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Summer Makeup Tips

Summer Makeup Tips

While summer is a great season to top up your tan and get your body glowing, it can also cause problems with your skin and the longevity of your makeup. We have rounded up some of the best summer makeup tips and products to help you look fantastic and feel your best no matter how hot it gets.

Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips and Products

Follow these easy tips to get you glowing and looking gorgeous all day long through all the sunshine and heat.

 

  1. Prime Away
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    Prime Away

    When you’re rushing to get out the door in the morning, you might forget to apply a primer before your makeup, but this is actually the most crucial step.

    Primer helps to smooth out your skin tone, blur any fine lines and provide a perfect canvas for your foundation to stay put all day. In the heat this is absolutely essential as it will prevent your makeup from slipping or going patchy. The Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer helps to combat uneven skin tone and feed your skin with hydration.

    If you want a little bit of extra SPF protection, then the Dermalogica Ultra Calming Primer is formulated with SPF 20 and helps to soothe your skin.

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  2. Double Duty Concealer
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    Double Duty Concealer

    In the heat, you don’t want to wear a heavy foundation or makeup base that could cause breakouts or irritation.

    Lighter bases such as tinted moisturisers are therefore brilliant to use in the summer months and let your skin breathe. The only problem is that they can sometimes be too lightweight to cover blemishes, which is where double duty concealer comes in.

    You need a thicker concealer that can withstand the heat and not move throughout the day. The Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation can be used to pin-spot certain blemishes without you having to wear heavy makeup.

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  3. Opt For Liquids And Creams
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    Opt For Liquids And Creams

    Liquid and cream formulations work much better in the heat as they tend to be much more in sync with warmer climates.

    This is true of eye shadows, blushers and eye liners, that all last much longer than powder formulations in the heat. While you may think that powder makeup can absorb excess oil and sweat from the heat, the reality is much different. It actually mixes with it to become cakey and patchy.

    Liquid formulations glimmer, shine and give a lovely dimension to the skin. For blusher, opt for the RMS Lip2Cheek, which contains all-natural ingredients for a flush of colour. For eyes, try Benefit’s Cream Shadow which comes in a gorgeous selection of colours, while L’Oréal’s Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner gives a beautiful cat-eye flick every time!

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  4. Use Waterproof Mascara
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    Use Waterproof Mascara

    This might sound like the most obvious trick in the book of our summer makeup tips, but trust us, it’s absolutely essential!

    In the heat, normal mascara can run, smudge and flake and just generally ruin your makeup look. Switching to the waterproof version of your favourite mascara will give you long-lasting hold and all-day coverage.

    We love the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Mascara, which not only lengthens and adds dramatic volume to your lashes, but contains a special polymer which has a high resistance to water.

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  5. Tint Your Lips
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    Tint Your Lips

    Glosses can be too sticky in the heat, lipsticks can be too fluid, and liquid lipsticks can be too drying.

    Tinted lip balms give you the best of both worlds in terms of colour and hydration. Not only are they non-sticky, but they leave a healthy sheen and wash of colour on your lips.

    We love the Lanolips Tinted Balm in Rose, which also has an SPF of 30 to help protect the delicate skin on your lips from the damaging rays of the sun. It’s also enriched with Lanolin and Vitamin E, which keeps your lips super soft.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!