Summer is here.
And so is the heat, water, and humidity. *eye roll*
For beauty gurus summer can seem similar to a nightmare. Between trying not to get your face wet in the pool, the heat melting your mascara down your face, the oily skin, that awful chemical sunscreen smell...ugh.
Well have no fear of the summertime heat! These are some of my top tips for summer proofing your makeup, so you can look and feel fresh even when it feels like 500 degrees outside.
spray, spray, spray...repeat.
I use setting spray every single day. No matter if it's snowing, raining, 100 degrees, or clear and sunny outside. Setting spray is designed to set (hold in place) your makeup. Think of it as a shield. There are varying levels of protection in setting sprays. There are some that just set your makeup by leaving a nice finish and others make your face bullet proof...and if you're hanging around a pool with splashing kids (or adults haha!), I would recommend you to get a water resistant like spray, such as this one.
Double waterproofing mascara?
I would say majority of people who wear makeup know that there are lots of waterproof mascaras available.
and if you didn't know that, now ya do! :)
But not many know that there are mascaras that are clear that simply go over mascara to make them waterproof. So what I do, just to make sure my mascara won't go anywhere (other than my lashes) is I apply a coat of waterproof mascara (click here to read my favorites)
THEN I apply a topcoat of clear waterproof sealing mascara overtop of the waterproof mascara.
YOU'RE WELCOME. :)
Powder is your BFF
Today most makeup geeks are wearing the dewy look. but let's be realistic if it's hot outside and your'e wearing the "dewy look" your liquid makeup is gonna slide right off your face. So here is how to fix this problem, after using liquid foundations, highlighters, creams, lotions, etc.... put a generous amount of translucent powder over top.
Why? Powder absorbs excess oils and sets your creams in place. So instead of the makeup sliding, it stays right in place.
Swimming and your hair?
Do you know that feeling when you finish swimming and your hair feels like straw? Well I hate to break it to you but Chlorinated pools do a lot of damage to your hair, especially if you have dyed hair or if you get any treatments done (for example keratin).
Now by no means should your hair prevent you from having fun in the pool, but you may want to consider buying a swimming cap such as this one. Swimming caps are designed to protect your hair from the effects of chlorine. Now if you don't feel comfortable/confident wearing a swim cap, I would suggest you to lather your locks in coconut or olive oil prior to submerging your hair in chlorine. Oil+water doesn't mix well, so I would assume (I've never done this before) it would prevent some of the pool water from getting into your hair. Let me know if you try this in the comments I would love to hear how it goes! :)
nail polish + sand = chipped nails
I wish there was a product that you could put on and your nail polish never ever chips, but unfortunately I haven't found that product... What I have found is that applying 2 clear top coats of polish or applying an at home gel top coat makes the polish more durable and long lasting :)RSS Feed
Well those are my tips for fighting summer beauty disasters. Please let me know in the comments below your tips or your own beauty disasters. Thank you so much for reading and have an amazing day!
See ya next Tuesday :)
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Hello! My name is Jordan (just in case you couldn't already tell haha!) and I love everything to do with hair, makeup, skincare...and basically anything involving beauty! I am on the search for the best (and worst!) beauty products, tips, and tricks. Please join me for my little journey throughout this crazy life and this ever changing beauty industry.