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Melt-Proof Your Makeup for Summer

Melt-Proof Your Makeup for Summer

Wouldn’t it be lovely if your lipstick and liner stayed on continuously for hours, without topping up every 30 minutes? Us women worry about the melting makeup scenario at the best of times, but during the Summer, it gets even more frustrating. The hot rays from the sun mean foundation starts to slide off, eyeliner smudges, and lets not even get started with how many times we have to re-apply our lipstick.

Luckily for us, there are a few factors to follow which will help with this situation of makeup melt-off. So sit back, pop on your shades, and get ready to embrace some clever little tips to ensure your makeup stays on your face this Summer, and not sliding off with the sweat and grime..

  1. It's Time to Prime
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    It's Time to Prime

    Although us ladies like to keep our makeup routines as simple as possible during the Summer, there is a crucial step we shouldn’t be missing – Primer time. Smoothing on a primer before applying your makeup really is the key to long lasting foundation and color, meaning all face makeup stays on the face and looks fresh. During the warmer months, look for a lightweight, oil-free primer, and all you need is a tiny pea-sized to spread across the face before your concealer and foundation. We love the firming NufFace Gel Primer 24k Gold Complex, as it also makes a great choice to apply around the eyes to firm up the skin and create a great base for eyeshadow.

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  2. Choose a Cream or Powder - Not Liquid
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    Choose a Cream or Powder - Not Liquid

    Even though the Summer months can give our skin that touch of color, we still need to cover up any blotches or blemishes we don’t feel too confident about. A good concealer and foundation which prevents melting away quickly usually comes in a denser texture, such as creams and powders. Although liquids are sheer, they tend to rub off easily, faade quickly with sweat, and need lots of face powders to set the product. Choose a cream based concealer which can double up as a foundation, such as Coverblends Concealing Treatment Makeup, with a built in SPF 30. This buildable coverage concealer hides all traces of red marks, blemishes, under eye circles or general skin discoloration, yet doesn’t sit heavy on the skin. All skin types benefit from it’s antioxidant and broad spectrum UV antiaging protection. With it’s added Polyhydroxy Acid to help the strengthen skin whilst diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, you get excellent coverage and an anti-aging treatment in one!

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  3. Less is More
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    Less is More

    The less makeup you apply, the less makeup you have to slide off, so it makes sense to apply as little as you can get away with. If you are blessed with blemish-free skin, first of all try sweeping a subtle bronze powder across the face. This creates the illusion of a sun-kissed holiday glow, which is easy to re-apply and build up. Our favorite is this Jane Iredale Sunbeam Bronzer, which is split into four different shades and 24-Karat gold flakes to really fake that golden goddess look.

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  4. Create Dreamy, Creamy Eyes
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    Create Dreamy, Creamy Eyes

    In the same way we recommend cream formulas for the skin, we also recommend cream eyeshadows for the eyes. When sweat mixes with a build up of powders, the result isn’t what we want sitting on our eyelids. Powder becomes cakey, which can then cause uneven color distribution and an un-flattering look. Cream shadows on the other hand often contain silicone, and have the ability to cake less and lock in the color. Try the bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow range, in some gorgeous Summer shades such as Blushing Pink and Soft Shell. These hybrid shadows are creamy and ultra long-wearing (12 hours to be precise!) with exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection.

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  5. Liquid Line Your Eyes
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    Liquid Line Your Eyes

    Although sometimes seen as trickier to master, liquid liner is the liner of choice to prevent any eye makeup melting off your face. Crayons and pencils soon smudge when in contact with the skins sweat, creating a messy look. Liquid liners on the other hand don’t budge just from the heat of the sun, staying place a lot longer than any kohl types. Practice your technique, and a little slick of fine liquid liner applied on your upper lash liner will be perfect. We love the Blinc Ultra Thin Liquid Eyeliner Pen for easier precision, due to it’s super fine nib which lets you create the tiniest of lines, to the most dramatic build-ups.  But the best bit is that this product cannot fade, smudge or run, even if you cry or rub your eyes! Who says winged eyes can’t be created in the hot Summer sun?

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  6. Waterproof Those Lashes
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    Waterproof Those Lashes

    It goes without saying that a good quality waterproof mascara can quickly become a girls best friend during the Summer. As well as preventing any flakiness and smudging during day-to-day tasks, they are most loved for letting you keep your lashes looking lovely even when on the beach and heading into water. We recommend using the LashFood Conditioning Waterproof Drama Mascara, which creates length and volume that will outlast through the entire day. This mascara can handle the wear and tear of everyday life, leaving one less thing to worry about. Now you can have full bodies lashes no matter what type of Summer activities you embark on!

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  7. Skip the Gloss
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    Skip the Gloss

    If there was ever a Summer beauty faux-pas, it has to be applying products such as Vaseline to your lips when under the hot rays of the sun. These thick, gel type products may condition your lips, but they react with the sun by causing small burning, leaving you with swollen, sore lips. Not the type of luscious lip look we want to go for! Instead, give your lips a touch of subtle shine with a lip screen which incorporates SPF protection and a glossy formula. The Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen in SPF 50 has you covered, and is a great product to pop into your beach bag on a daily basis.

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By following these Summer makeup hacks, you’ll soon be saying goodbye to those melting makeup fears. However, whilst the fun part if prepping our makeup, don’t forget to focus on your everyday SPF too! Check out our Sun Shop for a full list of recommended products to stay safe in the sun…



Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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