Time for fun in the sun, beach vacays, and swimming in the pool. Yes, many of us love summer but if you are a makeup lover then hot smoldering days can leave you an oily mess! Even the driest of skin can become a slick wet blob! But not to worry cosmetics have evolved a long way. From waterproof mascara to new beauty tricks I got you covered in learning new ways to de-slick, waterproof and sweat-proof your makeup!
Tips and Tricks to Melt Proof Your Makeup!
First things first Prime that face ladies: To create a long lasting coverage of your foundation, primers are the best thing since slice bread (yep I still use that line). Find a primer that is oil-free and light-weight. I love mattifying primers!
Next, Use translucent powder first before you put on your foundation or BB cream: I just love this new trick learned from Wayne Goss from youtube! Using a loose powder before you do anything else, it helps the rest of your makeup adhere to the skin better...making it last longer.
Find a tinted moisturizer or a lightweight foundation with silicone as one of its ingredients: BB creams are great for people who do not like heavy duty foundation . Find one with an illuminating formula for a sheer glow. For foundation lovers who need extra coverage try one with silicone. This ingredient works as a barrier between the skin and the humidity. For less coverage use a wet beauty blender or sponge.
Next put on another light coating of any type of pressed powder: This just set everything even more to keep your makeup from running down your face or into your pores....no cake faces for us!!!!
Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Mascara, and Blush
Cream eyeshadow will be your best friend during the summer: You can use these under your powder eyeshadow if you want as well.
Tip: When I was younger I used to wet my makeup brush and put the eyeshadow in it to create a "cream like" eyeshadow ;)
Time to put use those dreaded liquid eyeliners: I'm the type that hates these eyeliners but if you want it to stay on all day you will just have suck it up (3 more months, then back to the black pencil eyeliners).
Tip: You can also try a cream eyeliner if you absolutely hate liquid eyeliners ;)
Sweat proof your lashes with waterproof mascara: I tell you waterproof mascara really stay on even after you wash you face off!
Cream blushes will be your best friend this summer: Powder blushes just don't blend well with perspiration, place cream blushes on the apples of your cheeks and blend, blend, blend!
My fave makeup finds for a Sweat Proof Summer
Wet n Wild Loose Translucent Powder: Drugstore
CoverGirl Trublend Foundation and Concealer: Drugstore
Maybelline Color Tattoo: Drugstore
Wet n Wild Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner: Drugstore
L'oreal Paris Waterproof False Fiber Lashes Mascara: Drugstore
Elf HD Studio Blush: Buy Here