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Top Summer Makeup Tips

With the weather heating up (as much as we try to deny it!) we need to look at adjusting our makeup to ensure stay looking as 'put together' as possible, rather than a sweaty mess! Celebrity make-up artist Hannah Lisa gives us her top tips..

Use a primer

They really do work wonders for making your makeup last longer, in any weather. Not only that, but most will give an added benefit such as radiating or smoothing, so choose one depending on your skin type; bonus!

Use a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation

Building your makeup up in small but thin layers will make it last longer, especially when it’s warmer than usual. Less is definitely more in the summer months. Plus, it will feel lighter on your skin, the last thing anyone wants is to be putting on heavy layers of foundation and feeling like your skin can’t breathe!

Try a setting spray

Urban Decay’s All Nighter is brilliant and really helps your makeup to last a lot longer. If you’re looking for something super strong and waterproof, then Kryolans Derma Colour Fixing Spray is unbeatable!

Set your makeup with a little bit of loose, translucent powder

This is especially good if you have oily skin. It suits all tones and is so finely ground that you won’t feel like you’re wearing any extra makeup. It will ensure your makeup stays put, and soak up any excess oil. Apply it with a big fluffy brush, paying particular attention to the t-zone. It’s also great to pop in your handbag for a mid-day touch up.

Use waterproof mascara

It does what it says on the tin. When it’s hot outside, you not only sweat but you tend to produce more oil too, especially around the eye area. Waterproof mascara will stop you from ending up panda-esque.

Try a cream based eyeshadow

..or – when using powder shadow – use an eyeshadow primer. Most cream-based eye products are designed to be waterproof, and so, tend to last a lot longer in the heat. Once they dry, they don’t budge!

Keeping your skin in tip-top condition

Doing this will secure a longer lasting makeup product. If your skin is dry or dehydrated, your products will easily slide off or become cakey. Keep hydrated, exfoliate once or twice a week, and use a hydrating serum and moisturiser –especially at night!


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