Cakey faces, creased eyelids, and smudged waterlines are some of the biggest makeup woes in the season of sweltering sun. But when done right, your summer makeup can stay long, and give you a glowing (and not greasy) look! Here’s what you need to do to stay fresh-faced all day.
Opt for oil-free
Summer is the time when your sebaceous glands are on an overdrive. Combat this problem with a moisturiser that’s free of oil and which gives you a matte finish.
Our beauty editor recommends – Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturising Lotion
Prep with a primer
Thought a primer was necessary only when you hit a disco or a wedding bash? Looks like the base is what can help keep makeup intact in the summer. Not only does it give a smooth facial surface for the makeup to build on, but also ensures that whatever gets applied stays on longer. Don’t forget to apply a suitable primer on the eyelids as well.
Our beauty editor recommends – Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
Layer up lightly
The heavier your makeup, the more the chances are that it will crease and cake. So, to brighten up your face and to cover blemishes, use tinted moisturisers, BB or CC creams, or a bare minimum of concealer. If absolutely necessary, use a foundation that offers sheer to light coverage.
Our beauty editor recommends – Faces Correct & Care Face Cream
Stick to sheer colours
Summer is a great time to sport bright and vibrant colours. But bold eyeshadows, blushes, and lip colours can wait until evening or night. Use pale or sheer colours during the day. They are subtle and do not show even when they crease.
Our beauty editor recommends – L’Oreal Paris Lip Balm Caresse 709 Midnight Rouge
Summer makeup needs touch up from time to time, and there’s no better way to do it than with a translucent powder. Dusting this across your face not only helps control shine but also gives your makeup a fresh, just-applied look.
Our beauty editor recommends – BeYu Transparent Fixing Powder
Wear all things waterproof
The scorching sun and overactive sweat glands can turn you into a zombie pretty quickly if you do not invest in the right kind of eye makeup this season. Replace regular kajals, eye pencils, eyeliners, and mascaras with waterproof and sweat-proof formulas to prevent the colour from bleeding all around the eyes.
Our beauty editor recommends – Lakme Eyeconic Kajal, Colorbar Precision Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, and Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara Waterproof
A few things to remember….
Exfoliating your face regularly helps get rid of dullness and gives you a bright glow when you get prepped up. You’ll need regular reapplication and touch-ups, especially when on the move. So, don’t forget to pack the essentials into your vanity bag. Most importantly, don’t skip the sunscreen. Apply it before you step out into the sun, and reapply when exposed for long. Also, remember to protect not just your face but also your lips, eyes, and body.
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