7 ways to achieve heatproof makeup
As the days begin to get longer and the weather begins to get warmer, your makeup starts to melt, and you want to look good with minimal product and minimal effort. Fear not because skin specialist and lead product developer at Colorescience, Patricia Boland whittles it down to seven steps to prevent any makeup meltdowns and ultimately, beat the heat.
1. It’s prime time
Whilst some fear that primers add yet another layer of product to your skin, primer is your best friend for creating lighter, longer lasting base makeup. If you get the right one, primers can actually help absorb oil and blur imperfections.
Patricia Boland recommends checking out Colorescience’s Skin Perfector collection, with different formulas from mattifying to bronzing to brightening primers so you can match your skin type. What’s better is all their primers contain SPF 20 to help keep your skin protected from the sun.
2. Minimise skin products
Using makeup in the summer can be a chore. Sure, we want to get rid of our dark circles and puffiness, but when it comes at the expense of cakey feeling skin it isn’t worth it. Choose your skin products carefully and replace foundation and powders for concealer in targeted areas so your skin can still breath.
3. Make it waterproof
Unfortunately, with heat comes sweat. Choose waterproof mascara’s and eyeliners to avoid the dreaded ‘panda eye’. If you don’t have a waterproof eyeliner to hand, a good tip is to go over your eyeliner with black eyeshadow. This will mattify the eyeliner, keeping it locked in place all day.
4. Tinted cheeks
For a sun kissed complexion and to add some brightness back into the face, opt for a cheek tint. Tints are usually in longer lasting formulas such as creams and liquids, so they will withstand the upcoming heat. They are also great for creating a natural glow without having a powdery, cakey finish.
5. Light lips
Instead of using a heavy lipstick that can drag the face down, why not try a lip shine instead? Colorescience’s Lip Shine not only provides a flush of colour to your lips but comes with SPF 35 to ensure sun protection throughout the day.
6. Don’t forget your body!
When people think makeup, they think face. However, don’t forget to add SPF elsewhere to avoid a difference in tan shade between your face to your body. SPF will ensure your skin remains undamaged from the sun’s harsh UV rays, meaning you can flaunt that gorgeous, glowing body spray worry free.
7. Set it in place!
Lock in your makeup and revitalise your complexion throughout the day by using a setting spray. This prevents your makeup from smudging, creasing or fading too quickly and ensures a budge proof look. Arguably the most important step of your makeup routine, Patricia Boland recommends Colorescience’s Hydrating Mist for a moisture rich setting spray that will endure the sun’s heat.