During the summer when the temperatures rise often it’s difficult to get your makeup to look decent because the heat can cause a lot of problems when it comes to certain kinds of makeup. That’s why it’s often better to try and wear little to no makeup at all during really hot days. However, if you can’t stand the thought of going outside without any makeup here are a few tricks and product ideas that actually will withstand heat, humidity and even sweat, that you might want to consider trying.
One thing you might want to do is invest in some waterproof makeup. Makeup has come a long way over the years and there are a wide range of products that really are waterproof and they will stay put on your face without clogging your pores, so make sure to check out products made by Stila, Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown and CoverGirl. You should be able to find some good waterproof makeup that fits your style and needs.
Whatever you do, don’t use powder products on hot and humid days. You ever baked with flour before? Well then you know what flour looks like when you start mixing it with water, it starts to form clumps. Well, that’s exactly what can happen in the summer after a long day, the powder makeup you’ve used can start to clump when you sweat, so it’s best that if you must wear face makeup that you use creams and not powders. Cream shadows, blush and foundations will glide on smoothly and they also help to create a nice dewy and naturally flushed effect.
You might want to consider buying yourself some setting spray in order to set your makeup once you have applied it. This is a product that provides a nice light layer of protection to your face that helps to keep your makeup from sliding down your face once you get hot and sweaty. You can also use cooling mists they work great to set your makeup as well as leaving your skin feeling refreshed during those hot, hot days. An added bonus, they smell great too.
Stay away from those thick facial creams during the summer. This is only going to make it easier for your makeup to slide right off your face during super hot weather. You should use something that is light and make sure to let it absorb all the way into your skin before you even start putting on your makeup for the day.
Don’t throw away your used tea bags! Did you just have a cup of tea or make some iced tea? Save those tea bags, let them cool off and once they are cool, put them on your eyelids. The caffeine in the tea will help to shrink the blood vessels which in turn will minimize that puffy under the eyes look and even dark circles!
One final tip. If you are looking for a great natural mask, especially if you have oily skin you don’t have to look any further than the produce section of your supermarket. Just get some papaya, mash it up and apply it to your face. That’s all there is to it. The natural enzymes found in the papaya will help to pull out oil and it doesn’t strip the skin while doing so.
So, there you have a few tips on how to keep your makeup from dripping, slipping fading away on those really hot summer days. I’ve tried them all and recommend them because they really do work. So, look good, feel good and keep cool!