How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

Makeup and heat do not make the perfect combination. But don’t worry, DESIblitz has some exclusive tips on how to wear makeup and still enjoy the sun!

How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

avoid using full coverage foundation

Whether you are going on holiday or if you live in a hot country, it is important to stick to minimal makeup. The last thing you need is your makeup sweating off!

For those makeup lovers who don’t want a bare face on the beach, you will love this.

DESIblitz has rounded up the best tips and products to help you wear makeup in the sun.

Ever heard of the ‘no makeup makeup look’? This look is really minimal. You are wearing makeup but it looks like you haven’t put in a lot of effort. What a perfect way to enjoy being in the heat whilst wearing makeup by keeping it simple and youthful.


How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

Starting off with the base, avoid using full coverage foundation. It will only melt and end up looking sweaty. Try using a BB cream or a lightweight foundation as this will feel light on your skin.

Having SPF in your BB cream is great and useful as you don’t have to apply extra layers of sunscreen on your face. Vichy Normaderm BB Clear contains SPF16 and is available in both shades light and medium.

It’s great to use for any skin tone but is also targeted for those with oily and combination skin as it hydrates and controls shine. So if you’re searching for a BB cream which doesn’t leave you looking shiny, this is the one.

It’s also beneficial for those with sensitive skin and eyes as it’s alcohol free. It doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients which may cause any reactions.

Despite being lightweight, it’s great at covering imperfections and blemishes so you don’t have to worry about putting extra layers on, little goes along the way.


How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

The next tip is to wear bronzer, bronzer is perfect for defining your features and more importantly, you don’t have to be precise with it.

Grab a large brush and sweep across your temple, forehead, jawline and even cheeks if you want to be creative. Applying bronzer always make a huge difference.

You can go for a shimmer bronzer or a matte. There is no right or wrong and it’s completely up to you.

For a shimmery bronzer, L’Oreal Paris Glam Bronze Duo is a suitable choice. For a matte look with no shimmer, Benefits Hoola bronzer powder is a great long lasting product.


How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

Mascara can make a difference and its not time consuming. A few strokes go along the way with L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara: a popular choice amongst many beauty bloggers/YouTubers.

It contains a precise wand, making application easier and doesn’t transfer under eyes.

Also, try opting out for a waterproof mascara, especially if you know you’re having a beach day or a pool party.

Maybelline New York Lash Mascara received the highest score in a lab’s waterproof test, it showed great resistance to smudging, making it the best selling mascara.


How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

Since grooming eyebrows is a popular in the beauty trend, DESIblitz can’t leave it unnoticed. The Wunderbrow is a great choice to wear in summer as it lasts for a few days so you don’t have to spend time reapplying every morning.

It is semi permanent and very natural looking as it contains brow fibre complex technology.

It comes in different tones ranging from brown/black to auburn, blonde and brunette.


How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

So you have BB cream, bronzer, mascara and Wunderbrow, What’s missing? Lipstick of course. Applying lipstick/lipgloss to minimal makeup always completes the look.

Since we have nothing on the eyes, applying a bold colour can help put the look together. A popular choice amongst many bloggers are the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte liquid lipsticks.

The reason for its popularity are the choice of its colours which suited to every skin tone and it’s long lasting formula. The lipstick range has many beautiful colours which are suited for the summer season.

The best colours suited for a summer reason are: Summer Lovin’, a bright pink colour; Mercury Rising, a beautiful coral shade; Ballet Slipper, a gorgeous baby pink; and Serenity, a pinkish nude.

TOP TIP ~ Use a Setting Spray

How to Wear Makeup in the Heat

You can apply a setting spray to make your makeup last. Urban Decay All Nighter is has a great formula to ensure makeup stays on all day.

It’s great for hot days as it doesn’t leave your makeup running, cracking, melting or setting in fine lines. This is a must have summer essential.

Overall, play with vibrant colour lipsticks, skip the shine on your skin, a shiny T zone area screams, ‘I’m hot and sweaty’, opt out for a SPF BB cream, apply bronzer and mascara with a setting spray and you’re good to go.

There’s not a lot of products you need and for those who love makeup, isn’t it great to know you can still wear makeup on a hot day? Use the right products and keep it natural and enjoy the heat!

Sabiha is a psychology graduate. She is passionate about writing, women empowerment, Indian classical dance, performing and food! Her motto is “we need to teach our women to be somebodies instead of somebody’s”

Images courtesy of She Knows, Not Your Standard, 15 Minute Beauty, Maybelline, L'Oreal, and Wunder2

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