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Queens Summer Makeup Tips…

The scorching and sweltering summer is here and keeping your makeup intact in this summer can be a real challenge. If you have a special occasion during this time, you actually need to plan and try your makeup in advance just to ensure that it stays well on you and not on your clothes, mobile and hanky.

No matter if you have a dry or oily or combo skin, you need to take special care during the summer days to ensure that your makeup does not start to melt away as soon as you are away from your dressing table. Here are some tips that you must follow to ensure that your makeup do not give you a funny and patchy look due to inappropriate melting. Read on,

Prepare your skin with an ice cube
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face before taking the makeup is a cardinal rule, but when it is summer, you should think twice before applying the moisturizer. An ice cube can work as an excellent toner for your skin, tightening the pores and controlling the sweating for the whole span while you are taking the makeup. So, take an ice cube and rub it on your cleaned face and neck for around 10 to 15 minutes before you start with the makeup. This is one of the most vital tips for summer makeup for every skin type and can actually save your day.

Skin Tanning

If your tan is even you needn’t to abuse matte cosmetic products such as various types of foundations, powders as tan itself is one of the best means to conceal all the skin imperfections. If you apply blush and powder then opt for the light-textured ones.

Opt for a lighter sunscreen directly
When you are going out into the sun in summer you just cannot do without a sunscreen but using both the moisturizer and the sunscreen will surely add to the chances of melting of the layers. You can either opt for a day moisturizer that comes with adequate amount of SPF or you can directly go for a serum or gel based sunscreen that does not feel heavy on the skin, but keeps the skin well hydrated and also ensures nice protection from the sun.

Do not forget the primer
Priming your face is necessary in order to ensure that the makeup stays in place. Makeup primer gives a proper base to the makeup making it last long. However, it is really important that you choose a makeup primer that meets with the exact needs of your skin and does not feel heavy or clog the pores. – Christian Dior Primer

Water Foundation
Between super sweaty weather and requisite pool and beach time to help you chill out during said conditions, summer is the ultimate stress test for makeup. To prevent your face from looking like a hot mess, stick to foundations that promise to stay put through all summer situations. – Bobbie Brown, Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup – Urban Decay


Keep things light.
If you want to keep your makeup from creasing and caking, say it with us: Less is more. “If you can, just use a tinted moisturizer and a concealer where you need it,” says Stiles. “Makeup likes to move around when it’s hot, so the best way to avoid that is to wear less of it.”

Perfect Brows
In summer it is best to ensure that your brows are perfect naturally, rather than using makeup to make them look perfect. If your brows are thin or sparse, opt for an eyebrow pencil and use it wisely without making your brows look too dark and artificial.

WunderBrow can give you the beautiful brows you deserve! Waterproof, smudge-proof with a lasting effect up to 3 days.

Bronze believably.
Bronzer makes your eyes look brighter, your teeth whiter — everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin. To keep the results looking fresh and natural, We recommends applying bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. Powder bronzers are the easiest to apply; look for one with varying shades — they’ll blend together for the most authentic-looking results. You can also sweep a little bronzer onto your neck and earlobes, especially if you have short hair or are wearing a pony­tail.

Hoola Matte Bronzeris the top pick on the market right now. To instantly define those cheekbones and look like a sun-kissed goddess, just swipe a little bit of bronzer around the arches of your face and across your cheeks and you’re good to go!

This season, don’t let anyone dim your light; be a glow-getter! All you need is a good highlighter that will work wonders. Milk Makeup has the perfect stick that will leave your face radiating for miles.

Opt for an eye shadow only for parties and occasions
During summer, it is best to not to opt for eye shadows for regular makeup. If there is a special occasion then surely you have to go for it.

If you’re looking to make those eye’s pop, the less makeup, the better! Stick to just a tad of Stila Liquid Eye shadow around the eye. All you need is tiny bit and quickly just blend it outward with your fingers or a smudges around the perimeter of your eyes.

The right blush
How to blush cheeks naturally
Using a light dose of blush that looks natural on your skin is always a good idea even during summers. However, during the days, you can surely skip it. When choosing your blush during summer opt for the earthy tones that looks natural and are not shimmery. Make sure that the blush holds onto your makeup perfectly.

Work those lashes
For day time outings during summer, it is best to go light with your eyeliner and mascara. You can even opt for a more soft line of a water-resistant kajal than using a liner during the hot summer days, to look more natural. However, no matter the type of product you use on your eyes, always ensure that it is resistant from water and will not come off if you sweat.

Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-Porter Mascara- All the volume, none of the clumps. If you want a dramatic look, Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-Porter Mascara is the one.

Perfect your Pout
No matter how hot it is your lips still need hydration, particularly if you are going to be in AC. Using a lip liner is a must during summer as it controls the chance of bleeding of the lip color. So, pick a lip liner of the same color of the lipstick you are going to use and use it properly to line your lips. Now fill in the lips with the lipstick. Summer is not the best time to go sheer with your lips, particularly during the day time. You can easily turn your sheer lipstick to matt by applying some baby powder on it and then removing the excess with a tissue paper.

Tinted Lip Balm
– Skip all the liner, lipstick and gloss and instead opt for a tinted lip balm. It will hydrate your lips, provides just enough color, and gives your lips that sheer glow will remaining effortlessly natural looking.

So, now as you are done with the makeup, here comes the most important tip. Depending on the humidity in your area, how much time you will spend outdoors, how much physical activities you will perform and the type of makeup you have used, you might see some oils oozing out through the makeup even after taking all the care. In such situations make it a point to soak the excess oil immediately with a soft tissue and after 4-5 hours just repeat the loose powder once again to keep everything intact. If you do not remove the extra oil immediately, it will add to the chances of melting your whole makeup. So, keep a tissue ready at hand and continue removing the oil/sweat that oozes out through your makeup.

All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – Urban Decay- A weightless setting spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours. Mist on this weightless spray to give your makeup serious staying power.


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