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How To Achieve Sweat Proof Makeup

Sunday, June 11, 2017

We all know summer is one of the best times of the year. From heatwaves to festivals and summer vacations, there are so many ways to enjoy the high temperatures. But if there’s one thing that’s sabotaging our fun, it’s the heat melting our freshly applied makeup  nightmare! But if you follow these essential steps, your makeup will stay fresh so you can enjoy your time in the sun without a care in the world. 

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Moisturise the base  

Moisturising is a key step in any skin routine and one you especially must not forget during the warmer months. An SPF is advised to keep the skin protected from the rays but to save you from the midday slide, try an oil free cream to prevent any makeup breakdowns.  

Tip: Go for a non-greasy product that is suitable for all skin types so it’s not too heavy on the skin
Recommended: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, 125ml RRP: £45:00

Kiehl's Ultra Oil-Free Gel Cream
Prep and Prime 

Known in the beauty industry as the lifesaver to getting your look to stay on longer, a primer is the next makeup saving stage for your sweat proof summer. Choose a lightweight, mattifying product and use your fingers or a brush to cover all areas. This will prepare your skin, giving your foundation something to hold on to.  

Tip: Do a patch test if you suffer from skin conditions.  

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Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher
Lay the foundation 
The important thing to remember is to use foundation that is right for your skin type. You might also want to consider one that's long lasting, conceals imperfections and give you the coverage you need. Sounds tricky right? But in order to stay fresh faced for hours, these factors must be considered. Only apply a thin layer to prevent any melting hazards and build coverage as you do.

Tip: Try oil free, hydrating and oxygen based products to keep that full coverage throughout the day.

Recommended: Oxygenetix breathable, sweat proof and waterproof foundation. RRP: £45.00

Oxygenetix breathable, sweat proof and waterproof foundation

Powdery seal of approval 

Powder is essential after application of primer and foundation, especially in warmer weather. The best way to lock these two together for a finish that will hold the heat and conceal makeup for hours is a blotting/pressed powder. With oil controlling benefits, these products are great for a sheer natural looking finish.

Tip: Apply using a puff or brush for minimal colour and texture.
Recommended: Mac Blot/Pressed Powder. RRP: £21.50

Mac Blot/Pressed Powder

Set and Go 
The final step is to set your makeup masterpiece. Using a weightless spray, mist this wonder product over your face to keep your foundation, eyeshadow, blush and highlight in place in the hot and humid weather conditions. The Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist is perfect, as it is mattifying and protects your face from UV rays. With an SPF of 50, it also acts as a sunscreen.

Tip: Hold 8 - 10 inches away and mist face 2 - 4 times.
Recommended: Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist - SPF 50. RRP: $8.00 - $28.00

Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist - SPF 50
Words By: Aleya Parris

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