Summer Makeup Tips

Try these tips to help your makeup last in the summer heat.

North Dallas’ hottest time of the year is quickly approaching, and the seasonal change should spark necessary modifications to your makeup routine. From ridding yourself of that less-than-intentional glisten and glow to avoiding damage to your skin, we’re here to help!

First and foremost, it’s essential that you realize the rising temperatures affect your skin in undesirable ways. Whether you notice an increase in oil build up or experience redness from sun exposure, its vital that your makeup is conducive to how you target these issues. So, let’s hit the ground running, and discuss ways to combat that sweat-induced dewy finish and resulting oil accumulation.

Perspiration can make our makeup appear caked on, while simultaneously clogging your pores as it mixes with the product. That being said, its important to stick with a light foundation, and to similarly apply a conservative amount. Additionally, the product you select should be oil-free, so as not to contribute to unwanted breakouts; if you can, aim for just a tinted moisturizer or concealer as a base.

As you focus on your eyes, primer is a necessity. Moisture from sweat enables your eye makeup to move throughout the day, and a great primer can prevent this from happening. This type of product essentially functions as a sort of tape for powder eyeshadow, and the concept can be applied to eyeliner as well. Applying an eye pencil before a light shadowed top coat can do wonders for holding your look in place.

Summer’s arrival is your cue to distance yourself from shimmer and shine. This pertains to highlighting, contouring, bronzer, blush, and even lipstick. Beneath that summer sun, you’ll exhibit a natural glow, and applying any extra will only make you look oily and excessively shiny. Stick with matte.

Lastly, once you’re look is finalized it can feel burdensome to apply any SPF. Not to worry, they make products designed for this purpose. If you’re not already using SPF based makeup – and even if you are – head over to Nordstrom at Galleria Dallas for Supergoop!’s Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50. 

 

I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!

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