The warm summer temperatures are great. But not so great for your makeup which seems to slide off as soon as you apply it! However, there are a few things you can do to ensure it lasts longers. And I’ve got 9 simple heat proof makeup tips for you that will still leave you looking (and feeling) fabulous no matter how hot and sticky it gets.
I’ve divided these tips into 2 categories for face and eye makeup. And although I’ve got 9 heat proof makeup tips for you, you don’t have to implement every single one of them. Even if you choose to implement just a couple, they’ll still help your makeup to last longer.
So let’s get started with my heat proof makeup tips for your face.
Heat Proof Makeup Tips for the Face
#1: Primer is a must!
A face primer is a must as it’s a key component to helping your makeup last longer. And it’s my top heat proof makeup tip.
A primer creates a base for your makeup to hold on to. In fact, I recommend a primer all year round, not just in Summer.
If you’re on the fence about whether you really need a face primer. Or if you’re not really sure what it is, make sure to read this post where I’ve explained what primer actually is and why it’s a must-have in every makeup routine. I’ve also shared my absolute favourite primers that are amazing for helping makeup to stay in place.
#2: Use a lighter moisturiser
Your skin is generally not as dry in Summer. And heavy moisturisers will just make your makeup slide right off your face in the heat. So switch to a moisturiser with a lighter texture instead.
#3: Wait before applying makeup
Another tip is to wait until your moisturiser has absorbed fully into your skin before applying your makeup. This is something I advise all your round and not just when the weather is hot and sticky.
I suggest applying your moisturiser straight after you get out of the shower. Then wait at least 2-3 minutes before applying your makeup.
You can even use that time wisely. For example, you could get dressed during that time. Or make yourself a tea or coffee. Something else you could do is to apply your eye makeup first and then apply your face makeup. This will give the moisturiser more than enough time to fully absorb into your skin.
#4: Keep things to a minimum
Heavy foundations are not suitable for the Summer. It’s better to keep things light on the face. Your skin most likely doesn’t need as much coverage in Summer anyway. So there’s no need to put anything on that it doesn’t need.
If you want to wear a foundation, opt for a lightweight foundation. This is will also give your skin more of a natural-looking glow. Isn’t that what we all want in Summer? A lightweight BB or CC cream are also good options in Summer.
If you have oily skin, make sure to check out my summer skincare tips for oily skin here. I’ve included both makeup and skincare tips for you in there.
Another option is to skip foundation altogether and just apply a little bit of concealer on the areas that need it. For example to brighten dark eye circles. Or where you have any redness, such as around the nose and cheek area.
#5: Avoid Powder Blush
You might think that powder blush would work better in Summer. But it doesn’t mix well with sweat and can leave streak marks on your skin. Not a good look!
It’s better to apply a cream blush instead as it also gives more of a natural glow to the skin. If you’re worried it will slip off, you could apply a light dusting of powder blush over your cream blush to set it.
Or a light dusting of translucent powder will work too. But make sure it’s a LIGHT dusting of powder. As otherwise, it will just look too cakey.
#6: Apply LIGHT layers
Its okay to set your makeup with powder to avoid shine. BUT please make sure you use a light dusting of powder. And if you need to top it up throughout the day, build it up using light layers of powder each time. As otherwise, you risk your makeup looking too cakey. I also suggest applying light layers of your foundation too to keep things natural looking.
Another option is to use blotting tissues instead of a translucent powder as they’re also great at absorbing excess oil.
Heat Proof Makeup Tips for the Eyes
#7: Apply Powder Eyeshadow
Use powder eyeshadow instead of cream eyeshadow. Cream eyeshadows don’t have as much staying power in the heat and tend to crease a bit more. Whereas powder eyeshadows will stay on a bit better.
Something I love to do in Summer is to apply a cream eyeshadow and then apply a powder eyeshadow over it. The powder shadow will really help the cream shadow to set and stay put.
#8: Avoid Liquid Eyeliner
I suggest avoiding liquid eyeliner in the Summertime. What I recommend instead is use a powder eyeshadow as an eyeliner instead. And this is such a SUPER EASY way to apply eyeliner.
In fact, I actually use this technique all year round. Especially when I’m in a rush. As it’s so easy to do, takes less than a minute and gives a gorgeous, natural finish.
So if you’re a beginner at eyeliner. Or you don’t feel very confident at applying eyeliner, make sure to watch my super easy eyeliner tutorial where I show you exactly how to do this.
#9: Waterproof Mascara is not the answer!
You might be thinking that waterproof mascara is my number 1 heat proof makeup tip! But I actually don’t recommend it. You can find out here why I don’t recommend waterproof mascara. And what I DO recommend instead that works just as well to protect against sweat and moisture so you can avoid the dreaded panda eyes!
I really hope you found these heat proof makeup tips helpful. If so, I’d be so grateful if you could let me know in the comments below. And I’d also love to hear which of these tips you’re going to try first and how you get on with them.
Of course, if you’ve any questions, make sure to also leave those in the comments too and I’d be thrilled to answer them for you, Lovely. xo
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