting papers are better than piling on the powder when your skin starts to sweat, as powder will make your skin look cakey.