What makeup to wear in hot weather

What makeup to wear in hot weather

Hello guys, yet we finally have proper summer here in UK, after we endured so many rainy days and muggy weather, we now have this amazing weather to expose our skin for an organic suntan.
Everything is shining and alive when the sun is out, but our makeup might not be so friendly with high temperatures. I know you love to wear makeup even on sunny days and that’s why I write this article to share what cosmetic brands that help me keep my makeup in place. 

What makeup to wear in hot weather. A full guide for makeup during the summer.
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Eyelash extensions are a lifesaver in the summer

Recently one friend of mine made a joke about how I’m able to wear makeup in hot temperatures like 35Celcius and that’s why I decided to write this article mainly, to show you that you can look like a barbie doll in extreme conditions. 

Like many other women, I like to wear makeup, even on sunny days when I have to go for dinner or an event, I want to look good, no matter what. 
When I choose to wear makeup I need to have a strict routine because my skin is very oily, the foundation will melt quite easily if I don’t respect some specific steps.

Keep reading to see what cosmetics brands I’m using and how I’m applying my makeup to achieve a glamorous look.

My makeup is quite simple, I do not want to clog my skin with many layers of foundation especially in summer, and you shouldn’t either if you want to keep your skin fresh and healthy. 

Eyelash extensions are a lifesaver in the summer.

Probably the best make-up element to wear in the summer is lash extensions. If you have a good skin texture and no spots, you might not even need any foundation or extra makeup, but if dark circles make you feel uncomfortable, you can use under eye concealer and a very thin layer of foundation and voila. 

We all know what glamorous look gives you eyelash extension if done professionally and you can enjoy your superb look even at pool or beach. Now let me explain how I’m doing my makeup in hot summer days that will last.

Before you apply make-up make sure your skin is well hydrated

The first thing you have to do before you start to apply make-up is to hydrate your skin properly. When your skin is hydrated properly your pores are closed and is much easy to apply makeup but also sweat and dirt won’t clog your beautiful skin pores.

A well-hydrated skin looks healthier, youthful and plumper, so this is the base of your makeup routine.
To give a boost of hydration to my skin, I’m using collagen mask sheets from Lanocreme. I did share this tip with you in an Instagram post not long ago. What makes these collagen sheets so special is that they have manuka honey ingredients, hyaluronic acid, and collagen, a combination that you cannot find at many other brands.

Your eyes need special attention during summer time:

Keep your look fresh with Optrex ActiMist eyes spray

An important trick that will make you your eyes look fresh the entire day, is to spray the top of your eyes with Optrex ActiMist spray. I started to use this eye spray in the spring when I had very bad heigh fever episodes. I was in such bad condition that my eyes were literally crying. After I spray my eyes with Optrex ActiMist, I felt so much better, light, awake and my white eye was bright for the entire day, despite wearing makeup.

You can buy this spray from Boots if you are in UK, or you can find it online, but I suggest to buy from certified stores for your peace of mind, to avoid buying any imitation.
Speaking of price, Optrex ActiMist eyes spray cost around 13£ at Sainsbury,  is a bit expensive but very effective, like I always said, nothing is expensive for your health.

Once the skin is ready, I’m applying Olay anti-wrinkle firm and lift eye renewal gel for dark circles. This gel works like magic, makes my skin firmed and ready to apply day cream.

Choose a foundation that has powder incorporated in its ingredients

Next step, I’m applying Olay Regenerist day cream, this specific cream I’m using it for a few years and I fall in love with the texture from day one. I never had other day creams with such a soft texture, filing the skin pores so perfectly and leaving the skin moisturized for the entire day. 
Once the cream is settled for about 2 minutes, I’m applying a light shade eye makeup from Elf Cosmetics and then a very thin layer of La Roche Posay foundation.

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Why I choose La Roche Posay foundation is because the texture is richer, is a combination of liquid foundation and powder and you need to apply a very tiny bit and will be enough to cover your whole face. 
Foundation is the key to a successful makeup in the summer and La Roche Posay does a great job covering all imperfections but also will keep your face matte for a few good hours. I did test many other face foundations and so far this brand is one of the best, compared with others that melt shortly after you apply them on the face.

Next, I use mascara, my favourite one that makes my lashes long and creates fake a lash extension effect is Maybelline New York. This mascara has become my favourite one and I will probably use it many years from now on.
I want to advise you guys to avoid waterproof mascara, especially the one that contains wax. Gosh, you will destroy your lashes, not only look horrendous that kind of mascara but is extremely difficult to remove it, even with makeup remover.

Your lashes will glue together and inevitable you will lose part of them if anyone will tell you otherwise is probably because they getting paid to say good things about that mascara or they think they have removed the mascara from their lashes, but they haven’t 100%. I’m honest and I’m talking from real experience.

Depends on what I wear, sometimes I like matte or glossy lipstick from Sephora. Nothing can beat this brand when we talk about makeup.

Keep your makeup as simple as possible when temperatures are extreme.

So basically this is my makeup for summer days, I do not add any highlighter or eye contour, I keep it simple, then I finish my look with a ponytail hairstyle or dutch braids. If you want your makeup last longer is better to keep your hair tied up to avoid sticking on your face. By doing so, you will less sweat and feel much comfortable moving and doing normal activities.

I hope this article will help you and maybe you have some other tips to look great on hot days, so share it with us in a comment below. 

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