Are in that age of your life when you dont’ know when you will feel hot under the collar meaning that your makeup can fade away easily, leaving you looking red in the face?
Here are my tips to stay cool and hold the make-up on your skin for longer.
- Minimal powder
Toning down shine with powder can create a chalky look that only exaggerates fine lines and wrinkles and can make your skin look tired and jaded. If you are inclined to sweat through your make-up during the day, add a little powder during the day instead of loading on a ton of it in the morning.
2. Cool off before application
Don’t apply makeup fresh out of the shower. It is much better to wait at least 10 minutes for your body to cool down. Applying makeup to warm skin straight away when you come out of the shower makes the skin absorb the make-up into the skin quicker, which can cause more redness and breakouts later. It’s important to remember that the make-up is meant to stay on the surface of the skin and not soak into the deeper layers.
3. Take your facial mist to work
Wait a few minutes until the skin is completely cool. It works to also take a cool shower or splash the skin with cold water before you apply your skincare products and finally then your make-up.
If you are out and about or at work all day and find it hard to refresh your makeup, take your hydrating facial mist along with you and pump on a few sprays to help cool your skin. This will keep your skin hydrated and help your make-up to last longer.
4. Use a good base
The general consensus seems to be that a lighter base is good to keep your make-up on longer but if you are going through that phase in your life when your thermostat is broken, lol, then its important to treat the skin for the sensitivity and not to scrimp on your serum, balm or moisturiser. A properly treated skin will remain cooler, calmer and more hydrated through-out the day.
5. Avoid heavy foundation
Heavy, full coverage foundation is more likely to melt and slip on hot or sweaty skin. Switch to a lighter base if you find your skin is holding the heat or if you tend to get warm when you are rushing around. It’s a misconception that a heavier foundation will stay on longer, like to song says, it’s all about the base!
6. Switch from a powder to a cream
When it comes to blusher especially, powders can cake in the heat. A light cream blush will give a nice texture and a softer glow making your make-up look more natural and less caked.
7. Stay hydrated
Keeping your body cool from the inside out is the best way to keep your skin dry. Carry a re-fillable water bottle with you, and take a few sips through-out the day. I have a great stainless-steel one that I can add some ice to which works a treat.
8. Less is more
The same way as too much makeup in the hot weather can make you look unnatural. If you’re skin tends to get red or hot looking, stick to the bare minimal. Consider a light foundation, a little concealer for the dark circles, a dab of cream blush or bronzer, a touch of mascara and you are good to go.