Summer may or may not be loved, but this does not negate the fact that the heat makes its own adjustments. Makeup suffers the most from it. The situation when the shadows are smeared, the foundation has "floated", and you have not even reached work yet, repeats from day to day. To prevent weather conditions from spoiling your make-up, and at the same time your mood, follow the advice from the Novate.ru article.
Tip 1: opt for light or no foundation
Immediately it is necessary to make a reservation that a foundation, especially a thicker matting copy, is not an option for the heat. If you absolutely cannot do without foundation, use the lightest textures, for example, BB- or CC-cream, which corrects external imperfections, but at the same time does not clog pores and does not overload the skin. Look for beauty products with SPF to protect yourself from the negative effects of the sun's rays.
Tip: In summer, it is best to ignore foundations with a shine effect. Yes, they are cool, and under normal circumstances they will refresh the face, give it a healthy and rested appearance. However, when it is +30 outside, shine is added to the radiance of the foundation, as a result of which the face looks like a pancake smeared with butter. If you want to shine, add a small amount of highlighter to the raised areas.
Tip 2: Forget about powder for a while
Alas, the powder is not able to fight the oily sheen in the heat, so even if you apply five layers, there will still be no result - you will only clog the pores and provoke the appearance of inflammation. In addition, in summer, the face often sweats, and then oxygen is released onto the surface of the skin, which oxidizes the pigments in cosmetics. As a result of this reaction, the powder darkens by one or two shades. So it turns out that within an hour after applying the make-up, the color of the toning agent changes and differs significantly from the original one.
If the powder must be present in the list of cosmetics used, apply it not with a sponge, but with a special brush - this way the layer will be as thin as possible and there will be no mask effect. In addition, brushes are much easier to care for and disinfect - this is very important in summer.
Tip 3: Layering for special occasions
If you have an important meeting or event where you need to look perfect, take the advice of singer Beyoncé's makeup artist. He believes that the main secret of flawless makeup lies in layering. For special occasions, the makeup artist recommends creating a base from a liquid, almost weightless foundation (fluid will do) and fix it with a bronzer. On the cheeks should be applied first cream, and then pressed blush, which will not let them "run away". A layer of translucent matte powder will be the finishing touch to the make-up.
Tip 4: focus on the eyebrows
Leave most of your makeup bag for the cool season. But for everyday summer makeup, use only a few products. These include a light BB cream, lip gloss and eyebrow shade. By the way, about the latter - it is enough just to highlight the eyebrows, giving them a rich color and a neat shape, as the face immediately takes on a fresh look.
If you choose between eyeshadow, pencil and eyebrow lipstick, then it is better to give preference to the latter option. The waterproof lipstick does not flow and keeps the eyebrows in good condition, even in very hot weather. There are other advantages - due to its creamy texture, the beauty product lays down softly and gives a beautiful, and most importantly - natural shade. Also, lipstick fixes the eyebrows, fills in voids and makes them more voluminous.
Tip 5: add a primer to your makeup bag
In the summer heat, the T-zone is the first to suffer, where sebum is produced especially intensively. In order not to worry about makeup and be sure that it stays in place until the end of the working day, use a primer. It not only prolongs the life of the make-up, but also moisturizes and evens out skin tone, controls oily sheen and serves as a “canvas” for the rest of the makeup.
Tip 6: carry matting wipes in your purse
Even if you are lucky enough to become the owner of normal skin, on hot days, oily sheen will not keep you waiting long. Don't try to cover it with a layer of powder - as we mentioned, this is useless. Use matting wipes made of rice paper or wood pulp instead. Visually, they resemble a very thin sheet of parchment paper. It is enough to apply the napkin to the area on the face where the ugly shine has appeared, and then enjoy the result. It will absorb excess sebum, but it will not "eat" the makeup, leaving it in place. Matting wipes will also be needed if you need to remove excess moisture from the eyelids before applying eyeshadow or blot lipstick for a matte effect.
Tip 7: Use waterproof mascara
An ideal product that will not leave "fingerprints" under the eyes. Of course, this is heavy artillery - it will have to be washed off with a special two-phase agent, ordinary micellar water is unlikely to cope. And using mascara on a daily basis is not very good for eyelashes. However, here you have to choose - either comfort or beauty. Ordinary mascara is imprinted in the heat and spoils the makeup, and constantly looking in the mirror, checking if everything is fine with the makeup, is not very convenient. Therefore, the best option for the summer is a waterproof beauty product. Despite its name, she most likely will not survive a trip to the pool, but she can handle high temperatures.
Tip 8: choose reliable cosmetics
Heat is a worthy contender, so you can only fight it if you have reliable means on your side. Immediately refuse to "cooperate" with:
• dry shadows, which can become spots after a couple of hours;
• matte lipstick, which greatly dries the lips, so during the day it will need to be periodically revived with a balm, which in the heat can lead to bad consequences;
• lip gloss - it can only be used in combination with a pencil that will create a solid foundation. Therefore, before applying the gloss, be sure to shade the entire surface of the lips.
The best helpers are liquid eyeshadow, cream blush, tint lip balm or satin lipstick - you can rely on these cosmetics and demand amazing results. By the way, instead of full-fledged blush, you can apply lipstick, after mixing it with a moisturizing balm.
As for the colors, they should be chosen based on your requirements: if you focus on the lips, give preference to coral or red lipstick, if on the eyes, then bright shades of shadows.
Tip 9: fix your makeup
Either a special fixative spray or thermal water will help prolong the life of your make-up. Whichever product you choose, it should be applied at a distance of 30-40 cm from the face, making four cross movements. Otherwise, the liquid molecules will not be able to spread evenly over the skin. If you are using regular mascara, spray thermal water before applying it to your lashes to prevent any marks on your eyelids.
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