7 Makeup Tips To Make You Sizzle More Than Summer

7 Makeup Tips For An Amazing Summer

Make your makeup look fabulous even at the peak of summer heat.


While summer is the season of sun, sand and frolic, it can do nasty things to your makeup like melting it, smearing your eyeliner and much more. Well, the good news is that you can stop the sun from ruining your makeup; the great news is that you can do it from the comfort of your home without spending any money on it at all.

These 7 tips will help your makeup work for you even in the hot summer:

1. Use Primer

First moisturizse, then prime. Primer provides a smooth base for makeup, is incredibly light and really helps hold makeup in place. Better yet, use a Primer with SPF so that you don’t have to apply another oily sunblock to your face which could make you break out into acne.

2. Lighten Face Makeup

Light makeup works best during the summer spell. To do this, you can use tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. It is less likely to turn cakey on steamy days. You can then brush powder foundation over your tinted moisturizer in spots where you need a little extra coverage, say, on blemishes or reddish areas around your nose.

3. Try Vibrant Colours

Summer’s the perfect time to work your makeup palette because lively colours brighten the face and bring a youthful glow to skin. If you generally prefer going with neutral colours, try experimenting with any one area of your face; some blush on the apples of your cheeks is a great place to start.

4. Stop Shining, Start Glowing

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Use blotting papers to beat unwanted shine. Even if you need to enliven your makeup, blot first and then follow up with a dusting of pressed powder with a slight hint of luminescence. Even though you want to eliminate shine, you still want to glow a little, especially in summer.

5. Avoid Thick Lipsticks

Heavy lip colours will feel like overkill in summer. But that needn’t mean you opt for a clear balm or skip doing your lips altogether. Instead use tinted lip balms as they give you light colour and even have SPF to protect you from harmful UV rays.

6. Go Waterproof

Waterproof mascaras really help keep those smudges and smears at bay in the summer heat. And while you may be averse to them because water-proof mascaras were once brittle, crumbly and flaky, today's formulas aren’t only a whole lot better, but also last much longer.

7. Bronze in Moderation

With bronzer, like with anything else, you don’t want to overdo it. Covering every nook and cranny will make you look fake-baked. Instead, apply bronzer just to those points of your face that the sun naturally hits, namely, your forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose. Powder bronzers are the easiest to apply and be sure to use a little bronzer on your neck and earlobes, especially if you sport a short hairdo or are wearing a pony­tail.

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