Having trouble to keep your makeup fresh in the hot, moist weather? Here are some tips for you to keep your makeup stay still and flawless during the summer!
1. Before Makeup: Cleanse
Cleansing your face and putting on the basic skin care protection products are playing very important parts of your makeup look. Yet many people neglect those steps or not doing it completely.
Always remember the cleansing steps: Cleansing → Toner → Serum → Lotion
*Note 1: Foaming texture facial cleanser is the best.
I personal recommended: Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser (Buy it on Amazon.)
This is a cleanser and makeup remover in one. Removing makeup before you go to bed has never been easier. This dermatologist-tested formula effectively removes dirt, oil and makeup. It even removes eye makeup, without soaps or oils that can sting or irritate the sensitive eye area. No more raccoon eyes! It rinses completely and won’t leave any pore-clogging residue.
*Note 2: Containing water in your skin will help your makeup stay longer. Toner plus facial mask(optional) are your best friends!
I personal recommended: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner (Buy it on Amazon.)
This mild yet effective toner for all skin types helps refine surface texture. PH balanced for optimal comfort and will not over-dry or strip the skin of its natural oils.
Contain amino acids, trace elements, penetrates through interior layer of skin; creates soft, fair look with radiance Vitamin B, seaweed – activates and nourishes skin.
*Note 3: If you have dry skin, put on some serum after the toner step.
This is a concentrated serum with patented Pro Xylane.
*Note 4: After putting on lotion, use a tissue wipe off the extra oil on your face.
One way to avoid problems with makeup in hot weather is to minimise what you use. You probably won´t need as much as you would wear in cooler weather, and the less that you wear, the less there is to keep fresh. In this case, choose the best foundation is the key. Make your summer routine a simple one, with perhaps just a tinted moisturiser or face shimmer to give your skin a fresh glow.
Please remember that don’t mix makeup product with your sweat or oil, Wipe them out first, then carry on wearing your makeup.
*Here are my highly recommended foundation on Amazon:
This is a lightweight, luminous fluid base that gives the skin a gentle fresh shimmer and sheer dewy finish. The unique pink color complements all skin tones and enhances the complexion for an effortlessly radiant, healthy look. The beautifying formula contains wild rose extract, which provides moisturizing benefits and regenerating properties. The skin is hydrated, protected and has a natural healthy glow.
A comfortable, creamy, fluid texture that even complexion throughout the day. SPF 15. Staying power of 15 hours with a non-transfer formula with High Fidelity System. Non-oily, smooth texture that evens tone and enhances complexion.
This one will make your look flawless all day. This worry-free, long-wearing makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity. Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes. Feels lightweight and comfortable.Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day.
3. Water Spray
A water spray has long since been a popular way of keeping your makeup fresh in hot conditions. You can also get sprays designed to do the same job. So if your makeup tends to fade very quickly in the hot weather, carry one of these little sprays in your bag. It´ll also help you feel cooler, especially if you can keep the spray in the fridge!
If you wanna save some money on the water spray, you can use your toner and put it into a mist spray bottle. It works in the same way!
Unique composition soothes and softens the skin and restores skin’s natural balance. Clinically proven by over 300 studies to calm, soothe and soften the skin.
4. Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara is a must in hot weather. Do you like to swim when you´re on vacation? Apply waterproof mascara, and you will come out of the pool looking as fabulous as when you went in. Who wants streaky mascara? Another really practical option is to get your lashes tinted – it´ll last for around six weeks.
There are so many waterproof mascara in the market nowadays. I personally love Makeup Forever Waterproof Mascara. It is not only waterproof and oil-proof, but also create smokey thick and dramatic long eyelashes as well.
If you like or need to apply full makeup, then an excellent way to keep makeup fresh in the heat is to apply primer first. This product is designed to prepare your face for makeup. You wouldn´t expect a good result if you painted a canvas without priming it first, so do the same with your face, and your makeup will stay fresh a lot longer.
Combines soothing and hydrating ingredients with a full spectrum of sun protection to create a perfect canvas for natural-looking and long-lasting foundation application. The translucent, lightweight formula is designed to be applied before makeup or worn alone to prepare, nourish and hydrate skin, while helping to ease redness, reduce inflammation and improve the skin’s overall texture and quality. The unique dual protection formula offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays with a combined SPF 20 and PA++, and additional antioxidant protection helps to fight free radical damage. Whether worn under foundation, powder or alone, the result is translucent, healthy looking skin.
6. Blotting Papers
Blotting papers are a really handy little tool to carry around in hot weather. You can use pressed powder, but it isn´t quite as practical or portable. With blotting papers, if you find the dreaded shine appearing on your face, you can just tear a piece off and mop up the shine! Quick, easy and no risk of too much powder.
Minimize shine on the nose, forehead and cheeks with our convenient blotting paper. The oil-absorbing blotting paper sheets eliminate shine without removing your makeup.
7. Lip Gloss
Put aside your favourite lipsticks until the hot weather has passed, and switch to lip gloss instead. These are much lighter, softer, and can be easily reapplied if necessary. Lip glosses also look better in the heat and sun, when lipsticks can just seem too ´heavy´.