While summer season is all about minimal clothing, beach picnics, vacations, it becomes extremely difficult to keep the makeup against smearing, smudging and melting! While a lot of women stop using makeup during the sunny days, we have brought to you some wonderful simple summer makeup tips to survive the weather.
This article would answer some questions that are generally asked in terms of summer makeup, such as:
• Why you should wear less makeup in summer?
• What is the importance of keeping your face hydrated?
• Why you should invest in mini-sized cosmetics?
• What to do to prevent your makeup from melting?
1. Try to wear less makeup
In summer time, our skin does sweat a lot and applying unnecessary makeup can clog the pores. Hence, try to apply makeup only when necessary. It is better to apply a tinted moisturizer and a little concealer (only if required).
2. Don’t forget to moisturize
Just like the body, skin too dehydrate with heat attack. Hence, make sure that you are keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized. Beauty experts advise to use oil-free moisturizers in the summers to prevent acne situation.
3. Sunscreen is a must!
Besides moisturizing the skin, another very important skin care step is applying a good sun protectant. This would safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays. If you want your skin to not lose its firmness and radiance, never leave the home without applying sunscreen.
4. It is better to use waterproof cosmetic products
The only outdoor exercise that we all love to do in the summers is swimming. In order to enjoy water sports without having to worry about your makeup, use only water-resistant products.
5. Buy mini-sized products
Want to pack light for a trip but cannot leave your makeup? Buy mini, travel-friendly versions of your favorite products. You can carry them with utmost ease and apply anytime and anywhere!
6. Invest in a good primer
Summer makeup is incomplete without a good primer as they work to keep your makeup in place for a longer time. While buying a primer, make sure it is light on your skin and provides amazing coverage.
7. Glam up with bronzer
Bronzer uplifts the complete look of your face when applied in the right way. Apply light bronzer on the high points of your face to highlight them. Go for powder bronzer as it is light-weight and easy to apply.
8. Play with colors
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with your look and play with bright colors. These vibrant colors instantly enliven your face and make it glow bright in the daylight. From bright eyeshadows to bold lip colors to peachy blush, choose as per your mood.
9. Go for sheer shades
Opt for bright colors but avoid putting deep and dark colors. As these look too heavy for summers. You should go for something bright and light. Try sheer versions of your favorite colors for a subtle yet smart look.
10. Switch to lip stains
Lip sticks have heavy formulation as compared to lip balms. These are extremely light and keep the lips moisturized. Add blush pink and peachy lip stains to your vanity to keep your lips beautiful and hydrated at the same time.
11. Say ‘NO’ to shimmer in summer
A glowing skin is good but an overly shining skin especially in the summers is awful! There is a fine line between glow and shine. Skip products that have shimmery base or else it will make your skin sparkle in an odd manner.
12. Go for dewy makeup look
If you think you are looking too shiny, here is a simple trick to control that and get a subtle look. Use blotting papers to eliminate the unnecessary shine from your face. This would keep the glow but reduce the shine.
13. Longer-staying eyeshadow
To keep your eyeshadow in place for long, prep your eyes with a good eye primer. Do not use eye cream as it might make your eye makeup look cakey. For better wearability, apply a layer of powder over the cream eyeshadow.
14. Skip powder blush
Powder blush is great but it doesn’t work in summer! It might dry out your skin and form creases. Therefore, experts suggest using cream blush in place of powder blush for a longer stay.
15. Always lock the makeup with a setting spray
The concluding step in makeup application is the setting spray. It will seal your makeup and help it stay the entire day. You must also spray face mist on frequent intervals to provide needful hydration to your skin.