Hot Summer Makeup Tips to Keep You Looking Cool and Fresh

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Summer is a season of fun and sunshine, but the heat and humidity can make keeping your makeup intact a real challenge. There’s nothing worse than spending time perfecting your look only to have it melt away by midday. Luckily, with a few smart tips and tricks, you can keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long. Here are some essential summer makeup tips to help you stay cool and confident under the sun from our salon’s expert Makeup Artist Kristina: 

  1. Start with a Clean, Hydrated Base
    The key to long-lasting makeup is starting with a well-prepped base:

    • Cleanse Your Skin: Begin with a gentle cleanser to remove any oils or impurities. This will help your makeup adhere better
    • Hydrate: Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. Hydrated skin holds makeup better and looks healthier.
    • Primer is Your Friend: Apply a mattifying primer to control oil and create a smooth canvas for your makeup. A good primer will help your makeup stay put and reduce shine throughout the day.
  1. Opt for Lightweight Formulas
    Heavy foundations can feel suffocating in the heat and are more likely to slide off:

    • BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers: These provide light coverage and often contain SPF, making them perfect for summer. They even out your skin tone without feeling heavy.
    • Concealer for Problem Areas: Instead of applying foundation all over, use concealer to cover blemishes and under-eye circles.
    • Powder Foundation: For those who prefer more coverage, a powder foundation can provide a matte finish and is less likely to melt off.
  1. Waterproof and Long-Lasting Products
    To avoid smudging and streaking, choose makeup products designed to withstand heat and humidity:

    • Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner: These are essential for preventing raccoon eyes caused by sweat and moisture.
    • Long-Wear Lip Colors: Opt for lip stains or long-wearing liquid lipsticks that stay put through eating, drinking, and talking.
    • Setting Spray: A good setting spray can lock your makeup in place and help it last longer. Look for one with a cooling effect to refresh your skin.
  1. Keep it Light and Natural
    Summer is the perfect time to embrace a more natural, glowy look:

    • Minimal Eye Makeup: Skip heavy eye shadows and opt for a simple swipe of waterproof mascara and a bit of eyeliner if desired. Cream eyeshadows can provide a subtle shimmer without creasing.
    • Blush and Bronzer: Use a cream or liquid blush for a natural flush and apply bronzer to the high points of your face for a sun-kissed glow.
    • Highlight Wisely: Add a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose for a radiant look.
  1. Set Your Makeup
    Setting your makeup is crucial for ensuring it lasts all day:

    • Translucent Powder: Lightly dust a translucent powder over your T-zone to control shine and set your makeup without adding extra weight.
    • Setting Spray: As mentioned earlier, a setting spray is your best friend in the summer. It not only sets your makeup but also helps to cool and refresh your skin.
  1. Touch-Up Essentials
    Carry a few essentials with you for quick touch-ups throughout the day:

    • Blotting Papers: These are perfect for absorbing excess oil without disturbing your makeup.
    • Compact Powder: A small compact powder can help mattify your skin when you start to get shiny.
    • Lip Balm: Keep your lips hydrated and refresh your lip color with a tinted lip balm.
  1. Stay Hydrated
    Hydration is key not just for your skin, but for your overall well-being:

    • Drink Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated helps keep your skin looking plump and healthy. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day.
    • Hydrating Mist: A facial mist can provide a refreshing boost of hydration and cool you down on hot days. Look for one with added benefits like aloe vera or rose water.

At Charles Ifergan Salons, our expert makeup artists are here to help you perfect your summer makeup routine. We offer personalized consultations to recommend the best products and techniques for your skin type and summer activities. Whether you need advice on the perfect summer foundation or tips on creating a long-lasting look, we’ve got you covered.

With over a decade of experience, our Makeup Artist Kristina brings her passion for cosmetics to life. With meticulous attention to detail, exquisite taste, and a genuine love for her craft, she’s had the privilege of collaborating with renowned brands, contributing her talent to various campaigns and projects in the beauty industry. 

Make your appointment today and visit Charles Ifergan for all your summer beauty needs and step out with confidence this season!  To schedule an appointment with us, you can book online or download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to browse our services, schedule appointments, and more. Come by one of our three convenient locations in Chicago Oak Street, Deerfield, and Oakbrook. We hope to see you soon!