A ll of us aim to look our absolutely best. One of the oldest tricks in the book is to apply foundation to your skin type which will make you look better and fresh through the whole day. But usually what happens is that this foundation begins to melt over especially under tough weather conditions, so what should be done for that? Let’s look into it. Summer is a good season to show off your different looks but smearing makeup is also a major reality. Let’s face it, applying a full face of makeup is work. And if you’re someone who likes to do a full glam, it can take a good amount of time to get it perfect. So, it’s extra annoying when something as simple as the weather makes your foundation melt away. However here are several steps you can take to give your foundation extra staying power when the weather is hot. Let’s check out some top tips that will give your foundation that extra staying power in the heat:
By Shelly Ali
A Light Touch
During the summer months, a lightweight foundation is your best friend and the answer to all-day coverage. Heavy foundations are more likely to cause sweatiness and thus melt right off into a goopy mess. In humid weather, your skin needs to be able to breathe, a lighter formula will help to achieve this. Look for options that are lightweight, breathable feel, 24-hour full matte coverage, and cover imperfections with ease.
Thinning Out Your Foundation
If you don’t have a lightweight foundation, no problem. Add a drop of your favorite moisturizer to thin out your everyday foundation. Adding moisturizer to your foundation can help to achieve a sheer summer glow.
Make Use of a Primer
Primer helps to optimize the skin before makeup application and works wonders when it comes to keeping your foundation from sweating off. The light solution seals the pores, mattifies the skin, and helps reduce the production of oil. If you have oily skin, try using a mattifying primer to give your foundation all-day staying power and a flawless finish.
Baking Your Face
A quick search on YouTube and you’ll find a ton of tutorials on how to bake your face. The popular method is a red-carpet favorite among many celebrities and can help your foundation stay put in hot weather. Baking means you’re putting excess powder on the skin to ‘cook’ the makeup on the face. A lot of makeup artists use this method to help set the makeup, and the results are flawless.
The Act of Blending Sponge
Whether you go with the teardrop-shaped sponge you’ve seen influencers using in makeup tutorials, or a generic brand – use one. These tools help to pick up excess foundation, meaning there is less chance of your makeup creasing on your skin. The sponge helps achieve an overall flawless, airbrushed look that can withstand hot weather.
Minimal Powder Usage
Contrary to popular belief, using powder on your face during the summer months is not always ideal. When you start to sweat, powder can appear chalky and caked on, enhancing imperfections and smile lines. If powder is necessary, only use it on the T-zone. Always blot your face before powdering to pick up oil from your skin for longer-lasting application.
Blot With Sheets
If you’re someone who has oily skin, you’ll know that hot weather and excessive sweating can often produce an undesirable shine, especially on the T-zone. Blotting sheets help soak oil as it surfaces. The miniature papers are super convenient and fit perfectly into your purse for quick touch-ups.
Make Use of a Setting Spray
Setting spray has a similar effect as primer, except you use it as the final step in your makeup application. Think of it as the finishing touch (like hairspray), since it helps lock in the foundation to prevent smudging, creasing, and fading. Setting sprays melt all the layers of makeup together and prolong the wear. If you’re prone to melty makeup, a spritz of setting spray will help keep the midday touch-ups to a minimum and lock in your look.