Summer in Australia is great until your down at the beach lookin all hot in your bikini and next minute your makeup starts sliding off your face. Not what you want when there’s topless surf life savers nearby! With the right products and a few tips and tricks not only will your makeup stay put in the summer heat but you could get hit by a freak wave and not look like a panda bear at an emo concert.
To help make your makeup Summer proof there are 3 products in particular which will help step up your slay game.
SETTING POWDER – FEATURING YOUNG BLOOD MINERAL RICE SETTING POWDER
Setting powders are always a good idea on warmer days as they help to control shine by absorbing excess oils from the skin. They set your foundation in place preventing it from wearing off in the heat and give a natural matte finish which gives a good base to apply other powder products such as blush, contour or highlighter.
With a large fluffy face brush apply the setting powder lightly over your liquid foundation using circular movements. To reduce the appearance of large pores or fine lines press the powder into the skin with a beauty blender. Remember too much can look cakey so take it easy tiger.
Young Blood’s pressed mineral setting powder is perfect for touch ups on the go. It’s unique formula of rice starch, corn starch and minerals will leave your skin looking flawless and feeling silky smooth all day. With a matte black finish and magnetic closure this compact is a must have.
WATERPROOF MASCARA – LOREAL PARIS FALSE LASH BUTTERFLY WINGS WATERPROOF
If you haven’t already made the mistake of going swimming with regular mascara on don’t do it! Trust me, it’s not pretty. What you need is a waterproof mascara. It will stay in place and not run down your face. That means no smudging, smearing or running. It will battle through the Summer humidity, sweat and you guessed it… water.
Waterproof mascaras can be applied in the same way you would a regular mascara. First curl your lashes with a lash curler then being sure to reach every lash apply the mascara until the desired intensity is reached. To separate lashes wiggle your brush a little bit at the base before you brush through.
L’Oréal’s False Lash Butterfly Wings Waterproof Mascara will fan out your lashes while giving instant volume and length. It’s asymmetrical brush catches every lash and lifts the outer corners for a fluttery butterfly wing look.
SETTING SPRAY – SKINDINAVIA THE MAKEUP FINISHING SPRAY BRIDAL
Do you ever find that you need a makeup touch up during the day? In the warmer weather especially your likely to see your foundation melt, eyeshadow fade and highlight loose its glorious glow. For years the answer lied in the hands of only makeup artists and professionals. But Today you can find it at your local makeup store. The cure to all makeup problems the holy grail setting spray.
After applying your makeup give your setting spray a good shake, hold 20cm from face and spritz over makeup in a X and T formation (This ensures an even coverage). Allow to dry naturally.
Skindinavia’s Bridal Finishing Spray is a fine mist made to fight the effects of excess moisture and set your makeup in place for up to 16hrs. It will leave your skin looking luminous, flawless and shine free photo ready. It’s formula features a patented cooling technology which creates a layer over your skin which lowers the temperature of the makeup on your face.
The one stop shop this season for Summer ready makeup is RY – Recreate Yourself (ry.com.au) . Australia’s largest online skincare, haircare and cosmetics store. In their ‘Summer Edit’ you will find the products featured above along with many others to help you keep on fleek this Summer.
*Products featured in this post were kindly gifted for editorial consideration.