Summertime brings a lot of warmth and happiness to the country.
However this heat can get in the way of keeping the perfect make-up all day. I’ve conjured up my 5 top tips on how to stay fresh and looking good, despite the heat and sun.
Now if you’re like me and one of the unfortunate people that suffers from a SULA (sweaty upper lip alert), then you will know it makes it near impossible to keep foundation, powder or even concealer from going patchy on the upper lip. Just the tiniest bit of sweat will separate the formula and leave me with a lovely white ‘moustache’. My top tip to help prevent this is roll-on deodorant. Now even though deodorant doesn’t stop you from sweating altogether, it does help slightly prevent it and I find just using some roll-on over my upper lip helps to keep my foundation stuck for a lot longer! I use my moisturiser first and then the deodorant before applying the foundation.
COLD SETTING SPRAY
Now as the day goes on and the sun is shining down, I find myself searching for the nearest fan or air con to stand in front of to cool myself down. Since discovering this tip, I no longer need to! Placing setting spray in the fridge helps me hugely throughout the day. For starters, it is a lush spritz of cold mist for my face when I’m getting hot and bothered, but at the same time it is keeping my make-up locked into place! It’s the perfect remedy.
TONE DOWN THE HIGHLIGHT
Now this may seem an obvious one, but one thing I’ve learnt is to definitely tone down the highlight in the hot months. Your face is naturally going to become a little oilier and sweatier throughout the day, so having tons of highlight on is just going to enhance these factors. Use a smaller amount in the morning and as you get oilier and sweatier throughout the day, it will even itself out without looking cakey.
NATURAL IS THE WAY FORWARD
When it gets really hot outside, it causes your pores to open. This always causes my skin to break out, because it’s allowing my oils and foundation to seep into my skin. One thing I do to prevent this is try and make my makeup as natural as possible. It keeps my skin from breaking out and makes me feel more comfortable in the weather conditions.
POWDER UP THAT NOSE!
I suffer from a very oily T-zone so powdering my nose is a routine for me anyway. However in this weather it is even more essential. One reason because of getting oily and sweaty around the nose, and secondly to prevent leaving sunglasses marks on your nose! In the morning I apply a very generous amount of powder and this helps to last all day.
So here are my top tips. A lot of days in this heat I just go bare faced, as I can’t handle the summer heat and a face of products. However on the days I do decide to brave the full face, these are the best methods I’ve found to ensure I stay looking my best throughout the whole day.