Your wardrobe is already filled up with cotton and silk to prepare for the summer season, but what about your makeup collection? Many of us dread the scorching heat on our skin. Each time you step out in the sun, your makeup turns into a pool of sweat and NOBODY wants that. But never fear, here is a handy guide to make your makeup stay put and master summer beauty.
Always Wear a Primer Underneath
Summer is the ultimate test to make your makeup look flawless. To start, you need a good primer, which is essential in helping your makeup stay put all day in hot humid weather. My new favorite primer is Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer. Oh pores! No one wants them! This award-winning primer quickly minimizes pores and fine lines for a smoother appearance. Its oily-free, silky and lightweight texture helps your makeup stay put in summer.
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer
Bypass heavy foundation and use light-textured formula to let you skin breathe in the heat and create the perfect skin. The new Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation from Laura Mercier features unique light-reflecting pigments and Radiant-Pearl Mica, capturing your skin in its best light, giving it a soft, luminous glow that is perfect for summer. Its light-as-air texture and stay-true color blend like a dream and create a natural finish without looking cakey. The perfect foundation for summer!
For a golden tan but without the time spent bathing in the sun? Try Yves Saint Laurent Couture Contouring Face Sculpting Palette. It creates a customized, naturally sculpted look with the matte contour shade to shape and the light highlighting shade to illuminate face. The creamy pow der formula blends effortlessly into skin, preventing any harsh lines and allowing a glamorous sun-kissed look.
Set Your Makeup
After applying your summer foundation to your face, the right setting powder will help lock your look in place. I set my foundation with By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder Colorless Hydra-Care Powder. This clear powder combines ultra-filling and plumping micronized hyaluronic acid spheres and super-absorbent silica microbeads to slip into the slightest creases to fill wrinkles, fine lines and enlarged pores with a sheer touch. Its blurring makeup-setting power, soft touch texture and lumi-smoothing finish ensure a clear and matte skin.
Follow the above tips and try the products to get summer ready!