5 Easy Tips on How to Pare Down Your Makeup for the Summer
Summer is here, which means the heat is on! Not only do you peel off the layers of clothes, you should also peel off the layers of makeup. With these warm temperatures, it’s harder to keep your face looking fresh throughout the day. The only way to deal with it is to keep your makeup lightweight and easy breezy. Here’s how:
1) [highlight color=”pink”]TO LOOK OUT OF SIGHT, KEEP YOUR APPLICATION LIGHT •[/highlight]
The hotter it gets, the more you sweat. That means your makeup smears, travels, and fades. The best way to combat that is to apply less makeup. The more you have on, the harder it is to maintain. Try using a tinted moisturizer or a BB crème. These two products are particularly formulated to have a sheer application and go on like a second skin. When makeup is too thick, it can clog your pores. As a guest expert on Cityline, I’m always demonstrating how to achieve perfect skin. Using one of these two products will allow your skin to breathe and still look flawless.
2)[highlight color=”pink”]DON’T LET ‘EM SEE YOU SWEAT, USE POWDER TO SET •[/highlight]
Regular press powders can be too thick for the summer. It’s better to opt for a translucent powder to set your makeup. Translucent powders are exactly that … translucent! They have little to no colour in them and give you a super lightweight feel. Remember: use your foundation to cover up or even out your skin. A translucent powder’s sole purpose is to set makeup and take away shine. Most makeup lines today carry their own translucent powder. Try it!
3)[highlight color=”pink”]TRY A 3-IN-1, AND THEN YOU’RE DONE •[/highlight]
Another way to pare down your makeup for the summer months is to go with a 3-in-1 (lipstick, blush and eyeshadow) crème makeup all in one. It usually comes in a stick form and you sweep it over your lids, blend over the apples of your cheeks and lastly dab on the lips for a kiss of colour. On Cityline, I’m always giving tips on how to achieve the 5 min. face and this is the product to do it. In the past few years this type of product has become quite popular and a quick and easy way to achieve a fun, fresh look.
4) [highlight color=”pink”] LOOK FINER IN LIQUID LINER •[/highlight]
By the end of a hot summer’s day, your eyeliner can smear so much that you look like a raccoon. A great way to avoid that is to throw away your pencil eyeliner and use a liquid liner to define your eyes. The coal ingredient that is in pencils, when mixed with heat, always softens and smears. Whereas liquid eyeliner, once it’s dried, will stay put all day, no matter how hot is gets.
5)[highlight color=”pink”] RAISE THE ROOF, IN WATER PROOF •[/highlight]
We all know when mascara gets wet, it runs. It’s hard to avoid moisture in the heat. To ensure you can bat those lashes all summer long with confidence, grab a water proof mascara. You can sweat and even go for a dip in the pool and those lashes will remain picture perfect.
Summer is a time to go out and enjoy the heat, not fight it. Follow these 5 easy tips to minimize your makeup this summer, and you’re guaranteed to look fabulous and have more time for fun in the sun!