Summer is in full swing, and that means pool parties, barbeques – and hot weather! We want to look great for all our summer activities, but all that heat makes it tough to keep our makeup in place. Here are a few tips from the pros to help you look great when the weather is hot.
Prime time. It all starts at the base, and primer is a must for summer makeup. A small amount of oil-free primer will go a long way to help keep your makeup in place. Choose an oil-free product and apply it after your moisturizer.
Hydrate. Speaking of moisturizer, you’ll want it to do double duty in the summer. Choose a product with an SPF factor of at least 15.
Lighter is better. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, go lighter on the makeup where possible. Use cream tints instead of heavy powders and focus on a few features you want to highlight. Using lip gloss instead of lipstick keeps your lips moisturized and gives you a more natural look. Don’t forget the SPF for your lips!
Go waterproof. Choose waterproof products wherever possible. We’ve all heard of waterproof mascara, but today’s waterproof products go beyond lashes and include makeup for your eyes, lips, and cheeks.
Get glowing. One of the top secrets for great-looking summer makeup is bronzer. It adds warmth and highlights your features very well. Apply powdered bronzer on the parts of your face that the sun hits, like the tops of your cheeks, your chin, your nose, and your forehead. This gives you a natural, sun-kissed, healthy glow.
Ask a professional. No makeup will look right unless you use the right products for your skin type and skin tone. With all the choices out there, finding the right makeup for your individual needs can be difficult. A professional makeup artist can analyze your skin and help you choose the perfect products to make you look great and can even create customized foundations that match your color perfectly. Since over-the-counter shades are generalized, a customized shade can make a huge difference.
For a professional makeup application or facial skin analysis for customized color matching, make an appointment today at Voga Salon. Our well-trained, professional makeup artists are dedicated to helping you look your best every day! You can find us at 13357 West 135th in Overland Park or give us a call at 913.685.1832. You can also instantly make your own appointment with our convenient mobile app, available for free on iTunes or Google Play.