Since things are heating up a bit now, you may have noticed that your makeup isn’t quite staying place in the same way as when the weather was cooler. Of course, we all want to look our best at all times but there’s no need to hit the shops and spend a fortune on new makeup in the hope that it’ll stay put. Instead, see our seven useful tips and tricks to keeping makeup in place so you’ll have perfect make up all season long.
Eyeshadow with damp brush
Using a damp brush when you apply your eyeshadow just helps the powder to stick that little bit more, meaning that you’ll find it harder to rub and sweat off throughout the day. The same goes for using a powdered eye liner.
Making a simple adjustment to your makeup routine such as using a primer before your foundation can really make all the difference. Not only does it create a nice, smooth surface for your makeup to be applied to, but it actually helps the foundation to stay put, as it sticks to the primer rather than your slightly sweaty face.
The one thing that’s absolutely worth investing in is a good waterproof mascara. Using a waterproof mascara will leave you assured that you won’t be getting the dreaded panda eyes halfway through your day. Simple. Sold.
It may sound odd, but lightly hairspraying your face once you’ve applied your make up really can make all the difference. The hairspray acts as a coating to your make up, sealing it firmly in place. Just make sure you only very lightly coat your skin, as too much hairspray can really clog up those pores. Remember to close your eyes when spraying, as well.
BB Cream is an amazing summer alternative to regular foundations. It’s great for your skin, protects against sun damage and provides that natural summer glow we’re all seeking. Acting and feeling like a moisturiser, BB Cream is far more likely to stay in place than a heavy foundation.
The trick is to blot up any moisture that appears on your face as soon as possible, so always carry some translucent powder with you for those shiny noses and foreheads. Just touching up with powder every now and then will keep your makeup feeling and looking fresh all day long.
The biggest trick is not to overload. It’s summer, so go minimal with your makeup to avoid a look and feel of heaviness. Keep things light and simple, and only use what you really have to. In short, let your natural beauty shine through.