When the weather heats up, it is time to lighten up your style from head to toe! Full coverage makeup is a waste of time and energy when the temperature starts to rise. Not only are you likely to sweat your makeup off by the middle of the day, it is also just plain uncomfortable to have a ton of makeup on when the weather is sweltering. If you aren’t quite ready to go bare faced all day, try a more summer-friendly approach to style.
Prep Your Face
After you wash your face in the morning, go straight for a primer. Many women underestimate how much of a difference wearing a primer makes. It will make your foundation, concealer, powder, and whatever else you put on your skin last so much longer. You might not be able to see the difference when you first put it on but you will most definitely notice by the middle of the day.
Primers can be pricey but don’t worry- a little bit goes a long way! On top of that, they will actually save you money in other products in the long run by decreasing the amount of touch ups you’ll need.
Primer can do far more than just make your cosmetics last a bit longer. There are primers out there for every type of skin so spend some time shopping around. Whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin or are prone to redness, there is something out there for you.
Ditch the Foundation
Foundation just isn’t the best option for summer wear. You are far better off to go for a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. They may not provide the same coverage but they will even out your skin tone. If you feel too bare with just a tinted moisturizer, add coverup where you need it. Go for an under eye cream or blemish concealer on any areas that need a little bit more coverage. Add on a light dusting of translucent powder to set your makeup in place and create a flawless finish.
Get a Safe AND Realistic Looking Tan
When applied properly, bronzer can make your skin look amazing. A bit of warmth can transform your look and make you look better rested and fresher. When it comes to your body, a gradual bronzer is by far and away the best option. If you prefer a more tanned looked, just start using a gradual tanning cream on a regular basis. It will build up and look incredibly natural.
While they should be avoided on most of your body, bronzers can be great for your face and neck. Placement of the bronzer is really key here! To achieve a natural look, focus on trying to dust on a bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your skin. Brush some powdered bronzer over your nose, chin, cheekbones and forehead for a natural glow.