Warm weather means reduced durability with make up. Like changing your seasonal wardrobe, for the hot weather, it’s time to summer proof your makeup as well.
a) mix your regular liquid foundation with a mineral based liquid sunscreen (be careful here because this only works with pure mineral sunscreens and not chemical based ones) - equal portions work best, but for a more radiant finish mix 1 part foundation with two parts sunscreen.
b) apply mixture evenly across the skin - and yes it will look a little white but only for a moment - massage into the skin until there is no trace of the white finish (created from the sunscreen) - allow to set for about 10 minutes - longer if you can.
c) lightly dust with a transparent powder using a big open brush - this will create a flawless finish that does not look heavy.
Talc free eye shadows wear better in humidity and are not as easily broken down by the skin. This can be either a cream formula or a mineral formula. Also the colour payoff is better.
Don’t try to contour with cream eyeshadow; rather, create washes of colour.
a) fill the entire lip with your favourite lip liner shaping the edge of the mouth as you go
b) dab a very small amount of clear lip gloss in the centre of the bottom lip and rub the lips together to distribute the shine.
Mineral Sunscreen: Soleil du Midi Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45 ($72 for 50mL)
Liquid Foundation: Daniel Thompson Beauty Mineral Moisturizer ($114 for 30mL)
Transparent Powder: Sisley Phyto-Poudre Libre ($124 for 12g)
Cream Eyeshadow: Daniel Thompson Beauty Absolute Colour ($37 for 5.75g)
Lipliner: Gucci Contouring Lip Liner ($42 for 3g)
Lip Gloss: Daniel Thompson Beauty Gilded Gloss ($46 for 6mL)