As the days get hotter your makeup has probably started melting off your face. Melting foundation, smudged eyeliner, and extremely sticky lipstick are not exactly what you want this summer. You run the risk of having your makeup come off when you step outside into the sweltering summer heat if you are not careful when choosing your products. Think tinted moisturizers and cream blush in the summer because they reduce the likelihood that your makeup will become a sweaty, cakey disaster the moment the sun shines on you. Here are some summer-proof tips to keep you looking stunning while still being comfortable!
The Right Skincare Routine
While taking care of your skin is a necessary step in sweat-proofing your makeup for the summer, avoiding certain products is the key to keep it summer proof. One of the most common mistakes is over-moisturizing. It’s simpler to sweat-proof your makeup in the hot weather if you use fewer products to keep it in place for a longer period of time. A gentle cleanser, hydrating toner, moisturizer, and an SPF of at least level 30 are all essential for a great, straightforward morning skincare routine.
Without a good primer, it is nearly impossible to sweat-proof your makeup for the summer. You'll have a smooth working surface and an even base for all the other products to adhere to thanks to a good lightweight, pore-minimizing primer. Primers also make it possible for the makeup to last longer without smudging or sweating off, keeping your skin looking polished even with the humidity and heat. Picking a strong and durable primer is key to keeping your makeup sweat proof.
Say Bye To Foundations
Walking around in the excruciating heat with sticky, stuffy humidity can take its toll on a full-face of makeup. We advise lightening up your routine for the season by only using what you really need, ditch the foundation and use a concealer instead, it will help cover shadows and blemishes while still letting your skin breathe. Apply a creamy concealer with your fingertip under the eyes and on your problem areas. If you still feel like you need more coverage, opt for a light layer of tinted moisturizer instead of foundation.
Sunscreen All The Way
Along with hydrating it, you should protect your skin from the sun by wearing broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even when you're wearing makeup. Make sure you reapply every few hours!
Bronze It Up
Using bronzer on the high points of your face—your forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose—where the sun naturally catches you will give you a warm and gentle glow that’ll only be highlighted when the sun hits your face! The easiest to use and least likely to move around in the summer heat are powder bronzers.
Sheer Is Better
Rich, deep colors can look heavy in the summer, try replacing your standard lip and eye colors with sheer variations to lighten up your appearance. If you want more definition, apply a lip liner before applying lipstick, but choose a nude shade to maintain a light and subtle look. You almost can't go overboard with sheer colors because they’re already more subdued.
Keep It All Waterproof
The simplest way to stop sweat and makeup from running, especially mascara, which it occasionally does, is to use the best waterproof makeup formula. Finding waterproof mascara formulas is simple, and this can help keep your eye makeup in place, especially if you're going to be outdoors like at the beach or the pool. If you want waterproof eyeliner, make sure it is also smudge-proof. Opting for waterproof formulas for all your makeup products will help keep your makeup stay in place all day!
Creamy & Sweatproof
Creams adhere much better to your skin and won't cake or s
treak when you start sweating, unlike powder formulas. Whether it's concealer, blush, or eyeshadow, cream products blend seamlessly into the skin to avoid makeup meltdowns in the humidity and heat.
Lip Stains Over Lipsticks
Ditch your heavy matte lipsticks for the season's simplest trend - lip stains. These long-lasting formulas have sheer, buildable coverage, which makes them incredibly adaptable. You can always apply lip balm to add moisture to your lips and with lip stains you don’t have to worry about the color transferring!
Set It Right
Applying a makeup setting spray to set your look is the last step to making your makeup last all day and night. A good setting spray can do wonders for your makeup and make sure it doesn’t shift around with sweat or water.
You won't have to worry about sweating while wearing makeup in the summer with these tips. Now you can look your best while still keeping it sweatproof and summer friendly!