Is there anything worse than a great tan accompanied by makeup melting off your face on a hot summer day? Yes, summer brings out the cute sandals, sundresses, and beach hair we love, but the heat and humidity is not so great for your makeup. You can beat summer at its own game with a few simple tips and turn your summer face from a hot mess to cool and fresh!
1 Make moisturizer do some multi-tasking
Moisturizing is important no matter what season it is. But in the steamy summer months, choose a lighter, oil-free moisturizer and mix it with a good primer to keep your makeup fresher longer.
2 Build a lighter foundation
Instead of using a heavy foundation, opt for a lighter version and choose one with UV protection of at least SPF 30 to avoid having to apply yet another layer on your face.
3 Water proof it
Combat raccoon eyes without giving up that dip in the pool by using waterproof mascara in the summer. Be sure to use a cotton swab to clean up any smudges during application since it’s harder to get off than regular mascara.
4 Bronzer over blush
For a summery glow, trade out your blush for bronzer applying it to the areas on your face where the sun lands.
5 Set it and forget it
Primer isn’t your only weapon for keeping your look fresh for the long haul. Finish your makeup off with a spritz of setting spray and you’ll have the ultimate staying power.
Get the most out of your summer with a face that’s fresh and ready for anything! If you’re a fan of all things beauty and skincare, maybe a future in the beauty industry is right for you! For more information on careers in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.