The summer weather can make it challenging to wear makeup, but with these tips you can keep your makeup on all day without worrying about the heat melting it off.
Start with Sunscreen
Before you begin applying any makeup, you should begin with sunscreen because the worst thing would be to get a burnt face while wearing makeup. I recommend using a sunscreen that is meant for the face, is fragrance-free and has at least SPF 30. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to breakouts, you can look for mineral-based sunscreens such as the Dear, Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF50 ($23) or the Coola Classic Face Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 ($32). You can also opt for a moisturizer that has added SPF if you do not want to use sunscreen like the Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($65).
Prime Prime Prime
Once you have applied your sunscreen or moisturizer, you can begin applying your makeup. The first step I recommend when starting with your makeup is to use a primer for both your face and eyes. A face primer provides a smooth base for your makeup and helps hold your makeup in place during the day. If you have oily skin, you can purchase an oil-free or mattifying primer that prevents your face from becoming oily and shiny even on hot days. I recommend the NYX Shine Killer ($14) or the First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Pores Be Gone Matte Primer ($28). If you wear eye makeup, I definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer since it prevents your eyeshadow and eyeliner from fading, creasing and smudging even in the heat. You can try the NYX HD Eyeshadow Base ($7) or the Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24).
Less is More
For the rest of your makeup, I recommend using fewer products to avoid your makeup from melting in the heat especially if you are wearing a mask. Instead of using a heavy full coverage foundation that has a tendency to melt, you can use a light oil-free foundation such as the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation ($9.50) or even a tinted moisturizer or BB cream such as the Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($37). You can even skip foundation and use a concealer where needed such as for dark under-eye circles or on any blemishes. For your cheeks and lips, you can look into stains such as The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain ($16) since stains are less likely to melt off in the summer heat.
If you do want to use a full coverage foundation or do a full face of makeup in the summer, I recommend looking for a waterproof version to ensure your makeup stays put. There are waterproof concealers, foundations, blushes, mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadow, and lipsticks available. The waterproof version of your favorite makeup will guarantee that your makeup is sweat-proof and water-resistant in the heat.
Finish with Setting Spray
Regardless of what makeup you decide to use, the last step should be to apply a setting spray. A setting spray will prevent your makeup from melting, fading, creasing, or settling into fines lines even on a hot humid day. I recommend the NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray ($8.50) or the Urban Decay All Nighter Pollution Protection Setting Spray ($34). If you use a setting spray, you are less likely to need to touch up your makeup during the day.
Blot During the Day
Sweating is inevitable in the heat and to avoid potentially ruining your makeup, you can carry a pack of blotting paper with you like the NYX Matte Blotting Paper ($4). The blotting paper will absorb any oil and sweat while keeping your makeup intact.
What are your tips for wearing makeup during the summer?
The Blog Brew is a collaboration between myself and 8 other lovely bloggers. Each month we will each write a post relating to the Blog Brew Collab on our own blogs.
For this month, our theme is Summer.
- July 23rd – Ways to Boost Your Mood During Summer (+ Help with Reverse SAD) with @Chimmykins
- July 24th – Cat Themed Outfits Perfect for Summer! with @Bamboopanda27
- July 27th – My top tips for a Summer hike @Perselem
- July 28th – My New Adventure Book! with @_itsjustjessie_
- July 29th – Free Activity Idea’s For Children This Summer with
July 30th – My post! Thank you for reading!