Summer is full of pleasures but melting makeup, sliding eyeliner, and sticky lipstick are not among them. In hot weather, applying your makeup should be as simple and comfortable as putting on your favorite pair of shorts and flip-flops. For makeup to be sweat free, target your goal to make it long lasting. If you follow the steps to long wear makeup, you tend to sweat less automatically.
Start with a primer, summer or no summer this is a must. It really does work! Wear a hydrating or oil free primer as an underbase to your makeup. I use Oriflame face perfecting primer on myself and my bridal clients. Apply it to moisturized skin before foundation and concealer. Invest in a good foundation , preferably Silicon based. Studio artist foundation will help you give that flawless skin daily without the help of a professional. Apply with a foundation brush for even distribution and flawless yet sheer finish. Just one or two drops are enough for your face and neck. Remember you want to keep it light! Use a densely pigmented concealer that does not drip off , after this. After preparing a nice base for your skin, it is essential to powder it to seal it. This way it settles down into your skin and makes it sweat proof and long lasting. Use powder shadows and blushes to avoid sweat caused generally by cream and gel based shadow products. Use a non smudge / waterproof liner so that it does not drip off if you sweat. To make your lipsticks to last longer, dab some concealer and powder to create a base on lips. This makes your color last longer on lips. One can use a lip balm over the lipstick for shine. A gloss can be avoided to be comfortable in Summer. Keep a compact in your bag for quick touch ups and your lipsticks/ lip balms because these tend to stay less longer than other products.