Summer Make Up: Never Let Them See You Sweat!

It’s summer, it’s hot, and some of us are heading back to the office. Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered. Summer makeup this year is all about having a natural glow through proper skincare. Balancing that with makeup products that help to reduce shine and oiliness is key. Here are some tips that can keep you looking your best this summer!

As always, makeup application starts with your skincare regimen. The start of each season is a good time to pay attention to how your skin behaves.

  • In the summer, you may want to cleanse day and night, using moisturizers without oils and making sure your hair (yes hair) is washed more often as oils and sweat from your hair can increase in the summer and cause breakouts.
  • Looking sun-kissed is fine. Remember your sunscreen. Skin protection gets no days off. There are very good products widely available that can also be used as a primer under your foundation or you may prefer foundations that have sunscreen in them. Keep in mind that products with SPF in them may set differently applied alone, so try a few out to find what works for you, and keep your blotting paper or pressed powder handy to control shine.
  • You can also purchase skin refreshing spritzer products or cooling sticks that can be applied as a pre-primer to cool your face before applying your makeup.
  • Apply a mattifying primer as a base to balance out any moisturizer that you’ve applied prior to putting on your foundation.
    It’s all about BALANCE. Know your skin and adjust products accordingly.
    Even if your skin is oily, you still need to moisturize. You may elect to moisturize your skin heavily at night and use a light moisturizer in the morning along with your other skin prepping products before applying your makeup. For example: If you use a moisturizing primer, use a mattifying foundation.
  • Foundations come in various formulas. In the summer, I recommend the following types:
     If you prefer liquid foundations, use a mattifying formula if you have oily skin and use a satin formula if you have dry skin. Save the dewy formula for the colder months.

 You may also prefer to use a pressed powder foundation which comes in several formulas that both oily and dry skin beauties can try. I prefer pressed powder foundations as they give beautiful coverage and can also be used to touch up your face throughout the day.

 Always set your makeup with a setting spray based on your skin type. Setting makeup is a part of the balancing act, so grow into the habit of integrating setting spray into your makeup routine.

When in doubt about a summer glam, keep it simple during the day. Less is more.
Use a translucent powder to control shine and carry a small pack of blotting papers to pat away oiliness when necessary.
If the eyes are truly the gateway to the soul, then please, by all means,

  • Always groom and set your brows. Use a concealer as your foundation blending it into the skin to even out your complexion.
  • Use waterproof mascara and liners that stay-put or set an appointment for lash extensions to reduce any smudging from sweating.
  • Keep your eyeshadow simple.

If you have a stressful day at work or in the home office and need to retreat to a quiet spot to wipe away the sweat– your setting spray and the tips listed above should help to keep your makeup in place. Blot away sweat with a tissue and always keep a pressed powder handy for a quick touch-up. Never let them see you sweat! You’ve got this Queen!
I hope these tips are helpful. Stay safe and beautiful always! And remember, the best part of your makeup is your smile. Contact me at inspirebeautiful2@gmail. com with any questions and more customized recommendations.
With over 15 years in the beauty industry, Rechelle Andrews has the skillset and an in-depth knowledge of products and makeup application techniques. She has made it her goal to help people realize their greatest potential and she wishes to inspire others in all aspects of beauty.

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