It feels like this year we went straight from winter to summer. Here are a couple of things you can do to protect your skin and keep your makeup lasting all day.
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
This should be something you do already, but it will really help your skin through the day if you start off by moisturizing your face and neck. Ideally, you should have a thicker moisturizer for winter time and a lighter moisturizer for summertime. For summer time I like Trader Joe's Antioxidant Moisturizer.
2. SPF 1,000,000
Okay, not really, but you do want to make sure that either your moisturizer or foundation has a decent SPF. If you're going to be out in the sun you want to make sure that you have long-lasting face/neck/whole body protection.
The next step is just as crucial as the last two. Make sure that you have a primer that works for your specific skin type. I've found that for oily skin the Smashbox Pore Minimizing Primer works amaaaaazingly. For dry skin, I suggest the Smashbox Hydrating Primer.
4. Less is more.
Finally, remember that the biggest trick to long-lasting makeup in the summer heat is to keep it simple. The more stuff you put on your face, the more likely it's going to cake and slip. Stick to waterproof eyeliners/mascaras and thin liquid foundations or even just fuller-coverage powders.
Hey! I'm Heidi, the stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. Feel free to get in touch with me by email, or call me during our normal business hours at (212) 706-1902. I'm happy to answer any questions you have!
Hello! I'm Amaris, the second stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. I can be reached by email or can be called on Sundays. Happy to answer any questions!