There’s nothing more annoying than looking in the mirror mid-afternoon to see your makeup as all but worn off. Here’s how to keep your cosmetics on lockdown, even in this summer heat!
You’ve worked so hard to create that perfect makeup look and without any welcome at all, heat and humidity swoop into the picture and make that beautiful work of art (or something like that) melt away. The nerve.
The good news is there are steps you can take to make your makeup last all day and we’re here to share them with you. With these failproof tips, there’s no doubt that your makeup will beat the heat.
1. start with a clean canvas
We all know that oil and water don’t mix. The oils on your face aren’t an exception to that rule! An oily face will make makeup melt off quicker than you can imagine.
If you really want your makeup to last, start with a clean face. Remove any excess dirt and oil by washing with a gentle cleanser. After patting your skin dry, apply a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer with SPF (we Everygirls know how to multi-task!). Let it sink in for about three minutes before applying any additional products.
Cleanser: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
Oily skin moisturizer: Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++
Normal to dry skin moisturizer: Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++
2. prime and perfect
You know how a manicure always looks best when you use a great base coat? The same goes for your makeup! Using a primer will help fill in your pores, blur imperfections, and help your makeup look better and last longer. Using one sounds like a no-brainer to us.
Primer: Smashbox has an excellent range of face primers. There’s one for red skin, one for dry skin, one for acne prone …