Every season has its own set of issues, and summer is no different. Surviving scorching hot months and extreme humidity is no easy task, but we somehow make through the season by making regular visits to our favorite beaches or water parks, and if that’s not possible, then a quick dip in the swimming pool does the trick. The increased humidity also makes it impossible for us to wear makeup, especially if a person has oily skin. The fear of wearing makeup in summer is real; we are constantly in worry that the foundation is going to melt as soon as we step out in the sun. This whole thing can be really stressful, and if you are done taking the stress and have started to look for solutions to fix this issue once and for all, you have come to the right place. It’s all about making the right decision with the products. And to ensure that you don’t experience any makeup meltdowns in summer, we have created a list of essential makeup products you need to include in your makeup kit right now.
When it comes to wearing makeup in summer, you should always wear your primer first before putting on any makeup product. Primer can be a real game-changer since it is known to create a barrier between your skin and makeup; it helps to prevent your makeup from melting, no matter how hot it gets outside. Additionally, a primer gives your makeup a long-lasting effect and allows a smooth application of makeup products.
Foundations aren’t really the best choice for summer; they can lead to clogged pores and acne, which is the last thing you want when on a holiday. Therefore, instead of using any foundation, stick to BB or CC cream as they feel extremely light on the skin and don’t clog your pores. Additionally, BB creams provide pretty nice coverage, and they don’t make your makeup look patchy or cakey, unlike foundations.
Although hot summers add some sheen to your face in the form of sweat or excess oil production, it can be a gross feeling. In order to add a healthy glow to your skin, you need a highlighter. Adding a pop of highlighter is one of the best ways to give your skin a lit from within glow. Apply it to the high points of your face such as high cheek bones, the tip of your nose, bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow, etc. Just don’t go overboard with the application or it will look fake.
Instead of wearing your favorite liquid matte lipsticks, give hydrating lipsticks a try this summer. Liquid matte lipsticks can be too drying on lips, although lip balm does help to provide nourishment and hydration to your lips, sometimes, it isn’t enough. Therefore, look for lipsticks that come infused with nourishing ingredients such as cocoa butter, vitamin E, etc. These ingredients in lipsticks will help to nourish and condition your lips.
Whether it’s summer or winter, the makeup look doesn’t feel complete without adding a hint of color to the cheeks. This is where blush comes into the picture; it will help to add a natural flush to your look and will also give your makeup a healthy glow. You can use a blush with a luminous silky formula to add color with a hint of glow to your cheeks. Just make sure to use a shade that complements your skin tone, and try to keep it subtle instead of adding too much of it to your cheeks.