You may have heard me mention that fact that I have oily skin the odd time, or three. It’s true. It’s a constant battle to keep my makeup from disappearing and it gets worse in the warm months. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to make my look last longer in the heat and today I’m sharing my top five summer makeup tips for summer 2019!
My first summer makeup tip is to avoid using foundation if you can. This means focusing on skincare so that your skin looks great! You don’t need a 10 step routine to have glowing skin. Cleanse, exfoliate, treat, and moisturize well, and you’re on your way!
I use a gentle cleanser with my Foreo Luna fofo in the morning and evening and I follow that with either a liquid exfoliant or a hydrating spray, depending on how my skin is feeling. Then it’s time to treat and for this I use a serum to hydrate, spot treat, etc. Next up is a good moisturizer, and lastly I apply sunscreen.
If you really don’t like to go bare skinned, consider swapping out your foundation for a tinted moisturizer. You’ll still have some coverage but the finish will be lighter and better for summer.
Use a good primer
If you still want to use foundation and/or concealer start off by applying a good primer that will help your base stay intact. I’m currently using one from Stila, but Smashbox do excellent ones and NYX is a great drugstore option. I use a pea sized amount and apply it to my face with my fingers. Just glide the product over your skin, rather than trying to rub it in.
After you’ve applied your face makeup (base, bronzer, blush, etc.) set everything with powder. Dust it over your face, focusing on the t-zone, with a large fluffy brush. I’m currently using Glossier Wowder and I love it. Laura Mercier also make wonderful setting powders. My favourite drugstore setting powder is Rimmel Stay Matte.
After you’ve applied everything except mascara, use a setting spray to really lock your makeup in place. Urban Decay All Nighter is my holy grail but NYX Matte Finish setting spray is an excellent drugstore dupe.
Blotting papers are the unsung heroes of the makeup world, in my opinion. I keep a pack in my purse and use them to touch things up whenever I start to look shiny. My favourites are from Joe Fresh but you can get them at Sephora and from a few different brands at the drugstore. To really refresh everything I like to blot and then re-powder.
So there you have it! Tell me, what are your favourite summer makeup tips for 2019?
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