Who dreads wearing makeup when it’s over 100 degrees?! *Raises hand* Depending on where you live, I am sure that you’re starting to experience warmer weather which means it’s time to adjust your current makeup routine. Wearing makeup in hot weather doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience depending on which products you’re using. The following products are some personal favorites that if used correctly are all you really need to combat those rising temperatures. Remember, less is more.
- Primer - I cannot stress how important it is to have a good base for your makeup. Primers do wonders in making your foundation and concealer look flawless and they allow for a smooth application. Without a primer, you’ll find that your makeup looks patchy and doesn’t stay put throughout the day.
- Tinted Moisturizer - Want to skip the heavy foundation, but still looking for coverage? Tinted moisturizers are perfect for keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day as well as providing coverage all while avoiding that “caked on” feeling. The lightweight coverage may not be enough for some people so feel free to use a powder for added coverage.
- Bronzer - I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to be bronzed for the Gods during summer! Don’t worry if you’re not blessed with high cheekbones, that’s what this magical product is for. Apply bronzer on the areas of your face where the sun would naturally hit. Normally, this would be applied on the top of your forehead, cheekbones and along your jawline.
- Setting Spray - This will be your life saver when you’re out and about and don’t want to worry about your makeup sliding off your face. We all get oily, some more than others like myself so I am sure to apply a mist of setting spray once I’ve done my makeup. Although it does not completely avoid oiliness, it will do a good job in shine control as well as ensuring that your makeup will last throughout the day.
- Neutral Lip Colors - Save your rich plum and deep red shades for an evening out and opt for more natural shades during the day. Neutral lip shades such as nude, light pink and subtle corals are complementary to minimal makeup and are easy to touch up.
Author: Jasmeet Gosal @jasmeetgosal