How to sweat-proof your makeup for summer
16 June 2015
We all love summer, but the increased temperature and humidity can play havoc with our beautifully made-up faces. So stay sweat free this summer with these tips to keep your makeup in place.
- Always use primer
Apply a tiny amount of primer to all areas of your face prone to shine and oil. Primer should be applied before makeup and after moisturiser. Milk of Magnesia contains natural oil-blotting properties, creating a smooth base for your foundation.
Primer can also be used to prevent unwanted eye shadow creases, acting as a base for your eye shadow to stick to, keeping it in one place all day long.
- Nude liner instead of eye shadow
Alternatively, avoid eye shadow altogether and stick to a nude eye liner to really open your eyes up – without having to worry about it melting off your lids.
- Criss-cross your foundation
Liquid foundation gives a better finish than powder or mineral versions – but in the summer heat, it can quickly slide off your face. The trick is to apply it in criss-cross strokes to give you a better blend and no visible streaks if you start to sweat.
- Blot away excess oil
Blotting papers are a handy solution to remove any excess oil from your face before it ruins your makeup. Keep a stash of them on hand at all times during the summer and use whenever you start to feel a sweat coming on.
- Use waterproof mascara
Keep your mascara in place all day long with waterproof formulas. These products contain less water meaning they’re more likely to stay put, whatever the weather.
- Less is more
Be careful to use a light moisturiser in the summer months. Use one that’s too rich and it’ll send your makeup slipping down your face in no time at all.
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