Summer heat in Manila is one of the worst things that can ever affect your makeup. The humidity can instantly leave that sticky feel on your face, smearing your eyeliners and entirely ruining your fab look. But don’t you worry, fam, because we just got the solution you need!
We rounded up some tips from the best makeup artists for you to stay fab and glam in the midst of this unforgiving heat.
Be Primally Pretty with Primer
Primer is a wondrous thing that no makeup kit should ever miss. It lets makeup hold in place, especially during the summer heat, so forgetting it is a complete no-no. It does not even feel heavy as an additional layer, as New York-city based makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff puts it so make that makeup roar with primer.
Just Keep It Light
Remember the magic words: less is more in summer. Master the art of keeping your makeup light this summer to survive the intensity of the weather. According to celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, you should save tinted moisturizers and concealers for important occasions if you want to keep your makeup from caking and creasing.
Ditch the Cream, Go For Liquid
Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin recommends liquid and waterproof gels this summer. Liquid products tend to hold makeup best against intense heat. Let cream products take a break, and use liquid, matte foundation for a full coverage.
Reapplying Makeup is a No-No
Avoid reapplying makeup throughout the entire day. It will give the impression of sporting a heavy finish, which can make you look really cakey. If you must, blot and dab lightly until you reach your desired makeup intensity.
Always Be Ready With Your Beauty Kit
Keep everything in check before braving the summer heat. Make sure your handy purse-size products are well-kept in your beauty kit, because you’ll never know when you’ll need it. Blotting papers are also essential to fight sweating and oily face, says Stiles.
Bonus Tip: Always get hydrated! According to UWHealth.org, drinking plenty of water makes your skin look fresher, more radiant and more youthful looking.
Staying fab and glam in the midst of summer heat in Manila can be a real challenge, but with these tips from the best makeup artists, fear no more—we got your back, fam! Just don’t forget to enjoy the weather, don’t stress much over your makeup and stay gorgeous this summer!