Summer is full of pleasure and fun but melting makeup, smudging eyeliner and sticky lipstick is definitely not part of the fun. In summer applying makeup should be simple, light and comfortable. You may have to make some changes to your standard makeup routine so that your summer look can stay fresh and pretty. Here are some tips for applying summertime makeup.
Wash your face regularly: Use a good quality facial cleanser and a moisturizer containing SPF 15 or higher. This will keep your skin fresh and protect it from the damaging UV rays of the summer sun.
Use concealer only where it’s needed: Don’t use too much concealer. Try and use it only where and when needed, i.e. under your eye and to cover other blemishes. If you don’t need concealer, then skip it and let your skin breathe.
Use a powder: In hot weather, don’t use liquids or creamy foundations. Instead use a face powder and blend it well to match your skin tone and soak up excess oil.
Apply blush or bronzer: Enhance your sun kissed skin with a little bronzer or blush. Use light colors and apply it to the places where the sun would naturally hit: the apples of your cheeks, nose, chin, and your hairline. Avoid bright colors and make it look natural.
Apply simple eye shadow: Applying eye shadow is an optional step, but if you choose to use it then use a natural color and apply it just above your lash line. Keep it simple and don’t apply it higher than the crease of your eyelids.
Use waterproof mascara: Using mascara will give your lashes volume and bring out your eyes. Waterproof mascara is especially good on hot days or for an afternoon by the pool.
Add lip balm: Use a lip balm with SPF 15 to protect your lips from sun. You can also apply a gloss with natural colors like pink, peach or orange.
With your natural-looking summer makeup ready, it’s time to enjoy the summer fun!