In Australia our peak festive season (Christmas and New Years, plus on-going new year festivities) collide with the hottest time of year, it can be difficult to know how to apply makeup so that it doesn’t make you look like a shiny, ceramic teapot.
To avoid makeup cascading down your face in a mudslide like fashion, we have complied some of the best tips to help you to attain your best makeup look, all through the sunny season.
What to do:
Make sure that you are aiming for bronzed, luminous skin. By using a primer, you will be able to ensure that your makeup takes on a natural dewy look that helps to make the skin glow.
The eye should have a metallic hint on the lid, that keeps it modern, with chocolate liner smudged unto the lash line for definition.
Keep your lashes fluffy and feminine, with a touch of blush for a sun kissed cheek, teamed with a natural pink/brown undertone lipstick.
What to steer away from in the summer months:
It’s always best to keep makeup looking fresh rather than matte and dry looking.
If you are prone to oily skin then it is all about using the right products to keep shine at bay.
Prime with an oil-free primer and powder the T-zone with long lasting products and swap your classic red lipstick to a red with orange undertone for the perfect summertime lip.
Change your black liner for a warm brown tone, this will instantly change the overall look of your eye makeup.
What products can help to fight humidity?
Ensure that you always cleanse your skin.
Use the right moisturiser and primer for your skin type, as this will allow your foundation to sit well throughout the evening.
What products should be avoided?
Avoid any oils including rose oil on the T-zone, also steer clear of any super dewy foundations.
When opting for cream products, also remember to add a powder product on top for staying powder.
It is all about layering an setting the right foundations to achieve makeup longevity.
What are some other tips to help make your makeup last on a hot day?
Something as simple as a tissue blotted on to the skin can absorb oil before applying powder, professional blot papers are another option.
Lipstick in the clutch is essential for touch-ups and if you have oily skin then ensure that you have packed pressed powder for any troublesome spots like the T-zone, no one wants shine in photos!