Summer Makeup Hacks

June 15 2019

Ladies, let’s talk about your makeup! The outside temps have been soaring sky high lately, and while the heat is great for swimming, hitting the beach, and other outdoor activities, it’s not so good when it comes to your makeup. Summertime usually calls for a bit of a changeup in your usual routine, and we’re here today to talk about some makeup hacks from the pros to help you keep everything in its place.

Primer. If you don’t usually prime your face, now is the time! Primer does a great job of keeping your foundation from running down your face in the heat, and giving your makeup longer wear vs only using a foundation.

Change up your foundation. If you don’t use it already, change to a product that offers moisture, UV protection, and foundation in one. This will allow you to use less layers on your face and still get the coverage and protection you need. Make sure the product you choose offers at least an SPF 15 to keep your skin protected and looking youthful for years to come.

Skip the powder. This may seem counterintuitive, but when powder mixes with moisture (aka, sweat) the result is a little effect known as caking. Not the best look! Switch your powder eyeshadows and blushes to creams that are easier to apply and will not cake and melt in the heat. If you do need to use a powder to soften the nose shine, blot with a paper towel first to avoid this undesirable effect.

Bronzer. A great bronzer will help you achieve that sought after sun-kissed glow without a single bit of damage. Choose one with a hint of gold (rose gold is our current fave!) for a gorgeous healthy glow. 

Waterproof. It seems obvious, but it bears repeating: for those pool/beach/lake days, waterproof eye makeup is an absolute must! I mean, unless you like the makeup running down your face look.

Gloss. Trading in your regular lipstick for a gloss during the summer will help keep your lips moisturized and pretty. Make sure to find one with an SPF for UV protection as well, because your lips can burn in the summer sun too!

Looking great will be a breeze this summer when you follow these easy hacks! For a professional makeup application for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself, make an appointment today at Salon d’Artiste. Our team of professionals can help you with all your beauty needs. Call us at 610.687.2020 to schedule your appointment or take advantage of our mobile app to schedule at your convenience. Download it for free from iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.