10 best summer makeup tips
When it comes to wearing cosmetics in the summer, you probably have noticed that anything you put on tends to melt off in the sweltering summer heat. That’s where super lightweight, sheer, and creamy products can help. Here are 10 tricks for updating your makeup this summer:
1. Apply a tinted moisturizer
Instead of wearing your usual full coverage foundation, switch to a tinted moisturizer for a sheer glow. Or you can also mix your own by mixing a few drops of your usual foundation with a lightweight moisturizer, like LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer.
2. Use multitasking makeup
Keep it simple this summer — invest in products that multitask. There are multisticks that you can use on your lips, lids, and cheeks.
3. Embrace a faux glow
Don’t tan in the sun, which can cause premature aging and put you at higher risk for skin cancer. Rather, sweep powder bronzer all over your face to deepen your complexion. Then dust on a small amount of shimmery bronzer to accentuate your cheeks.
4. Switch to waterproof formulas
In the dead of summer, you should use cosmetics that won’t sweat off or run. Choose waterproof mascaras and eyeliners that won’t need to be reapplied throughout the day.
5. Layer on the sunscreen
Before putting on any makeup, you should ensure your skin is properly protected by first applying sunscreen. Look for a formula that has an SPF of 30 or higher, such as LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Tinted Color Corrector or LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face & Body, which is a versatile formula for both the delicate facial area and any exposed areas of the body.
6. Don’t forget the primer
Primers are essential for making sure makeup stays put all day long. Apply a primer after putting on sunscreen. Or better yet, use a primer that has built-in SPF 30 or higher.
7. Say no to luminosity
To avoid over-the-top shine, don’t use cream foundations or anything too shimmery. This is because the humidity will make your face extra shiny and sweaty-looking.
8. Choose sheer shades
9. Wear lip stains
Ditch heavy matte lipsticks and wear lip stains instead. They are long-lasting and offer sheer, buildable coverage. Plus, you can always add lip balm to add moisture without worrying about the lip stain wearing off.
10. Finish with a setting spray
Want your makeup to last all day and night? Apply a makeup setting spray to seal your look, which also helps protect against shininess.
Here’s to a sweatproof summer
The golden rule for summer makeup is that less is more. This means you should avoid wearing any foundations, concealers, and blushes that are too heavy and will just melt off right away. Choose lightweight, waterproof cosmetic formulas as a replacement that’ll stay put all day.
Remember that your makeup is only as good as your skincare routine. After a long day of soaking up the sun, be sure to cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser like LaserAway Beauty Come Clean Purifying Face Wash that cleans all traces of makeup without drying out the skin. Follow up with a retinol night serum, such as LaserAway Beauty My Hero Retinol Repair Night Serum, which repairs and recharges your skin while you sleep.