Every mom knows how it is. You take care of your kids than you shower, put on a fresh makeup, and step out the door. Heat and humidity smack you in the face. Within minutes your foundation can start to bubble with droplets. As much as we hate it, we ladies do sweat. When the heat is combined with SPF lotions, your standard makeup and other skin care, this can lead to a makeup meltdown. Makeup artist Susmta Patel offers a “solid foundation” for keeping makeup intact during the summer.
If your day is supposed to be very humid, than skip your moisturizer. Instead opt for one that is super light weight or cut it out all together and go straight to step two. Apply an anti shine primer to your t-zone. Next choose a light weight pigment rich foundation or tinted moisturizer with an SPF. Rather than putting all over your face just apply to the areas that need it. Usually the central part of the face. Susmta says that, “Most women don’t need any on their forehead if they bangs. Alternatively, if your skin is looking good you may only need a touch of concealer here and there.”
Pores a problem? In the heat our pores can look obvious but they needn’t. Susmta suggests applying one of the many good pore minimizing products after you have put on your foundation. Gently pat it on, don’t rub. If you need to add color remember bronzer is not blusher. Give your skin a sun kissed glow by framing the face with bronzer. Apply a little at a time, across your forehead, under your cheek bones, along your jaw line and under your chin. “We always have that strange pale triangle under our chin whether we have a natural tan or a faux tan. So make sure you bronze there, says Susmta.
Add a pop of coral, pink or rose blush to the apples of your cheeks. A cheek stain will last the longest but they can be fiddly to use. To really get blush to last, layer it. Use a cream blush first then top it with a matching powder blush.
Eyes – Keep them simple. Use a eye primer to keep your eyes looking fresh. Than add a gel liner (these are long-lasting ) in your favorite shade along the base of your top lashes. Give the liner a shadow effect by smudging it with your finger. Finish with waterproof mascara.
Lips look great with a tinted lip balm. There are so many great shades to choose from. And the best part is they don’t bleed and they condition your lips.
Quick Fixes for Melting Makeup
Keep a makeup sponge and blotting paper in your bag. Use the sponge to smooth over any creases that develop, and then lightly dust the area with powder to set it. If your face develops a shine or patches of oil blot (don’t rub) with the paper. Bring your sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF formulation with you and apply regularly. Allow it to be absorbed before applying anything else, as otherwise it could help your makeup to slide away.
Whatever your summer agenda calls for be sure to keep cool! And keep the makeup light ladies!