We have two words that will make you jump with joy – sweatproof makeup! That’s right! Summer is here, as is your sweatproof makeup. Your BFF, your saviour, your armour and everything you need to keep your makeup from melting.
While the sun may try its tricks to create havoc, it’s time you put your best face forward and seize the day, and the sun. You don’t need a sweaty cakey pancake sticking on your face, nor do you want a streaky mascara that makes you look like a racoon. The challenges are aplenty – heat, humidity and the hot, hot sun!
But here’s the thing. Let’s not forget that sweating is normal and necessary. This biological process eliminates toxins from the body and keeps it cool. While the process is a ‘good-must’ for you, makeup though comes with its own rules. You are lucky, we’ve got you covered.
Read on for some super exciting summer makeup picks.
If you instinctively reach out for your matte foundation, you are on the right track. Full-coverage sweat-proof foundations keep your skin naturally flawless so you don’t end up looking like a grease ball. Ensure you pick a lightweight foundation that won’t weigh your skin down. Don’t forget, your skin needs to breathe too.
BB Summer Pick: Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte
Choose a long-lasting foundation
Apart from being lightweight, your foundation also needs to be long-lasting. That’s because when your sweat can wash away your makeup making it look messy and patchy. Opt for a waterproof foundation to keep your skin looking its absolute summer best.
BB Summer Pick: Faces Canada Ultime Pro Second Skin Foundation
Load up on the SPF
What’s summer without the sun? But it’s not always fun. Sunrays can harm the skin and cause a ton of problems. That’s why, you need to be armed with SPF, even in the products you use. That brings us to a next summer must-have – the compact powder. An SPF-infused compact not only absorbs excess oil but also acts as a sun shield to keep it protected and radiant.
BB Summer Pick: Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40
BB creams to the rescue
Prevent summer meltdowns with this saviour. BB creams are a powerhouse of goodness that will cover spots and blemishes and keep your skin hydrated too. Some are packed with SPF which means your skin will always be sun-safe. These are super light and the chances of you sweating through this one are fairly low.
BB Summer Pick: Blue Heaven BB Cream
Set it straight
To be doubly sure and not melt into a sweaty puddle, here’s a foolproof way to sweat-proof your makeup. Dab a compact over your foundation to set it in place. This way, you’ll not only get maximum coverage but you can rest assured that your makeup is in place, no matter what! If your compact contains SPF, that’s a bonus.
BB Summer Pick: Loreal Paris Infallible Compact Powder
Here are some summer tips to ace your makeup game
- Always keep your skin clean before applying makeup
- Don’t apply makeup as soon as you step out of the shower. When your skin is warm, the ingredients get absorbed easily which may lead to breakouts later. Cool your skin first.
- P for Primer. Yes, primers reduce shine by controlling extra sebum, make skin luminous and help makeup last longer.
- Less is more. The more makeup you use, the more you’ll weigh your skin down. The chances of a sweaty meltdown are ridiculously high.
- Choose vibrant colours to pep your skin up.
- Hydrate yourself and tank yourself up with generous amounts of water. This will help flush out toxins and keep your skin glowing.
There you go! You’re all ready to take on summer. Kiss sweaty skin goodbye and flaunt that gorgeous skin. Nothing can stop you from having fun in the sun. You are, after all, the sunshine!