Beach vacations, pool parties, lounging with friends: Summer is full of pleasures.
But melting make-up, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. That’s why we asked experts to tell you how to replicate the season’s hottest makeup trends, but without breaking a sweat.
With mercury level soaring high, it is time for you to tweak your make-up stack to help you sail through the sticky and humid summer woes. These tips should help:
1 Tackle shine: Replace your rich cleanser and face cream with a foaming gel and an oil-free daily lotion that has a minimum SPF 15. Carry a compact for midday touch-ups but don’t cover your entire face with powder as this would lead to clogging of your skin pores.
2 Moisturise daily: Moisturising isn’t about adding oil to the skin. It is about keeping moisture in. So use an oil-free or light moisturiser over damp skin and work from the inside out by drinking extra water to stay hydrated. Freeze aloe vera in ice tray for instant sunburn relief.
3 Lighthen up: Skip the thick foundations and switch to foundations with lighter texture - BB cream, fresh nude foundations, lip and cheek stains, bronzing gel and lip gloss.
4 Go smudge-proof: Waterproof mascara help prevent eye make-up from running or smearing in the heat. Want extra insurance? Use colour on the top lids only and leave the lashline.
5 Summer hair repair: Pump volume into straight or fine hair by skipping conditioner (or applying it only to your ends). Also, take a break from the blow-dryer to let your hair air-dry. Many people with fine, straight hair actually have a slight wave that adds body.
6 Avoid, over cleansing: Always apply your frizz controlling products while hair is still damp.