The summer is upon us and the heat is making us sweat. We cringe at the thought of our makeup melting off in the heat. Well I have a few beauty tips and tricks I’ve learned that are sure to make this summer a great one.
1. Sun Screen
Now this tip is a given. Skin cancer is no joke and walking around in the sun with no sunscreen is a sure way to increase your chances of getting it. Using a sunscreen created by a makeup company for your face will help prevent the smell and thickness on your skin. Placing it under your makeup is your best bet for preventing burning.
2. Tinted Moisturizers/BB Cream
Foundation is thick and heavy and will melt off in the hot sun. Instead opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. Tinted moisturizers are light and airy and perfect for the heat. BB Cream is also a great product that has many uses such as a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sometimes a sunblock. Although both do not provide as much coverage as a foundation putting on concealer blemishes and dark circles and dusting a translucent powder over your face will give the look of perfect skin without the fear of it sweating off.
3. Tinted Lip Balm with SPF
Tinted lip balms are a good alternative for lip stick and lip gloss because it is moisturizing, preventing chapped lips. Also try to find one with spf to protect your lips from the sun.
4. Highlighter and Bronzer
Lancôme cheek bronzer, $46
LORAC cheek bronzer, $32
Collistar bronzing powder, £30
NARS Cosmetics blush, £21
Benefit Cosmetics cheek bronzer, £19
Highlighter makeup, $18
Stila Stila Sun Highlighter, $26
In the summer we all want that tanned glowing look. Highlighter is great for creating this glowing look. Place highlighter on tops of your cheekbones, down the bride of you nose and anywhere the sun naturally hits your face. Bronzer is great for creating the tanned look. Dust some bronzer under your cheekbones, around your temples and along your jawline.
5. Waterproof Mascara
Water is not your friend when your wearing regular mascara. Try using waterproof mascara to prevent racoon eyes when being pushed into the pool.
Creasing eyeshadow is not a hot look. Use a primer on your eyes and face to prevent creasing and moving makeup.
7. Cheek Stain
Cheek stain is a great alternative to regular blush. The stain will stay on the skin longer than regular blush and comes in many colors and styles.
8. Bronzy Smokey Eye
Instead of doing a regular dark smokey eye, try using a lot of golds, browns and bronzy colors to create the perfect look. I will have a tutorial on this look up soon but for now check out this one. You can tone this look down to make it more everday.
9. Blotting Papers
Oil is directly equated with summer but powder is not always the answer. Try using blotting papers instead to take away the shiny look without taking your makeup off.