melt-proof makeup tips
Whether you are jetting off to sunnier climes or just staying closer to home, here are our fool proof tips to keep your makeup in place this summer. Perfect for that summer wedding, trip away or fun-packed festival with friends.
Makeup has a lot to contend with this time of year. It has to be melt proof when the sun comes out and shower proof when it doesn't. If you want your makeup to stay put whatever the weather then here's how to look hot (but not bothered) this summer!
Powder eyeshadows on a summers day will usually result in creases. For crease free eyelids, prime those little baby's so your eye makeup stays perfectly placed.
Smashbox's new 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
It's sweat and humidity proof and basically acts like glue for your eyeshadow.
Keep your base to a minimum, to allow your skin to breath and to reduce the chance of smears and slide. Go for a lightweight base, tinted moisturiser or BB cream.
Benefits, New Big Easy
It's an oil free formula that blends into the skin effortlessly and gives a just-right coverage.
Kiko, Sunproof cream foundation SPF15
Promises to stay put on even the sunniest of days. Apply a smaller amount and buff well into the skin.
For long lasting, flawless makeup use a primer, apply over your moisturiser, but before your foundation. Allow the moisturiser to soak in to the skin leave 5-10 minutes before applying the primer, again with the moisturiser. Primers help to smooth out any pores, fine lines and to control shine.
bareMinerals, Prime Time
We swear by this product when we shoot abroad it erases any shine and makes applying the base an absolute dream.
A creamy blush is great a summer addition to the holiday makeup bag. These can double up that acts like a blush and lip tint too. Soft peaches and pink tones work perfectly against a white dress and sunny location for a beautiful bridal look.
Clinique' s Cheek Pop
A clever liquid to powder formula that can be built up using fine layers.
Avoid Mascara meltdown, think waterproof, tear proof and swimming pool proof.
L'Oreal, Paris, Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara
Tried and tested during a recent trip away, surviving a pool dunk and not a panda eye in sight.
Remove with Bioderma, H20 Micelle Solution
This is a gentle but effective cleanser removing the most stubborn mascara and gentle to use on super sensitive eyes too. If you can't live without your trusty fave, then apply a swipe of Clarins Double Fix Mascara (£18.00), over the top.
For a stay-put pout use a long-wear pencil, fill in the lips, skip gloss and stick with a non-budgeable stain of lip colour or try a lip lock over your fave shade.
Nars, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
A long-lasting non- drying formula a combination of unique silicones that ensures long seamless colour.
bareMinerals, Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Miss Popular
Too-Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick
Save yourself the melted lipstick in the handbag drama. This is an already melted formula with incredible staying power.
Seal the deal and finish the look with a final spritz of fixing spray to set it all in place and to give your base a real glow.
A combination of vitamins and minerals with extracts of green tea, camomile and cucumber to refresh and revive whist keeping your makeup in place.
Urban Decay, Chill Setting Spray
This clever little product uses to time-release technology that actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to make it stay on longer.
For a sun kissed complexion, add a swirl of bronzer this always works a treat to fake that bake. Be careful when choosing your summer bronzer and go for a super stay formula.
Cargo Cosmetics Water Resistant Bronzer
For a festival proof streak free cheek this summer season try this special silicon coated talc that won't go patchy if you get a little sweaty.
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