I love makeup, and that is an understatement! If you are anything like me, you must hate summers with a vengeance! Sweat and makeup just don’t make good bed-fellows! It feels totally disheartening when all your hard work literally runs down the drain! You spend so much time to conceal your tough blemishes, evening out your natural skin tone, perfecting your makeup depending on your mood and season, and finish it up with a perfect lipstick or lip gloss. Then, to your utter dismay without any reason, all your makeup starts melting! Makeup horror!
Top 10 Makeup Tips To Prevent Melting Off Your Skin:
So, today we have compiled top 10 makeup tips to help you in just these situations. So, the mission to smudge proof your makeup begins right here at StyleCraze!
1. Never Forget Your Primer:
Whether you are going for a subtle day time look or an intense dramatic makeup look, wearing a primer underneath your makeup will provide you multiple benefits. Wearing face and eye primers are one of the top makeup tips to prevent your makeup from melting off your skin. Don’t worry as adding another layer to your skin is not counterproductive. Your primer will create an excellent base for the whole makeup to last long by locking it and preventing melting. And the added benefit of applying primer is that it helps your next layer of BB or CC cream to glide on effortlessly. And you would also require only a small amount of the product. While choosing a primer during summers, it is best to pick a formula which doesn’t illuminate or make your skin too dewy. Choose something which gives a matte and natural finish.
2. Ice It:
This trick is loved by many makeup and skin care experts. Grab a fresh ice cube and start gently slathering it on your entire face area, leaving the delicate under eye area. Gently massage the ice cube without putting too much pressure as the coldness of the ice cube might irritate the capillaries in the skin. So, remember to work with a light hand for good 2 seconds and then remove it. Then, take a clean towel, pat dry your skin, and then start applying your favorite makeup. This trick will cool down your skin, closing up your large pores and prevent your makeup melt less outside!
3. Keep It Light:
When the temperature outside is really hot and melting every single thing around you, then adding layers after layers of makeup on your skin is useless! Start by choosing your makeup which is heat-friendly. Do not go in for full coverage foundations or heavier formulas. Instead choose something, which is very light on your skin so that your skin is able to breathe from within. Lighter formula face products, such as a tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream, work well instead of foundations as they don’t melt off easily due to heat. The secret is to keep it sheer and light! Don’t pile on thick, heavy and creamy products but choose something light. Take a light tinted moisturizer with SPF, topped with some compact powder and a light blush for the face. Also apply a coat of mascara for your eyes and follow it up with a tinted lip balm or a light hydrating lip gloss. All these will give a natural makeup look as well as protect your skin from the harsh sun!
4. Try Waterproof Formulas:
Whether you choose to wear a kajal, compact powder or mascara, always go in for waterproof formulas as it will smudge proof your makeup from your own sweat for long hours of time! We hate when our kajal or mascara runs down our eyes. So, be smart and choose makeup wisely. All you would have to do for eye makeup is to grab an eye lash curler to lift your eyes and apply generous coats of your favorite mascara. If you feel you are still not done with eye makeup, then go ahead and apply your waterproof eyeliner and you are done.
5. Obliterate The Oil:
No matter what, if the formula says it is oil based, stay away from it! Especially face makeup products like your tinted moisturizer, foundation, and toner can contain some oil-based natural as well as synthetic ingredients, which can make your skin more oily and greasy. It can work great for winters but are a big no for summers, especially if you are already battling with oily skin.
6. Lose The Liquid:
When you feel the temperature is really hot and humid outside, you should completely avoid liquid eyeliners, cream-based eye shadows and blushes! Instead, choose something in a powder form for your blush and eyeshadows. Powder makeup controls oil and sweat much better than liquid formulas, which will start running down and greasing your skin in no time!
7. Stock Up On Oil Blotting Sheets:
How much ever you try to control oil and sweat, I am sure there are days when you just can’t prevent the sweat bursting off your skin. That’s totally normal with most of us. But, I would say it is totally fine as long as you are prepared for it! Most people make a big mistake of layering compact powder over the sweat to control the oil and shine. But, this is the biggest makeup fail! Applying powder over sweat will crease and blotch your makeup, leaving the skin cakey. Instead choose smarter options like oil absorbing blotting sheets in your arsenal. They are packed in a very thin and light form but work like magic! Blot your forehead, T-zone, and under eye area to instantly absorb shine and stay matte.
8. Wet It:
If you want to dress up your eyes a little more with eyeshadows, then start by wetting your eyeshadow brush with a bit of makeup setting spray or plain water. Then, remove the excess water with a dry tissue paper and then pick your eyeshadows. It helps the eyeshadow stick up to your eyes well at the same time provides a nice glazed eye makeup finish after drying.
9. Put Your Antiperspirant At Night:
If you want to smell really good the next day morning, apply your favorite antiperspirant the previous night before you get your beauty sleep. This gives the ingredients in the formula the time to start working before your day begins.
10. Increase Lip Makeup Longevity:
Even if your whole face makeup is light and subtle, go ahead with the brighter lips to get a fresh look. If you want to seal-proof your lipsticks in the hot sun, then always try long staying formulas. Apply a thin layer of lipstick, then blot it with a clean tissue paper and then reapply another layer of your lipstick. This technique will increase the longevity of the lipstick.
With these tricks, you’ll fall in love with summer all over again! Try them!
Do you have any secret methods for preventing your makeup from melting? Let us know in the comments section below.