Summer makeup is a whole different animal than the rest of the year. The summer, after all, comes with its very own challenges, from the glaring sun to sweat and sea water. You need makeup ideas that with survives the weather as well as your fun summer lifestyle.
Never Forget the SPF
The number one rule of summer is to never, ever, forget the SPF. No amount of makeup can cover up a red, peeling face, and sunburn just doesn’t make a good accessory to any outfit. From head to toe, you want to make sure you are protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Too much sun can leave you looking tired and much older, not to mention the ill health effects and cancer risks.
Make sure to wear sunscreen from head to toe, but especially on your face. A higher SPF of at least 30 is needed to properly protect the delicate skin of your face. What’s more, you should find sunscreen that is specifically made for your face.
Matte makeup is better left for the colder months. The summer sun will simply melt it away or cause it to sink into the lines on your face, making you look aged and tired. The most important phrase for summer, when it comes to make up is “less is more.”
Instead of heavy foundation, choose a tinted moisturizer. Look for a tinted moisturizer with a little shimmer for the most youthful summer look. Better yet, you can easily find tinted moisturizers with SPF in them for added coverage.
The summer heat can do damage to more than just your hairdo. Sweat and humidity can leave your makeup melting down your face, which isn’t the most attractive look, especially around the eyes. Luckily, this little issue is easily combated with some simple waterproof mascara.
As an added tip for your summer outdoor look, keep your eye makeup simple and light. Try lighter brown mascara instead of black to avoid aging your look. You want just a little natural color and definition.
Especially since you are being so careful with keeping your face protected from the sun, you might find that your body tans faster than your face. This is easily remedied with a little bit of bronzer. Keep your touch light and don’t overdo it, and you can give yourself a nice, lightly sun-kissed glow.
To cover up imperfections without causing a matte meltdown, switch to a light mineral makeup during the hotter months. They are easy to apply, giving you a fresh, airbrushed look that is perfect for the summer.
Your lip game this summer has three rules: protection, hydration, and simplicity. First and foremost you want to protect your lips from the harshness of the sun and from drying out because your lips are one of the first places to age. Make sure to always apply an SPF moisturizing lip balm, and use it liberally throughout the day. Aside from that, keep it simple. Look for sheer shades of tinted lip balm instead of lipstick for a fresh look.
Enjoy the hot weather and festivities without worrying about your face melting. No matter if you are on the beach or watching your kid’s baseball game, you want to look good. With these tips and techniques, your summer makeup will have you looking effortless and fresh all season long.