Make Your Makeup Work with Sweat-Proof Makeup
There is a way to stay looking fresh, even in the summer, with sweat-proof makeup.
Sweat-proof makeup is lighter and more natural.
The summer is here, and that means sweat — lots of it. We all want to look cute in our bathing suits and summer cutoff shorts, but how can we achieve what we are looking for when our face is a mess with sweat? It’s called sweat-proof makeup, and believe it or not, it works! The key for the summer is less is more. We listed some tips on summer makeup that won’t make you look like a wet clown and how to care for your skin for the best results.
Achieve a well put-together look even in the extreme heat.
Start with skincare
Lighter is better in the summer, because when you sweat, you’ll be sporting that “wet” look as it is. You’ll want to opt for a lighter moisturizer that is oil-free. SPF is extremely important in the summer months, as we all know, so using a moisturizer with SPF in it would be helpful. Always allow your face cleansing products time to dry before applying any makeup.
As stated earlier, less is more in the summer months. There is no reason to cake on makeup when it will just sweat right off – plus isn’t that wasteful anyway? A lighter base is important to prevent cracks, concealer helps for extra coverage, and a light powder is great for oily skin — but again, not too much. Lipstick, water-proof mascara, and a light application of blush might be all you need to do the trick in the summertime. You’ll achieve the goal of going light, but with a touch of color to brighten up your look.
Know the types of sweat-proof makeup
- Blush stains can do wonders when it comes to sweat-proof makeup. They are lightweight and easy to apply, plus they don’t tend to crack as much as some powder blushes do. You simply dot the cheek and blend. Just remember to keep the application on the lighter side. A light colored lipstick can achieve the same general look as a blush stain.
- If you feel you must use eye shadow, apply a light layer of eye primer to prep the lids. This will help the eyeshadow apply smoothly, make it last longer, and prevent cracks. Pro tip: let it dry before applying eyeshadow and go for the lighter colored shades in the summer. No deep or rich hues.
- A powder bronzer, just on the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face, can go a long way in achieving that sun-kissed look. This will give you a natural looking bronze complexion without going overboard on the color.
- Face primers are used to help smooth the face before you apply makeup and should be applied after cleansing and moisturizing. There are many options! They help to keep your makeup in place and prevent it from rubbing off. Just make sure you give it time to dry. A setting spray is used after you apply makeup and helps to keep makeup from smudging or fading. It basically locks it in place.
Sweat-proof makeup and the best skincare practices are a must for getting our face through these hot summer months. Take the best care of one of your most precious assets.
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