As it gets warmer and Britain experiences a few short days of heat, every girl knows that its almost impossible to keep your makeup in place all day. This can also be the case when going on holiday or on a night out and experiencing the horrific moment you finally look in a mirror to see that your eyes resemble a raccoon’s from smudged mascara and your forehead is a shiny mess that could pass as a disco ball.
However, if you want to stay full- glam all day long in the heat, here are some tips for long- wearing and sweat- proof makeup.
- The basis for helping to ensure your foundation stays in place throughout the day is a good primer. This is a step you DO NOT want to miss. Most primers contain glycerin, which will make your foundation stick to your face. There’s a variety of primers on the market to suit multiple skin types, so whether you are an oily gal or have skin as dry as your DM’s, there is going to be a primer suitable for your needs.
A high street primer that comes highly recommended is the Nivea post- shave Balm (£5) and Nyx Angel Veil primer (£8).
If you don’t mind pushing into your overdraft, the Too Faced HangoverRX primer (£27) will make you feel prestige on your way out of Debenhams and onto the 699.
- The next step to all-day makeup slay-adge is a long-wearing foundation, and these tend to be the most full- coverage ones. The Estee Lauder Double Wear (£31) is a cult-favourite high coverage foundation, but if you’re not looking to break the bank, the Maybelline Fit Me: Matte and Poreless (£5.99) will keep you safe from shininess.
Setting all of your base into place with a powder will help to set all of the liquid and cream products you’ve caked onto your face so far (so why stop there, right?). A recent makeup trend is ‘baking’, which involves packing powder onto all of the places you have concealed, i.e. under- eyes, t-zone and anywhere that you normally might get a little bit oily. The trick to baking is lightly placing the powder, leaving it to ‘bake’ for a few minutes to melt into your skin, effectively locking your makeup into place, and then dusting off any excess powder. Another beauty fave is the Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder (£29) or at the opposite end of the powder spectrum is the Rimmel Stay Matte (£3.99) powder, which though compressed, works just as well.
- The last leg of your stay- all- day makeup journey is finishing with a spritz of setting spray. After putting so many layers of liquid and powder on, any face is bound to look slightly cakey and ashy. To achieve more of a natural finish and set it all into place, try the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (£23.50).
Let’s hope for more sunny days to put all these products to the test!