With summer approaching, one of the biggest problems we face is when we apply make-up. Applying make-up means inviting sweat. With cakey formulas, heavy base, it’s bound to get that annoying layer of sweat on top making us look not worth it but worthless! What’s important is that we first of all choose the right make-up and then opt a skin regime suitable to keep that sweat at bay!
What’s important is a toned skin. Often toning with chilled toner’s like rose water or ice helps clog pores. Deep cleaned pores which are left untoned are prone to sweat often ruining our make-up. The best on our list is the Biotique Bio Cucumber pore tightening toner with Himalayan waters for normal to oily skin.
Before starting off with the powders and correctors, always remember to apply a wholesome moisturiser. Moisturising leaves the skin nourished and healthy rather than a dry skin which could cause make-up to look uneven or cracked with time. The best on our list is the Neutrogena oil-free moisture combination skin moisturiser.
Next, up right after applying the moisturiser come summer be sure to to follow it up with a light base sunscreen. What you can do is mix your primer with your suncreen and apply it after you have let the moisturiser settle on the skin. This not only offers protection but will definitely absorb the oil in your skin and offer a smooth base before the make-up. It will also help your make-up last long. The Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50 or the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sublock SPF 50+ are just ideal for the Indian summers. For primer we recommend the Colobar New Perfect Match Primer or the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer.
Make-up in summer should mean light weight. Whatever be it, don’t opt for the heavy cakey options. In that sense, instead of going for the heavy coverage foundations opt for a sheer coverage BB cream. In case of blemishes or spot corrections, apply concealers first on the required area and then top it up with BB cream, finishing it off by mixing the two with the tip of your fingers. We highly recommend the Pond’s White Beauty SPF 30 Fairness BB Cream as it gives sheer coverage. We also loved the Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Face Cream in the shade beige.
Once done with that, do reach out for that powder brush and dust some translucent powder all over the face. Powders are great in summers as it let’s you go hours without sweating by absorbing oil efficiently and does it’s job of protecting the base make-up. Maybelline New York White Super Fresh Compact Pearl is a good option.
For eyeshadows and blushes be very sure to go for the powdered ones than the creme based. Creme based are going to ruin it all for you. While powdered ones will not only last longer but stick better in the sweltering heat. The Maybelline New York Blushed Nudes Palette Eyeshadow is your deal breaker. We love the MyGlamm 3 in 1 Highlighter, Blush and Bronzer -Game Face.
Summer season is the perfect one to pout it out with your matte lipsticks. With mattes topping the list on our fashion goals, they really are your friend when the temps rising. What you can do is let a lip balm with an SPF be the base. Your lip’s are partially moisturised to last for hours as well as sun protected under your favourite lip color. For the balm you can try the Maybelline Pink Lips Pink Lolita. Nykaa have really upped their game when it comes to the beauty industry and we just love their Nykaa So Matte Lipstick range.
Using a setting spray is must. Spritzing some setting spray is the most crucial step to be out and about in your make-up in the summer season. They will lock the entire make up and almost magically also help not to make your skin sweat. We’re in love with the Nyx Professional Makeup Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Dewy Finish.
Carry blotting papers wherever you go. Blotting sheets are easy to store and super portable which means that you can carry them around wherever you go! If you’re someone with oily skin, trust us, these sheets are your best friends. Use them as and when you feel like your powder is wearing off and your face and makeup is starting to sweat. The Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets just steal our heart!