When you are living in a country like India where 40-45 degrees is pretty much normal then definitely one of our biggest beauty question is ‘how do I stop my makeup from melting off’. No worries, here we are, with an easy solution to all your summer makeup woes
USE PRIMER– The most important step in making your makeup summerproof is to use a primer before applying foundation. Primer helps in mattifying your skin and controls oil and sweat on your face to a large extent. Prefer a gel based primer over creamy ones. You can try Inglot under makeup base OR Lotus Insta Smooth Perfecting Primer.
SKIP THE CONCEALER– If you think your foundation will give you enough coverage then skip the concealer. This will make your skin feel a lot lighter. If not then you can try MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. It does not melt off your face and is quite light.
USE OIL FREE FOUNDATION– For summers use foundations that give are oil free, light and give you a matte finish. Such foundations maybe a little costly but worth it. Foundations like NYX Stay Matte Not Flat, Lakme Absolut Liquid Foundation, Colorbar Flawless Finish, are weightless, have staying power of more than 4-5 hours and control oil and sweat.
USE LOOSE POWDER– When done with your makeup, use loose face powder and apply it over your face, specially focusing on the areas which tend to get more oily. This will increase the staying power of your makeup and will give you a nice matte finish. You can use Revlon’s Skin Lights Face Powder, Lakme Rose Powder or any of your choice.
USE BRONZER FOR CONTOURING– To avoid putting too much makeup and making your skin feel and look heavy in summers, use bronzer for contouring instead of concealer. It will give you the same sharp look while making your skin feel light as a feather. Some of the best available in the market are Body Shop Blush on Bronze, Lakme Absolut Sun Kissed Bronzer.
KEEP SOME BLOTTING PAPERS IN HAND– Instead of retouching your makeup every few hours using powder, use some blotting papers. They will soak up the oil and sweat without ruining your makeup. Also by using face powder every few hours will make crease lines appear on your face. Grab those Starbucks paper napkins if you don’t have any.
MATTE LIPSTICKS OVER GLOSSY LIPSTICKS– Matte lipsticks not only stay a bit more longer but are quite essential for summers. You might be already feeling humid and sweaty and on top off that creamy glossy lipsticks? Try some matte lipsticks from Sugar, Nykaa, Lakme. There are so many in the market so just grab one.
WATERPROOF MASCARA AND GEL EYELINER– Instead of your normal mascara and pencil eyeliner, go in for the waterproof mascara and liquid or gel eyeliners. Pencil ones are usually oil based and any product which is oil based is a big no during summers. Try Maybelline Hypercurl Volum’ Express, Rimmer Extra Super Lash Mascara, MAC liquid eyeliner, Chambor dream eyeliner.
Written By – Kashish Jain