It might not look like it, but summer is coming. It really is, I promise. Soon we’ll be wearing shorts and having to shave our calves and our thighs but it’s OK because with summer comes ice lollies and frosty beers in the pub. When things get a bit sunny and sweaty, it’s easy for your makeup to fall by the wayside but I’ve got you covered with seven easy steps on how to summer-proof your makeup.
Priming is next to godliness. If you want your base to last all day and still look nice, it’s definitely time to try a mattifying primer. If you want extra points, multi-priming is the way to go, in my opinion.
My top primer picks : Dior Pore minimiser
My top spritzer picks : Bioderma Eau de Soin / La Roche Posay Serozinc (keep it in the fridge!)
Lighten up. I much prefer a lighter base in summer because I can’t stand the feeling of really heavy makeup on my face after a long, hot day. Try tinted moisturisers or sheerer formulas and then add a heavy-duty concealer as and when you need it. It’s time to crack out the summer perfumes and feel fresh.
My top summer perfume pick : Roger & Gallet Gingembre rouge water spray
My top waterproof picks : MAC false lashes waterproof
My top blotting paper picks : DHC oil blotting paper
Go for cream formulas. I always like cream products, but especially in summer. They just melt seamlessly into the skin and look far less detectable.
My top cream product picks : Kevyn Aucoin blush / By Terry Ombre Blackstars
Are you ready for summer?