Summer Proof Your Makeup
You may be ready for summer but have you summer proofed your makeup? Here some beauty tips to get you started!
Brown Chicks Burn Too; SPF is a MUST! This prevents burning as well as skin cancer. The rays from the sun are harsh and you can get sunburn in as little as 15 minutes during the peak hours of the day.
I know we like to get that golden-bronzed hue on the skin but sunburn is no joke. Believe me, I have been there; done that and it was not fun! And FYI…the peeling after the sunburn is so not cute! You should wear at least SPF 30.
Instead, use a bronzer; it gives you that same golden-bronzed look with a hint of shimmer and without the sunburn. It dries instantly, does not rub off on the clothes and it washes off. My fave is Body Glow by Nars – it’s a moisturizer and bronzer with a hint of shimmer.
Not to Prime is a Crime! If your foundation is smearing or running down your face, you may be in need of a face primer. Primers help your makeup to have a smooth finish, last longer and keep it in place.
In the summer, it’s best to use a silicone free primer. Primers containing silicone mixed with water based foundation equals The Bad Witch from The Wizard of Oz melting away when Dorothy removed the ruby slippers. In other words, water and silicone don’t mix! Silicone free primer is great for oily skin and prevents your foundation from melting away. I suggest you try Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance Bronze.
Blot The Shine Away! Make blotting papers your new BFF! Instead of reapplying powder or foundation,
which I’m sure, you don’t do. I suggest you use blotting papers to absorb excess oil. When you reapply powder or foundation with a sponge, you’re using a sponge that usually has old powder, built up oil, debris and dirt, which means, you are contaminating your powder and causing your face to break out.
Blotting papers can be a Chick’s best friend because they are disposable, small and easy to carry in your makeup bag or clutch. I suggest you use the Clinique Pore Minimizer Oil Blotting Sheets.
Chicks now that you have summer-proof beauty tips, you can keep your skin safe, your glow glam, and your makeup shine free.
Have a Happy Summer!
Beauty School Scarlet has an addiction for products and wants to be your personal critic for all things beauty. Let her try before you buy! Follow her on Twitter @ABeautyScarlet
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