Summer is here, will at least until September and is such a fun and exciting season. It is a time to show off skin and enjoy the warmth and beauty of the sun. I don't know where you may be spending your summer this year, but in Miami Florida it has been nothing but HOT! Your face feels like it going to melt off, and worst if you're wearing makeup. Here's how to beat the heat with these few summer makeup beauty tips!
Less is more. Apply concealer or foundation makeup only where needed, summer heat and a face full of foundation can become messy and unattractive. Excessive sweating and oil can combine with makeup and form a blockage in your pores. Keeping your skin clean, hydrated and exfoliated during summer is important especially if you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun.
Use waterproof everything. Makeup foundations, eyeliners and mascara are the 3 most important products that should be waterproof during summer. It is essential in the summer months to wear waterproof products to avoid foundation sweating, along with your eyeliner and mascara running. For special events like weddings, matte or silicon base foundation are a perfect choice, they are non-transferable and durable and will keep your picture perfect for the duration of your event.
Use a setting spray. Makeup setting spray will seal your foundation, eye shadow and blush all day, and can be reapplied to refresh and hydrate your face. Makeup setting spray forms a shield to protect your makeup from sweat and heat. If you use matte foundation, it will replace that dull dry look with an instant glow.
Glow and go! Use a tinted moisturizer instead of heavy foundation, especially during the day. Tinted moisturizers are light weight and will allow your skin to breath. Finding a tinted moisturizer with spf will provide protection against damaging sunrays. Using a little glow illuminator drops on your checks can also add a soft glowing affect that looks really pretty day or night.
Drink Plenty of water. Drinking more water is the most natural way to get glowing skin, it will also help keep your body hydrated during the hot summer months.
Keep your lips hydrated. Lip gloss or balm will help protect your lips from harmful UV rays, while moisturizing at the same time.
As a Miami makeup artist, my favorite look for summer starts with light foundation coverage then powder. Eyebrows are brushed up and lightly define keeping their natural shape, then eyeliner is applied at the top eyelid only, followed by a one shade eye shadow (during summer I like use tropical shades). To complete the eyes, I would add soft highlights to the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eyes, finishing with water-proof mascara for top and bottom lashes (a natural pair of eyelashes can be applied to enhance the eyes). For lips I will apply a matte fruity shade topped with a sheer lip gloss, and to complete the look I use a soft shimmer setting. Final tip, Shimmer and summer go together, add a little to your shoulders and collarbone using shimmer powder which will give your skin a glowing effect perfect for day or night.
Actual Client sporting a clean summer cute sweat proof makeup application