Summer is most people’s favourite season of the year. It’s a time when people feel happier, look healthier and generally enjoy life more. However, melting make-up isn’t a good look. The hot and sunny weather can wreak havoc your make-up, so here are seven top tips for helping you stay fresh this summer.
1. Prepare with primer
As you may already know, or have guessed by the name, primer is applied before foundation and any other make-up. It provides a smooth surface for the next layer, a bit like a paint primer, but also holds make-up in place. By using primer you won’t have to worry about your foundation sliding in the heart.
2. Forget foundation
We wear lighter clothes in the summer so why not lighter make-up? Foundation can often be really heavy and is prone to turning a little clumpy on humid summer days. Instead of spending hours trying to fix your foundation, swap it for a much lighter tinted moisturiser instead.
3. Naked lips
Although bold lip colours may be sultry and sexy, they’re not a particularly good look for the summer. Instead of intense reds or pinks, switch your lip stick for a protective lip balm. Your lips are sensitive to the sun and could become cracked, chapped or even get cold sores.
4. Get the golden glow
We always think that people with a soft golden tan look healthy and fresh. If you are still covering up your milky white skin, it’s time to get out the bronzer. By using a little bronzer on your cheekbones and forehead you’ll add some much-needed warmth to your skin, without looking orange.
5. Electric eyes
Everything goes lighter in the summer and gives you the ideal opportunity to go a little crazy. Although the natural look is gorgeous in the summer sun, a little adventure can go a long way too. Experiment with a vibrant colour for your eyes and coordinate with accessories for a fresh and modern look.
6. Waterproof mascara
Today, waterproof mascara formulas are pretty incredible and you’re unlikely to notice the difference on your lashes. Using waterproof make-up will prevent mascara from running when it gets a little hot and sticky and give your lashes a little extra volume to flutter in the summer sun.
7. Protect your lips
You might be wondering what are cold sores and how are they affected by the sun. Well, people with the herpes simplex virus could suffer from a breakout if they spend too much time in the sun. It’s best to stay protected with a suitable SPF lip protector and relieve symptoms with a cold sore cream.[NHS]