Let’s be honest. Although summertime is mainly about the weather, it‘s also about whether or not your beauty and body works, too. As far as your body is concerned, there is not much more you can do but enjoy what you’ve been working towards all winter. Whatever you did, from shake diets and detox teas, to double stuffed quesadillas with a side of fries, own it all and be fabulous.
In regards to face and makeup, you have 4 enemies to face this summer: Water, Heat, Oils and Sweat.
Water hydrates your skin from the inside, but melts everything on the outside. Since no one wants to get into the ocean looking like Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”, only to get out looking like the girl from “The Ring”, the easiest solution is to use waterproof products.
Summer heat can transform you from looking smoking hot… to a hot mess, so keep it simple when it comes to foundations and DON’T layer. Always remember, less is more and more is more than you need. Say “No! No!” to foundations, and “Sí! Sí!” to CC creams! Color Correcting creams are water resistant, SPF 30-50, full coverage and will give you all the life you need.
What you can’t forget is that waterproof products can only be fully removed with oil-based removers. What you might forget is that our pores are also producing oils and you may find your makeup start to run down your face, neck, knees and toes. If you have used all waterproof liners and mascaras but within hours you look like a raccoon then there is not much you can do but to invest in lash tints and extensions.
In the event you start sweating at an event, don’t panic; simply go to the nearest restroom, put your hair up, pull out your beauty blender and dab, dab, dab; never rub, rub, rub.
Good luck with your summer makeup and never forget “A smile has always been, and always will be, the best makeup.”