1) It really is all about that base! Apply a primer before foundation. Using primer before applying any type of makeup will allow the products to stay put on your skin. Dry skin types will do well with gel or cream primers such as Tarte's Clean Slate Primer. Oily skin types will require a powder primer that absorbs oil, like our Mattify Cosmetic's ULTRA Powder. Best of all, ULTRA Powder doubles as a setting powder to help foundation stay fresh for hours.
2) Jump right in! Select waterproof or water-resistant makeup. Look for those words on any type of makeup you purchase for summer. Even if you don't plan to go swimming, this is an important step. Humidity and sweat will cause makeup to smudge and smear. Oily skin makes the problem even worse! Water repellant makeup is much more resistant to any such elements.
3) Ready. Set. Go! Use a makeup setting spray. A few mists of setting spray will give any type of makeup (waterproof or not) extra staying power. Try Ben Nye Final Seal, now available on our Mattify website, or Model in a Bottle Setting Spray, to set everything from eyebrows to lipstick in place. This is a must-have item during hot summer months.
For an added glow, contour and highlight!
Hats off to summer! Highlighting and contouring can help you achieve the perfet complexion. It minimizes a round face and wide nose, so you can put your best face forward. Add a bit of mascara and bronze eye shadow for a low-maintenance, glowing summer look! Click here for more instructions on how to highlight and contour your face.