Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Beat the heat !

Hello Lovelies,

I recently received a request to do a post on how to minimise the effects that hot weather has on your make-up and given that Australia has been going through some crazy heat waves, I thought I better get onto it!

Now before I start let's be realistic, you're never going to keep your make-up 100% heat proof, but there are definitely ways to help minimise your face from becoming a slip and slide for your make-up products. So without further ado - or before we have another day of 40+ weather - let's get into it!

Below I've put together some heat proof make-up suggestions, for you guys to check out. I definitely recommend heading to your local Priceline/chemist - wherever you buy your make-up - and just have a look at the different products. If it states that it's "waterproof" then it's perfect for summer :)

Summer makeup

Tip 1. Less is more. This rule definitely applies during summer, I recommend using a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream, instead of a foundation. This will help minimise the chances of your make-up becoming cakey, from the amount of powder you’ll often use throughout the day... If you're worried about the coverage, you can always go in with concealer afterwards, to hide any blemishes or dark circles you may have. Or if you're still uncomfortable about the idea of a sheer coverage, you can also mix a little moisturiser in with your regular foundation. My favourite is mixing in some of my regular day moisturiser with my Maybelline SuperStay foundation.

Tip 2. Blotting paper is your best friend. Any girl who has oily skin and has used blotting paper, will be able to tell you just how good this little thing is. Blotting paper will also help minimise the chances of your face becoming cakey, as you're absorbing the oil and sweat - lovely, isn't it? - into the paper, instead of just packing more and more powder on top of it.

Tip 3. Invest in waterproof mascara - if you don't have one already, as well as waterproof eyeliner. Waterproof products will contain a large amount of wax, which means it will create a water resistant barrier, meaning you won't have to fret about your mascara and eyeliner smudging down your face. Everyone knows unwanted raccoon eyes, are never cute. Plus as an added bonus, waterproof mascara will also hold the curl of your lashes for longer and it's perfect for the beach or the pool.

Tip 4. The one time we actually want something to stain. An incredible product that I don’t think is used enough is cheek and lip stains. With one tiny bottle, they double up as a blush and a lip tint, meaning you don't have to worry about a powdery looking blush, or a creamy formula smudging, as it will lightly stain the skin, so you know it will stay put. Same goes for your lips, you'll no longer have to worry about your pesky lipstick smudging over your lip line.

Tip 5. And last but not least, prime, prime, PRIME! When it comes to make-up, using primers are a key for keeping your make-up in place and creating a lovely base for anything you put on top of it. I suggest using a face primer as it will help minimise the chances of your foundation slipping and sliding, as well as an eye primer - such as the Maybelline eye studio (above) - this will not only create a smooth base and prevent creasing for any eyeshadow you place over, but the great thing is, you can also use it alone, as they come in a wide variety of gorgeous colours.

I hope these tips could help you in achieving a sweat proof make-up look. Feel free to leave me a comment below, or on Instagram or Twitter, if there are any other questions you have

Stay tuned for Thursday, where I'll be doing part 1 of 2 of a Valentine’s Day post :)

Veroniieecar xx :)


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