Heat and makeup are not a good combination. And although in summer, in general, women prefer a more natural look, sometimes it is necessary to resort to color (weddings, work meetings, special dinners …).
Keep makeup intact for hours In summer it is a real challenge, especially in oily skin, which can see increased sebum secretion due to high temperatures and sweating.
To achieve this, the first step according to makeup artists is prepare the skin with cleansing and hydration. «The important thing is to have the most skin balanced possible. The ideal is to have eudermic skin: when it is balanced between hydration and fat levels. First we cleanse, then we tone to balance the pH, and then we apply a serum and then a moisturizer. All this routine with products adapted to each skin type. How much the more hydrated the skin is, munified wings the make-up base will remain », says the makeup artist Cristina Lobato.
What to do to make the foundation last longer in summer?
With the skin already hydrated, before applying the makeup base, you can use a primer or primer that according José Luis García Berjano, Givenchy’s official makeup artist, “Helps to better fix makeup and give it more durability.”
To be successful with these products, the key is to choose one adapted to each skin and / or problem that you want to combat: redness, excess oil, spots … In addition, Cristina Lobato warns «the mistake that is usually made with primers is that they are apply all over the face when sometimes it is not necessary. It is advisable to apply moisturizing primers in the driest areas like cheekbones, and in the zona T, more conflictive of glitter, a primer mattifying and sebum-regulating».
Then you can apply the makeup base, which should always be suitable for each skin type and Long duration. You can also choose a base of waterproof makeup that will last longer, in addition, Lobato explains that «the funds with more coverage they get rid less with sweating. After applying the base, it must be sealed, a key step so that it remains intact for more hours. Givenchy’s official makeup artist recommends’ use loose setting powder and leave a velvety and luminous finish that can be touched up during the day As many times as needed”.
How to do heat-resistant eye makeup?
Another area that can suffer havoc from sweat is the eyes, if the right cosmetics are not used. Lobato recommends «a eyelid closeup to prevent shadows and eyeliner from moving. You only have to apply a little in the area of the mobile eyelid, not in the upper eyelid because it will be more difficult to blur the shadows. So that the eyeliner last longer should be waterproof. Plot first with a gel eyeliner and on it, apply a ewaterproof marker-type yeliner or khol to seal the eyeliner. It can even be sealed with powdered black shadow to extend its life. ‘
The mascara should also be waterproof so that sweat or humidity do not affect you as the hours go by.
Blush, cream, stick or powder?
Regarding the rouge, Berjano explains that he prefers the format in dust. «Bars or creams are usually more unctuous and tend to slip more easily. Some people consider that they work better on the face, but this emollient effect can be contradictory with the durability ”. Other options that are also suitable to achieve a longer lasting summer makeup are, according to Lobato «applying the blush in cream and seal with the powder format, or choose a lip and cheek tint.
Heat resistant lipstick
On the lips, the make-up artist is clear: «you have to use matte or ink effect lipsticks which are usually the most durable, but, in addition, it is important, the using the profiler previously, better if it is waterproof, so that the lipstick has a more permanent base than the mucosa, with nothing. We will mark the shape of the lip with the eyeliner and we will fill in towards the inside of it, leaving a uniform color throughout the lip. Another trick to give fixation to any type of lipstick is apply a layer of loose powder and reapply the lipstick on it, which will provide a spectacular fixation.
Touch-ups and products that can help prolong summer makeup
Make-up artist Lobato explains that “with the passage of time we cannot prevent the skin from perspiring and undoing the makeup a bit. What I recommend is to bring mattifying papers to remove excess fat from the face. We restructure base and reapply the powder. If the base is still intact, we absorb with a piece of paper and apply powder again. On dry skin, I recommend a moisturizing mist to recondition all makeup.
The makeup fixatives in spray format They are another option to give makeup more durability during the summer.