by: Daniel Thompson, Creative Director
3 Tips to Help You Summer-ize Your Makeup
Warm weather means reduced durability with make up. Like changing your seasonal wardrobe for the hot weather, it’s also time to summer proof your makeup.
1. Enhance Your Foundation
Mix your regular liquid foundation with a mineral based liquid sunscreen (be careful here because this only works with pure mineral sunscreens and not chemical based ones). Equal portions work best, but for a more radiant finish mix one part foundation with two parts sunscreen.
Apply mixture evenly across the skin. It will look a little white but only for a moment. Massage into the skin until there is no trace of the white finish (created from the sunscreen). Allow 10 minutes to set.
Lightly dust with a transparent powder using a big open brush. This will create a flawless finish that does not look heavy.
2. Change Your Eye Shadow Formula
Talc free eye shadows wear better in humidity and are not as easily broken down by the skin. This can be either a cream formula or a mineral formula. Also the colour payoff is better.
Create washes of colour rather than trying to contour with cream eyeshadow.
3. Lipgloss Trick
Fill the entire lip with your favourite lip liner shaping the edge of the mouth as you go.
Dab a very small amount of clear lip gloss in the centre of the bottom lip and rub the lips together to distribute the shine.
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