With August’s heatwave approaching, don’t let melted makeup and panda eyes ruin your favourite summer outfit.
A bit of a tan makes everyone’s skin look and feel better, but if you still feel you need a bit of extra coverage, stick to silicone-based foundations. These types of foundations are long wearing and act as a barrier between humidity and your skin.
Change your primer as your skin changes. In summer, stick to silicone based or oil free primers to help makeup to stay fresh all day long.
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Master the dewy look. Even dry skin can get oily in places and most people’s T-Zones don’t need any help looking shiny! Use a dewy primer on cheeks for a natural glow but stick to mattifying primers on forehead, chin and sides of nose to keep it dewy, not sweaty.
Keep eye makeup water resistant. If mascara is the only waterproof item in your makeup bag, it may be time to invest. If you don’t want to go without eye makeup, stick to waterproof liners, cream shadows and water resistant concealers. It’s also best to avoid bottom liner as it smudges in the heat.
Cream blushers withstand heat better and won’t go cakey if you sweat. If you only have powder versions, mix a little coral or pink lipstick with lip balm for a quick sheer blush.
Avoid over powdering. Keep blotting papers on you if you’re prone to shine to avoid layering up cakey makeup. If you have to use a powder, use a translucent colour-free one, as the skin’s oils can turn powders orange throughout the day.
Swap your heavy eye makeup for a slick of mascara and keep your lip the focus. A statement orange lip is the perfect way to dress up a look without too much makeup and has a lot more staying power in the heat than eyeshadows.