I would have oily combo skin, however come summer my oils go into overdrive and keeping my skin matte is difficult. Here are tips on keeping your makeup looking great for longer and keeping natural oils at bay.
Prolonging your makeup
One of the biggest issues we face (excuse the pun!) in summer is keeping our makeup looking flawless throughout the day. In the summer, I advise using a longer wearing foundation; something like Elizabeth Arden Perfectly Satin® Flawless Finish Foundation is ideal; its long lasting, gives full coverage, but is not heavy or cakey. Don’t miss your €4 off this foundation next to this article!
The tools to getting sweat proof makeup
Primer – primer is one of the key ingredients to getting a flawless base and making it last all day. One of my personal favourite primers is Catrice Prime and Fine®, it costs less than €6 and does the best job at blurring out pores and increasing the life of your foundation.
Setting powder – Setting your makeup prevents makeup melting throughout the day. I love the Elizabeth Arden Setting Powders®, they don’t look cakey on the skin and they keep my natural oils at bay for 5-6 hours. These powders come in a beautiful compact, ideal for touch ups during the day!
Setting sprays – The final must have for making your base sweat proof is a setting spray. There are so many on the market and they help fix your makeup in place for the day, they do wonders for removing that powdery finish from your face too. Try and get one that is alcohol free as this can dehydrate areas of the face. We want to keep our makeup from melting yet not dry out our skin.
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By Aisling Murray, Beauty Consultant at Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar. For skincare and makeup tips and advice including free consultations, call in to Whelehans or call us at 04493 34591 or check www.whelehans.ie or Whelehans on Facebook