While we are hanging on for the weather to heat up, there are a few (very minimal) downsides that come with mega-hot days. One of them being the difficulty it takes to keep your makeup looking fresh.
So, in the interest of keeping your beauty looking good, here is a'refresher' course in keeping cool calm and collected when it comes to cosmetics in summer.
Eyeshadow fall out
Oily eyelids, sweaty skin and makeup that just doesn't want to stay put often result in eyeshadow 'fall out', or as I like to call it, errant eyeshadow. That naughty, naughty shadow! Eyeliner (liquid, pencil and not so often, but still possibly gel) can also turn cheeky from time to time, and unintentionally end up on your very own cheekbones, as well as under, above and even in your eye balls. Rather than rubbing everything off, reach for your handy Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Makeup Corrector Pen, and like a magic marker, draw over the top of naughty eye makeup. It'll take it right off, without disturbing the well-behaved makeup that's stayed exactly where you put it!
Skin sweating underneath your base
Even if your base is perfectly applied in the morning, there's no guarantee it'll stay that way, especially in the heat. Once 2.30pm hits - alongside your arvo sugar craving - your base may well have sweated itself almost entirely off your mug. How to help, annnndddd refresh your skin at the same time? A beauty mist of course! My pick is the Kosmea Hydrating Rosewater Mist. It instantly cools a red and bothered complexion, adds hydration to disappearing bases, bringing them slightly back to life - really!
You can also help to prevent loosing your entire face of makeup on a balmy night out, by setting your makeup with a specialised spray. The ModelCo Beauty Fix Airbrush Face is a top pick. A weightless setting spray that renders your makeup smudge, tear and water resistant, it has a unique quick-dry formula with a hint of luminosity for long-lasting adherence in even the warmest of climates.
And if you really have to start over...
Remove with an oil free wipe. Extra oil will make your new base even harder to stick! And if you are on the go, chances are you wont have time to rinse under the tap, which is why you'll be needing a handy wipe in the first place! Try the Oil Free Face Cleanser Wipes from La Fresh - your answer to the feeling of clean, fresh skin. Even though it's oil free, it's still full of ingredients like marshmallow, cucumber and papaya that provide unique moisturising and nourishing properties, so your new base will sit well on top.
How do you refresh on the go? Any makeup tips for when it's warm outside? Let me know! - Lauren