Summer is a time of makeup mayhem! The sultry heat waves & humid climate means that our usual make-up dream team just won’t cut it – we’ve got foundation slipping off our foreheads and panda eyes by lunchtime!
So to ensure your summer doesn’t get eclipsed by makeup woes, we’ve compiled a list of the ultimate makeup DOs and DON’Ts for summer skin care. Follow these skin care tips and no matter how clumsy you are with makeup; you can achieve that gorgeous sunkissed look!
DON’T START WITH A HEAVY MOISTURISER
Although in the winter months, it might seem like there’s nothing better than slathering on a rich face cream to give your skin a boost of moisture, DON’T. A lightweight, oil-free serum that brightens a lacklustre complexion and creates a glowy base for your make-up without weighing your skin down should be your go-to moisturiser. Just apply a few pumps to clean skin, leave it to set for a few minutes, then start your make-up!
DO APPLY A PRIMER
Unless you have the skin of a goddess, chances are a humid climate will be your complexion’s number one enemy! To combat it, be sure to prep your skin with a primer that is packed with antioxidant bursting ingredients like white tea to smooth fine lines, bumps and dry patches – creating a perfect base for your carefully applied makeup.
DON’T FORGET TO COVER YOUR SKIN
We’re not referring to tree shades, hats or actual umbrellas though carrying those is immensely helpful. The A-lister of summer makeup is the Sunscreen. Apply a right amount every time you step out in the sun and reapply after every 2-3 hours. If you’ve got oily skin, a silky-matte finish is perfect for layering underneath your foundation.
DO REMEMBER: LESS IS MORE
Even if you’re a foundation girl at heart, opting for something a little more lightweight in the summer months is your best bet if you want to avoid your products slip-and-sliding around your face throughout the day. A tinted moisturiser packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients, masks the washed out look, blemishes, and redness ingredients, and it’s oil free to help those T-zones stay shine-free all day.
DON’T DENY YOURSELF A SMOKEY EYE
The sunkissed look is never perfect without a sultry smokey eye. To ensure that whatever look you’re going for lasts, don’t forget to start with an eye primer and finish with a water-resistant mascara formula. We’ve made a go-to primer on this here!
DO DARE WITH YOUR LOOK
A glossy bold lip probably isn’t the best idea for the hot weather as things to get a little sweaty, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with colour in the heat! Adding a pop of color to your lips can brighten your overall look. Experiment to see what colors and intensities look best for your skin tone, and step out of your autumn comfort zone. Keep in mind that small, thin lips look best with brighter, vivid colors, and larger lips do better with softer shades.
DON’T LET YOUR OILY SKIN SPOIL THE SUMMER FUN
Summer can bring on a season of the oily skin. Don’t fret! Get a shine-free face – pack a couple of summer essentials, such as blotting paper, compact,oil-free moisturiser. Know more about the ins & out of taking care of greasy skin with these tips that guarantee to keeps oil at bay so your complexion will stay looking fresh whatever the weather.
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