Tips To Help Your Foundation Beat The Heat

Summer heat can make it difficult for your makeup to last. Luckily, a few quick tactics make all the difference. Here are some simple tips to keep your foundation looking natural and fresh all day long.

  1. Skincare is key! Make sure to use a hydrating lotion after cleansing and before applying makeup. Hydrated skin can help ensure that your face won’t be overproducing oil throughout the day, and will create a smooth base for foundation. 
  1. Prime your skin using a “sticky” primer. Certain primers can help stick onto your makeup and keep it in place (look for the key words “gripping” and “adherence” in the primer name/description). If you have oily or combination dry/oily skin, you could opt for a mattifying primer instead to help prevent excess oil production. 
  1. Use a hydrating tinted moisturizer or skin tint instead of a heavier foundation. This will likely give your skin more room to breathe, and won’t become patchy throughout the day. 
    Some examples of tried-and-true hydrating skin tints and tinted moisturizers include:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free
Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint
YSL Nu Bare Look Tint
  1. Use a concealer to conceal any spots if you feel like you need more coverage (otherwise, just the tinted moisturizer is fine too)! Some of the most well-reviewed heat-proof concealers include:
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
Essence Camouflage + Matt Concealer
Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer
  1. After applying your other base products, set using a powder. If you prefer not to use powder all over your face, just stick to areas more prone to foundation creasing/flaking like the under eye area and around the nose, forehead, upper lip area, and chin. Some powder recommendations to keep oil and sweat at bay include:
Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Powder
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
  1. After you finish applying the rest of your makeup (but before mascara, to avoid smudging), spray with a good dose of setting spray. This will help blend everything together for a more natural finish, as well as help keep your makeup intact throughout the day. 

And voila! You’re done – a full face of heat-resistant makeup!