We know that during summer months the only thick layer on you should be sunscreen. So, make sure you apply it at least 20 minutes before you put any makeup on, to let it soak in properly. Okay, let’s get straight to work then.
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Vincent Oquendo says: exfoliation first
Believe it or not, Vincent Oquendo does one really strange thing before dolling up his VIP clients: he shaves them. Don’t worry, not literally. He calls that procedure dermaplaning. Basically, it is a new form of exfoliation where you use a sharp tool (10 gauge scalpel) to remove that dry and dirty top layer of your skin and leave you with much smoother and brighter complexion. Also, it eliminates the peach fuzz and leaves you with a very smooth and clean canvas for applying makeup. The treatment is painless and completely safe if you are careful enough. After you’re done, use a simple BB cream or a lightweight foundation.
Molly R. Stern says: get naked
Stop it! Don’t take your clothes off! Walking around in these extreme high temperatures will result in sweating, smearing and smudging. To avoid these side effects, go light on your skin, avoid heavy foundation and make sure you use only the products you really need. If you have a clear face, don’t bother using anything at all, but on the other hand, if you think you need a foundation, just mix it with your sunscreen and dab a light concealer with your fingers on those critical spots.
Robert Sesnek says: switch to tinted moisturizers
Since we all use moisturizer on a daily basis, why wouldn’t we get the best of both worlds and save our skin and pores from foundation? If you don’t like the idea of using commercial tinted moisturizers, you can make your own by mixing your regular oil-free moisturizer with your lightweight foundation to achieve that soft and sheer appearance.
Monika Blunder says: proper tools matter
Your super expensive light base won’t count if it is not applied the right way. It will eventually slide off your face and give you that dirty and melted look. Make sure you invest in quality synthetic buffing brushes which will help your foundation last longer and prevent it from looking oily.
Kelsey Deenihan says: bronzer is the safest way to get a tan
Powder SPF enriched bronzer can do wonders for your glow. Feel free to sweep it all over your face to make your complexion seem a lot deeper and then dust a shimmery one over it to accentuate the highlight points of your face a.k.a your temples, the bridge of your nose and the highest part of your cheekbones. You will glow like never before.
Every makeup artist ever says: during summertime go waterproof
What is worse: seeing yourself in a mirror after a long day and realizing you look like a raccoon, or wondering how long have you looked that way? When the temperatures are this high, your makeup will smudge due to excessive sweating. A waterproof mascara, like Maybelline Great Lash mascara for example, won’t smear, run and will easily handle pool, sea and sweat.
However, mascara and eyeliner are not the only waterproof makeup products out there. You can now find waterproof foundation, concealers, and even blushes and eye shadows which fill successfully fight both heat and humidity.
That would be it. Did you find any of these tips helpful? Do you know any other? Feel free to leave them in the comment section below.