Thursday, 16 January 2014

Starlets makeup secrets to surving Summer.

In light of this recent Summer heatwave, I have had many Pinup pretties asking me how to best Summer proof their makeup and keep it lasting all day. 
These are my professional and personal makeup tips-and-tricks, and are great hints for event makeup or DIY Summer brides.
Starting with skincare, it is best to use a moisturiser with SPF which will nourish the skin and offer protection from our harsh Summer sun.  I use an oil-free facial moisturiser which hydrates without making the skin oily.  As a base, I recommend skipping heavy foundation and opting for a tinted moisturiser which creates a light and dewy, breathable coverage.  A rosy pink blush applied on the apples of your cheeks will give you that pretty pinup glow.
If you are going for a full face of makeup including eyeshadow, use an eye primer as a base on your eyelids, which will keep your eyeshadow from fading and transferring.  Create your Cat's eye eyeliner using a colorstay gel/liquid liner with a heavy pigment which will not fade and stay on all day (also great for faux beauty-spots!)
Curl your upper eyelashes using an eyelash curler and use a waterproof mascara which will both hold the curl, and survive the day without smudging.  A coat of clear brow gel, will define brows without looking heavy.
For your lips I recommend using a matte lipstick or lip stain as the pigment will last longer without fading.
Follow my summer makeup guide and your makeup touch-ups throughout the day will be minimal, aside from a light dusting of face powder to settle a glowing T-zone, or use facial oil-blotting papers.

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Marissa Xxx