It’s summertime, and the living’s easy…but not necessarily for your makeup. Those of us in the warmest climates are already getting a preview of the months to come with temperatures soaring well into the 90s. So what’s a makeup-lovin’ gal to do, short of saying “ciao” to her beauty products for three months? Simple: Melt-proof your makeup.
Professional makeup artist Victoria Stiles, who works with clients across the globe for publications, ads, celebrities, and events, shares these simple tips to avoid a major makeup meltdown.
1. Begin with the Skin. Stiles says the first step is to take care of your skin. To set the stage for a melt-proof look, she stresses the importance of properly cleansing and moisturizing before applying makeup. “For problematic skin, I would suggest to see a dermatologist so that you can get a professional skin care daily regimen,” she advises.
2. Use a Primer. Stiles says those with normal to oily skin types have the hardest time keeping makeup on during the summer. To help foundation stay put, she recommends starting with a foundation base or primer. “Makeup will adhere better to the skin with the application of a primer product, especially on hot, humid days,” she says. She recommends Natural Born Cosmetics Liquid Shine Eliminator from Paint and Powder Cosmetics in Chantilly, Va.