The summer months can be tricky when it comes to makeup application. Creating a long lasting look that takes you through from day to night when it’s sticky and humid can be a challenge. Of course we all want to look our best throughout the summer – with holidays, BBQs and beach parties to attend, it’s important to enjoy yourself and feel carefree, without worrying about your makeup.
It is possible to achieve flawless makeup in the summer heat. With a few key products and tricks, you can be sure your makeup will keep up with your lifestyle…
All about the prime
One of the most important steps to creating a flawless base that many of us skip is priming. Without the right base to apply your foundation, concealer and powder, your makeup just won’t have quite the same staying power. Of course you can prolong the wear of your makeup by choosing long lasting and quality products, but a primer is a must if you want your makeup to last during the summer.
Try the Photo Finish Facial Primer. Apply before your concealer or foundation, but after your moisturiser. A little bit of this goes a long way – simply use one pump, smoothing into the skin with your finger tips, paying extra attention to the forehead and chin. Designed to minimise pores, create a smooth finish and control oil, this primer will keep that summer shine at bay, as well as ensuring your base stays flawless all day long.
A matte finish
Matte finish products are essential to stay shine free in the summer. Sweat and oil will cause your makeup to shift a little, which can result in a patchy finish just a few hours in. In using a good primer as well as quality matte finish products, you can be confident in your makeup, no matter where the day takes you.
For your foundation, the Velvet Liquid Matte Foundation is a must. Providing a natural and even coverage, this hard-working foundation will also ensure your skin stays shine free, even in the summer heat. For extra staying power, finish your base with our setting powder. This ultra-fine powder has a soft focus matte finish – just a touch will ensure your skin stays matte, even on those all day long parties in the sun.
Set and go
One final step that you may wish to consider during higher periods of humidity or on very hot days is a setting spray. This can be used as the final step and will lock everything in place – from your base to your brows and lips. Our Matte Finish Setting Spray is a 3-in-1 product and can be used as a primer, corrector and finishing spray. It will ensure your base stays matte, while also preventing colour fade and creasing, ensuring your makeup stays put for up to 16 hours.
Summer makeup doesn’t have to be tricky – just a few vital products in your makeup bag will completely transform your summer look.