So, ladies, we all know the nightmare of trying to put on a full face of makeup while you sweat in the heat, trying to find the coolest area in your house to apply everything.
Sometimes going bare is the only way, but what if you have something important coming up, or just want to make an effort when leaving the house?
Well luckily for you, there are some super easy tricks that you can do to help with this dilemma, while still looking hot (literally…)
You don’t need to go overboard on the eyes, especially if it’s sunny out because you will most likely be wearing sunglasses anyway! So just give your lashes a curl and apply a good coating of mascara. That’s really all you need, but if you feel your eyes are still looking pretty small, you can either stick some false lashes on to open them up a little bit more and add that hint of drama. Or you can create a little wing with eyeliner to alter the shape of your eye.
If you do go with the lashes, make sure you have a decent glue that holds strong throughout the heat and sweat.
If you suffer from hooded eyelids, then you may want to incorporate some eyeshadow, but merely for illusion purposes. A great trick that you can do is take a shade slightly darker than your own (how you would when contouring), and create a crease above your usual one. This will give the illusion of having wider eyes, even with hooded eyelids and no one will be able to tell.
Products like Origins Kisszing give you a lovely look if you want to add a subtle pop of colour to your lips, without having to worry about a hard colour bleeding – no one wants to look like a melting clown – and if natural is more your style, then these are the best organic makeup brands available.
There is an alternative though if you like to stand out. Line your lips first (to hold everything where it should be.) Take your favourite red lipstick, or whatever colour you want to rock, and apply it as you normally would. Then take some translucent powder (or whatever powder you have) and lightly pat it over your lips with a finger. Not only will this turn your lipstick into a delicious matte one, but it will also work as a great shield to keep it lasting throughout the day, no matter how hard the sun is blazing down.
Before you do anything, you first need to make sure your skin is clean and hydrated. So wash your face well to ensure you get rid of any dirt and sweat-clogged up in your pores, and then apply a nice even coat of sunscreen. This will go in the place of your usual moisturiser.
A lot of people don’t realise this, but sunscreen moisturises even better than any other ordinary cream, as well as protects you from all the harmful UV rays.
If you want the key to getting flawless skin throughout your lifetime – then apply sunscreen every single day for the rest of your life. Even in the winter time when it’s dull, rainy and cold.
Believe it or not, you are exposed to damaging UV rays through things like your computer screen and lights in your home, and those will eventually take their toll on your skin in the future – so don’t be a victim of this!
If you’re used to using a full coverage foundation, then it may be a bit of a shock switching it up, so if you feel you really need something as heavy duty as that – maybe you suffer from acne scars or hyper pigmentation – stick with what you have.
Otherwise, switch out the regular foundation for something a lot lighter, like a BB cream. These are great because they still blur your face with your required shade, but lets your skin breathe a lot easier.
Once you’ve done all of this, instead of going all out with the contouring and sculpting, use a little bronzer instead to contour the areas like your nose, cheekbones and around your face and forehead. This will still do the job you want it to do while adding a beautiful sunkissed look. Follow that with a light dust of blush on the apples of your cheeks, and finish that with a golden, sparkly highlighter on the highest points of your face, and you’re good to go!
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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