So far the summer has been up and down, flitting between rain, gorgeous blazing sunshine and (my least favourite…) humidity that’d floor a rhino. No one wants to look like they applied makeup made from melted butter but sadly it can (and does) happen – so what can we do to avoid looking, and feeling like Sweaty Betty?
- Change up your routine:
The classic primer/foundation/concealer/powder routine that works during colder months becomes too heavy to wear during warmer times, so switch out foundation for an oil-free BB Cream or tinted moisturizer instead.
- Concealer is our friend:
The key to wearing a lightweight base is to invest in a long wearing, high pigment concealer. Use a brush to buff it over any areas that require more coverage.
- Swap powder for cream:
Cream textures for eyes and cheeks allow skin to breathe and won’t get streaky in hot weather.
- Go Waterproof:
Even if you aren’t actually in water, waterproof mascara and eyeliners will allow you to still give definition in your makeup without it slipping all over the place.
- Makeup Fixer:
Cooling and useful, makeup fixative sprays are a bit like a hair spray except they’re for the face (and come without the added whack of chemicals too).
One of the hottest climates I’ve worked in by far was a beautiful couture shoot in Marrakech last year. We shot over three days so I had plenty of time to test out some heat proof products; here are my favourites:
- Mac Pro Long Wear concealer
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Shadow Creme
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
- Shiseido Automatic Fine eyeliner
- Diego Dalla Palma Makeup Fixer