The saying goes: “women don’t sweat, they glow” but us ladies all know that this is frustratingly, false.
Unfortunately, no matter how much many of us love the hot weather, it can bring a whole range of make-up disasters we’d rather not have to worry about.
Pimple-covering foundation sliding off your chin when you’re trying to look effortlessly sexy by the pool? Not a good look.
So in order to prevent these slight ‘slip ups’ we have some great summer make-up ideas to ensure you glow like a pro.
Prime it perfect
OK so it’s old news, but some of us are still behind. Primer is key to long-lasting foundation coverage, and all you need is a lightweight product to get you through the summer months. We recommend an oil-free formula which you should apply to moisturised skin as a base for your concealer or foundation. Why not try Benefit’s bestselling POREfessional primer (£20.41)?
Fix it foundation
If you insist on wearing foundation during the summer, we insist that you use a lightweight, silicone based product that doesn’t clog pores and cause break-outs. Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation (£7.69) is a favourite among many beauty enthusiasts for its revolutionary whipped formula.
Eye cream craze
Many of us will know sweat and eye-shadow powders are not a great combination. So just like you would bury away your winter clothes for the summer, put aside your powder eye-shadows and start stocking up on creamy formulas. Cream shadows tend to cake less in hot weather and choosing silicone-based formulas will add to their staying power. No. 7 Stay Perfect Smoothing Eyeshadow (£8) is a guaranteed summer staple.
Look to liquid
Kohl eye pencils smudge and slide everywhere when they come into contact with sweat, so be sure to stick to wet, gel liners during summer. Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner (£12) is super easy to apply and stays on all day. Plus, Alexa Chung is a fan!
Choose creamy bronzer and blusher
Like powder eye-shadow, powder blushes and bronzers can be a victim of hot weather. Instead, opt for creamy blending formulas that add a tanned sheen and peachy definition to your cheekbones. You can’t go wrong with Revlon’s new PhotoReady Cream Blush (£7.99) which is a lightweight formula designed for summer-lovin’. For bronzer girls, Topshop’s Glow Stick bronzer (£10) is a beauty must-have!
For more professional beauty tips and advice – which may come in handy for summer celebrations and events – we strongly recommend you check out our professional make-up page.
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