Sweatproof and Waterproof Summer Makeup
With the hot Summer weather almost upon us, I thought it would be good to talk about Summer makeup. If you're like most women, the biggest problem you have is for your makeup to last in the hot humid weather right? Whether you're at a pool party or just having a girls day out - having your makeup stay in place is so so important.
As you can imagine there are a TON of "waterproof" and "long-lasting" makeup items on the market. Some better than others. The idea though ladies is to look for products that have either "waterproof" and/or "long-lasting" in the product description and you'll be half way there :)
Here are my Sweatproof and Waterproof Summer Makeup tips...
1.) Exfoliate - Skin preperation is so important, especially in the Summer. Exfoliated skin allows your skin to give your that healthy glow, remove damaged skin cells (prevents congestion), and allows your makeup to last longer. My fav is Clinique Exfoliating Scrub.
2.) Tone - Applying a toner helps condition the skin and prepare it for proper moisture. My fav is Dermalogica Multi-active Toner
3.) Hydrate - Keeping your skin hydrated is sooo important - even for oily skin types. Opt for a lotion that has an SPF 30 or more and is "Broad Spectrum". My fav for normal skin is Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair and for oily skin Cetaphil DermaControl Moisturizer.
4.) Prime - This is the most commonly skipped step. Like Seriously. This will help keep you foundation stay put. Look for primers with mattifing technology. My fav is Hourglass Veil Primer. It is mineral-based and water-resistant with SPF 15 that reduces shine.
5.) Foundation - Think of it like this. The less you put on, the less is to slide off. I love a more natural, light look for the Summer, plus with the heat who wants to wear a heavy foundation. Opt for a BB instead. I love Maybelline Dream Pure BB or It for normal skin or It Cosmetics YSBB Cream for normal skin, and for oily skin I love Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream. For mature skin try out Stila Stay All Day BB Cream
6.) Eyeshadow and Blush - Try to keep your eyeshadow and blush to a cream form. This will reduce "chalking up" as the day goes by. Also creams last alot longer. I like Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream eyeshadows. Ladies these shadows DO NOT move - trust me lol. For Blush I also love Make Up For Ever. Try the new HD blushes Second Skin Cream Blushes.
7.) Powder - Keep powders to a minimum as much as possible unless you have really oily skin. If not just lightly in your T-zone is fine. My fav is Ben Nye Banana Powders and Cinema Secrets Translucent Powder. They are finely milled and do not cake up.
8.) Setting Spray - This is like such a must ladies. Seriously. Setting your makeup will not only keep you matte but keep your makeup on that much longer. I love Model In a Bottle, Skindinavia, and Motives Cosmetics.
And that's it! Do this steps ladies and I promise you that you'll be looking just as beautiful at 6PM as you did at 7AM.
As always with any questions please feel free to message me :)