Heading out in summer with a full face of makeup can be a recipe for disaster, there is nothing worse than a full face of melted, flaky, patchy makeup. Summer is the perfect time to strip your routine back and opt for a more natural beauty look, less is more when it comes to the heat. But we get it – you may have an event coming up that calls for a little more coverage so here are some tips to melt-proof your look and make your makeup last the distance during the long, hot days.
Opt for an oil-absorbing foundation
If you find your skin on the oilier side, try using an oil-absorbing foundation such as the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup. The formula is buildable from medium to full coverage, it isn’t too cakey and it will stay in place all day, absorbing any excess oil you may have. The perfect foundation for a daytime event or a night full of dancing.
Try a primer with an SPF
The most important product to apply to your face during summer is an SPF, but let’s face it, most of the SPF creams are thick and shiny and have your makeup slipping straight off your face within a couple of hours. Try opting for a primer with an added in SPF such as the Coola Mineral SPF Daydream Makeup Primer. It has an SPF 30 for protection and its formula will help your makeup stay in place, genius!
Line your eyes with waterproof eyeliner
If you’re a fan of a bold and dramatic eye, who says you should sacrifice this look because you don’t want your liner smudging your eyes, giving you a less than desired black eye look. The solution is simple – use a waterproof eyeliner! Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is a cult favourite and for good reason, it stays put on oily lids, through tears and even long-haul flights. This liner will be your best friend for the perfect cat eyes all summer long.
Discover the wonders of translucent setting powder
Setting powder is going to be your secret weapon this summer for avoiding an oily mess of a face. Setting powders are such a fantastic universal product because no matter what your skin tone or type they are designed to create a blurring elusion on your face by soaking up any unwanted shine. Try the NYX HD setting powder, it is an affordable option that glides on like silk but has a matte finish.
Say goodbye to flakes with a flake-free mascara
Flaky people and flaky mascaras, they’ve got one thing in common – nobody wants them! Instead of opting for a waterproof mascara which can leave your lashes looking thick and clumpy and can actually cause flaking, try a flake-free formula instead. My personal favourite mascara is Revlon So Fierce because it is super affordable, gives you big, bold, clump-free lashes and it doesn’t flake off ever, it’s my go-to for long summer days out.