Mid-Summer Makeup: Avoid the Meltdown!

Jul 18, 2017

summer makeup tips

Melting makeup is a big problem for beauty mavens during the summer. Products like foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and even lipstick can melt and migrate to other parts of the face, giving you a not-so-Instagram-worthy look. So what are you supposed to do in 80 degree plus weather? Not wear makeup? Oh, the horror!

With our makeup tips, you can go through summer looking like the goddess you are.

Tip #1 - Skip the foundation. What's that, you say? No foundation at all? Yes, no foundation. Trade in your traditional base for a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Not only will this make your look lighter, tinted moisturizers can give your skin a glow, since some have subtle shimmer added to the formulation.

Tip #2 - Trade in your matte lip color for a shimmery gloss. Darker matte colors can bleed into the little lines around the mouth, especially in the summer. Avoid that problem altogether by just wearing a light, champagne-colored gloss. Even if you don't stay within the lines, no one will be able to tell. Plus, your lips will look bigger.

Tip #3 - Wear waterproof mascara. Even if you're not going swimming, waterproof mascara will prevent clumping and transfer of mascara to the skin below the eyes that you would usually get when you combine it with sweat and heat.

Tip #4 - Go for a lighter eye look. Don't feel like you have to do the whole eye shebang - eyeliner and three different eyeshadows. For summer, sometimes a little smudged eyeliner in the corners of your eyes (along with waterproof mascara) in all you need for your peepers.

Tip # 5 - Change your blush approach. Instead of heavy contouring, go for the glow by dusting a bit of shimmery bronzer on your cheekbones. Not only will that make your look summer-ready, it will also play up any tan you may have.

 Tell us: How do you prevent the summer makeup meltdown? Will you be using any of these tips?

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