Summer seems to be that time of the year when everything is planned; weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties and family functions. Add in some warmer weather and you’re looking at a possible make‐up meltdown. Sweat and oil build up is a price we pay for the beautiful warm weather throughout summer, however it is this type of build up that lead to nasty clogging of pores and breakouts – definitely not something you want when looking your party best.
No one wants to be conscious of their make-‐up coming off or having to re-‐apply during the day. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your make-‐up stays in check this summer:
1. Lighten up
Summer means warm weather, and warm weather means it’s time to change your moisturiser to a lighter, fresher version. Some moisturisers can feel quite heavy on your face and body, which can lead to an increase in the amount you sweat this summer. Your thick moisturiser that you’ve been using throughout winter isn’t necessary anymore; the summer weather is less harsh and drying on the skin. After applying your facial moisturiser in the morning, lay a light tissue over your face and relax for a few moments, the tissue will gather any unnecessary moisture, allowing your skin to absorb only the necessary amount it needs.
2. Add blotting tissues to your handbag
Oil and sweat are your worst nightmares in summer and can creep up on you unnoticed sometimes. An essential for summer, that a lot of people overlook and forget about, are blotting tissues. To ensure your flawless finish stays intact and your complexion remains shine free, carry blotting tissues with you as a safety measure against the scary sweat and nasty oil that might attack at any time of the day.
3. Be picky with your make-‐up selection
Flawless make-up often means you need to be fussy with your make-‐ up selection this summer. Trade in your old make-up for lighter, rejuvenating make-‐ up that will keep you looking fabulous all summer. Opt for foundations that contain oil-‐ free and non-‐drying formulas that can be applied lightly and last all day. If you naturally have oily skin, look out for make-‐up that contains oil absorbing and conditioning ingredients.
No one likes panda eyes, find a great water resistant eye liner and mascara that can become your new best friend in summer – trust me, you won’t regret it! If you do the right research, you’ll be the envy of everyone with your make-‐up staying where it should, all day and all night.
4. Swap powder for cream
When the mercury rises, your cheeks often suffer meaning your foundation and blush can be left looking cakey, uneven and extremely noticeable. As the
temperature takes its toll, it becomes harder to attain that natural rosey‐cheek look throughout summer. Avoid powder blush and use a cream blush or bronzer when you feel you need a little extra colour. A light cream-based foundation and blush will do wonders for you in the heat.
5. Brighten your eyes
Avoid darker colours on your eyes throughout summer as they can seem to look a little harsh. As your body warms up and your skin naturally glows and has more colour, your make-‐up needs to be more natural and reflective of the season, Be inspired by summer, go for bold bright colours or bronzed summer tones to create a natural summer look.
About the Author
Pia is an Independent Business Owner with The Body Shop At Home™ who specialises in make‐up. For more information on The Body Shop At Home™ please visit www.thebodyshop.com.au/TheBodyShopAtHome.aspx