Say it with me: I’m melting! We’ve all been there. The temperatures and wretched humidity are enough to make us feel like wicked witches of the Northeast. But never fear, my sweeties: we have the antidote. (@MAC_John_S) shares the following tips to help you keep from breaking a style-squashing sweat.
Can you give us a few tips on keeping make up in place when it’s hot?
Prime that skin. Primers usually have a mix of optical diffusers, oil-controlling properties and will help with the adhesion of makeup.
If we are talking eyes, M∙A∙C Cosmetics Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base is bar none. This product keeps eye makeup from running, creasing and bleeding. And if you’re that person who rocks eye makeup on the beach, stick with a waterproof mascara to complement shadow application.
For face, primers also help, and some have built-in SPF. I cannot say enough about the M∙A∙C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. It covers, it lasts and it’s sweat-proof. You can also use this foundation to conceal other imperfections, such as a bruise on a leg, so you can wear your bikini shamelessly.
Which products work best in hot weather?
Usually, emollient-based products (made from good oils like squalane, an olive oil derivative) or silicone-based products work best during the warmer months. Both of these resist water, so sweat can be mopped up with a tissue and the product stays on the face. It’s best to always ask for time claims on the products you are purchasing. Usually anything that boasts an eight-hour wear or above is sufficient. At M∙A∙C, our Pro Longwear series would be a good choice.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Give your makeup a test run. Ask for a sample of the product you’re interested in. Wear it to a cardio session at the gym. Take it for a run on the beach. Give it a trial on a sweaty summer subway car. Clock the time you applied it. How long after you applied it did you have to retouch it?
Carry blot film with you to remove oil from your skin though out the day. This is better than applying a ton of powder, which can alter the finish of the product.
Keep makeup on and your skin happy with these:
First Aid Beauty’s new Vitamin Hydrating Mist provides an instant fix for dehydrated skin. The botanical enriched, alcohol-free mist helps restore hydration and protect from environmental aggressors. It’s also infused with a blend of aromatic extracts. (Available at firstaidbeauty.com)
Pacifica’s Ultra CC Cream Radiant Foundation, a tinted foundation, illuminates skin with natural beneficials such as coconut, kelp, and ginseng. The 100% physical broad spectrum SPF 17 provides UVA and UVB protection. The Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream is a bare skin tint that uses brightening mineral pigments that instantly adjust to your skin shade. As with all Pacifica products, they’re 100% vegan and cruelty-free. (Available at pacificabeauty.com)
DERMAdoctor MED e TATE antiperspirant wipes are single use medicated hyperhidrosis-control wipes to help reduce sweating and wetness. The antiperspirant therapy is fortified with botanicals. (Available at sephora.com)
Keep oily skin at bay with Exuviance Matte Perfection. The super light, oil-free gel keeps shine in check by absorbing excess oil and minimizing the appearance of pores. (Available at exuviance.com)
L’Oreal Paris welcomes the summer with its new Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara, which gives lashes texture while the 360 degree brush captures even the smallest lashes. Highlight features or illuminate all over with the new True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator. And the Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen has a light texture and pigment rich color. (Available at drugstores)
Keep makeup in place with the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector. The formula targets oil-prone areas to keep skin matte. Use alone or before or after foundation to control excess oil while minimizing the appearance of pores. (Available at sephora.com)
The new LovelySkin LUXE line helps keep skin clear and soft. The Clarifying Gel Cleanser exfoliates and minimizes breakouts with 2% salicylic and glycolic acid. The Gentle Cream Cleanser removes makeup and gently cleanses skin with meadowfoam seed extract and olive oil extract. The Mattifying Antioxidant Moisturizer is an oil-free moisturizer that minimizes shine and leaves skin soft and matte with Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes. (Available at lovelyskin.com)
Keep it light with Mineral Fusion’s Sheer Tint Foundation. The hydrating foundation has a super sheer, dewy finish. It’s packed with pomegranate, red tea, white tea, and sea kelp, which offer antioxidant protection to defend against free radical damage. The new Blonzer features an apricot bronzer and pale pink blush and Rio Blonzer is a darker bronzer and deeper coral pink blush. The Loose Powder Foundation offers medium to full coverage with silky, triple-milled minerals for a satin finish. All Mineral Fusion products are natural, never tested on animals, and they’re committed to sustainability and use recyclable packaging. (Available at Whole Foods and mineralfusion.com)
Beat frizz with the Remington’s latest hair care breakthrough, the T-Studio PROtect Straightener. It combines 1” Ultra Ceramic plates with the revolutionary Vapor Infusion Technology to provide frizz control and protection from breakage. The PROtect uses water and an included macadamia conditioning treatment to supply cool micro vapor that absorbs into hair, protecting it from damage while styling. (Available at Target)
Keep skin hydrated with CosMedix Mystic Hydrating Treatment. It provides lightweight, oil-free hydration for oily and breakout-prone skin. Key ingredients include Witch Hazel to remove impurities, Sodium PCA to help prevent moisture loss, and Aloe Vera to soothe skin. (Available at cosmedix.com)