We all love to glow, but sometimes during the summer our fleek can turn into a flop when we start sweating. Here are some tips to keep That Glow Kit on your face and not on the floor:
This can be a hassle—especially during the summertime. The constant sun exposure will cause you to sweat, and also allow for extra oil to surface through your makeup. Sweat and oil will result in makeup rubbing off easily, and you’ll end up looking like a blotchy mess. To prevent that, follow these steps:
Use a mattifying primer. Primer is the real foundation of your makeup; it blurs pores and smooths over lines, but more importantly, it creates a barrier between your face and the makeup you apply over it so it doesn’t settle into your skin. Mattifying primers absorb any extra oils on your face, and ensure that your makeup won’t become an oil slick throughout the day.
Substitute your foundation with concealer or BB cream. Especially on the extremely hot days; sometimes all you need to do is spot conceal to cover up blemishes and imperfections. Putting on a full face of foundation is an inevitable disaster in the summertime, and you don’t want to look like a cake face with foundation colored sweat running down your face. BB creams are a combination of moisturizer, sun screen, skin treatment, concealer, and foundation—in other words, it’s an all-in-one alternative that can eliminate multiple steps in your routine.
Powder. After you’ve spot concealed, top it off with your favorite setting powder to lock it in place and for a little more added coverage.
Ready. SET. Glow! To ensure that your makeup will be budge-proof, mist your face with a mattifying setting spray.
Icing on the cake. Highlight! Every makeup lover’s favorite thing. I mean, who doesn’t love when other girls ask them what highlighter they have on? Truth be told, I use a rose gold eyeshadow, but that’s beside the point. To create the glow that we’ve mattified with your primer and setting spray, use your favorite highlight on the highest points of your face (the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and chin).
MOISTURIZE! Many oily girls think because their skin will produce oil anyway, they can skip this step. Wrong! All skin needs moisturizer, because it increases cell turnover, and will help your skin stay soft and young in appearance. Use a lightweight, oil free moisturizer. It won’t feel heavy on your face, but it’ll still give you enough moisture to keep you from drying up.
MOISTURIZE! If you’re a dry skin gal, you’ll need all the moisture you can get. That doesn’t mean slather castor oil on your face, but use a hydrating moisturizer that will rejuvenate your skin.
Prime time. You want to avoid mattifying primers, but look for pore smoothing primers, something that will smooth over lines and pores so your makeup doesn’t settle into the creases.
Substitute your foundation with concealer or BB cream. This suggestion doesn’t change for any skin type; heat will melt any face, and to minimize that, it’s helpful to cut out any unnecessary steps while still staying glam.
Pass on the powder. When you have dry skin, you don’t need much powder; it’ll dry you out and can cling to dry skin patches on your face. However, if you do happen to get oily in your T-zone, lightly dust setting powder in that area to prevent unwanted shine.
Fix it up. MAC Fix+ is a favorite for many women with dry skin; especially those with dry skin. Fix+ is a mineral infused water that will set your makeup, as well as refresh your makeup throughout the day with its cooling and soothing properties.
Cream highlights only! Cream products are best for dry skin. If you experience flaking on your face, it’s highly suggested that you stay away from power products—especially highlighters. Highlighters are meant to accentuate your facial features, and powder highlights on dry patchy skin will do just that. To avoid the shattered disco ball look, reach for cream highlighters instead; they’ll glide over your skin and won’t settle in the dry areas.
I hope your fleek beats the heat this summer with the tips I’ve given you. I know we all want to be glam all the time, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your makeup, otherwise you’ll become a bad makeup meme on Instagram, and NO ONE wants that.