To be honest, makeup and heat are not the great combo. But that doesn't necessarily mean they're not compatible. In fact, the industry is constantly releasing new cosmetics which are made for both warm and cold weather.
I'm not going to lie, I find doing my makeup in summer as dreadful as having to be up by 6 am. I don't really fancy applying a thick layer of foundation and concealer when I know it's going to be boiling hot in the next couple of hours, specially in Tenerife.
It can get very hot around here and that's why I've developed my own beauty hacks - sort- of- routine - to cope with ridiculously warm weather and heat waves. You know I'm not a beauty guru or makeup artist but once in a while you get to discover a few things if you wear makeup on a daily basis.
Before applying your foundation
The thing I recommend the most is using gel moisturizers before applying your foundation. Creams are very thick and consistent and it will never stay put when it's hot. It's very important to moisturize your skin before applying any products on your skin and bear in mind the importance of skincare with SPF in summer.
Foundation or tinted moisturizers?
Liquid foundations are a NO for me in Summer. You'll never see me wear any foundation at all during June, July and August. In fact, I rather not wear any base at all that having to put up with the incommodity that comes with wearing a liquid foundation. Tinted moisturizers are my best friends during these months. I highly recommend the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, it's the one I've been using and I really like it. It's super light, high coverage and very comfortable to wear.
I try to skip the contour kits. For me it works way better if I use just a super dark bronzer and I mark a bit my contouring lines. It looks really subtle and it gives you a kind of Serena Van Der Woodsen (I've been binge watching Gossip Girl, lolz) summer glow. Apart from bronzers, I've been loving cream blushes because it's easier to wear and it also hydrates your skin. It's a win - win situation.
Skip the powder
Last but not least, setting powder. Quite important if you ask me. This is a difficult thing for me because I don't really like using powdery things in summer but I reckon I also need a setting powder because my T - Zone goes crazy if I don't apply it before going out so what I do is apply a good amount of the Makeup forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer mattifying primer before the foundation so I know everything stays put.
Have you got any more summer makeup hacks or tricks to share? I'd love to know!