Temperatures are rising, and for us makeup fiends, the battle is on trying to make our looks last from day to night — so how can you look fresh when it’s humid AF outside?
Sweat, the heat, and humidity all play a part in making your hard work on the beautiful canvas that is your face melt off, so we’ve got some tips to make sure everything sticks:
If you didn’t know already, primers come before any type of makeup so that there is a smooth, filled, almost poreless layer for your products to sit on. And there are so many types!
From oily-skin friendly, to moisturizing the driest of faces, to formulations for the most sensitive of skin, there’s a primer out there (whether it’s cream, spray, lotions, and other potions) out there for you.
It just so happens that these are our favorites:
The NYX Angel Veil, a product that delivers for a fraction of the cost
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, along with a glowing review:
@marcbeauty Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer ✨ MINI REVIEW👇🏽 I am LOVING this primer! First of all I need to address the packaging…it is EVERYTHING, I love the sleek and minimalistic design 🙌🏽 This product is like a big drink of water for your skin! ‘It’s infused with 5 forms of coconut to form a natural, vitamin rich barrier between your skin and makeup.’▫️ I have been applying this before my foundation lately and it has been a godsend because I have been chronically dry for the past week, it has really helped hydrate my skin and give a smooth makeup application and it definitely prolongs the wear too! ▫️ It feels super lightweight on the skin and 1 pump will prime the whole face! You can get this product at @sephoraaus. Definitely a must have!
The Too Faced Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer from their Peaches N Cream line, because hello, isn’t peach just such a summery fruit? And it’s Too Faced, so you know it’ll deliver:
We know what you’re thinking: ‘Bake, in this weather?!’ but trust, it’s an essential step in your face beating process!
First off, you’re doing your baking inside the house where a fan or the AC is on, so cut the cries.
To the uninitiated, baking is applying a (preferably mattifying) loose face powder on and letting it sit for awhile on strategic areas like the forehead, chin, nose, and cheeks; where it can get mighty oily throughout the day.
Baking acts like a sealant for all the liquid products you just smothered on, giving it longevity throughout the day.
And finally, Set and Seal
Setting sprays are an extra boost of protection for your face products, and with the myriad of formulations out there, it’s impossible to not find one that suits your needs!
Whether you’re going for matte, dewy, water proof, oil prevention, or all-out shimmer, setting sprays these days are two (or three, or four, or more)-in-one marvels that are not only refreshing to pop on any time of the day, but assures your beat stays in place.
Crowd favorites include:
The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
The Urban Decay Setting Spray, but for us oily girls:
Milani Make It Last 16 Hour Setting Spray; also comes in a Dewy version
NYX Setting Sprays, which come in two variants: mattifying and dewy
You, on your way to the store to get all these products to have a beat-as-hell face from morning til night in the summertime: