How to Preserve Your Makeup in Hot Weather

April 14, 2022
How to Preserve Your Makeup in Hot Weather

Oh, summer! The sun is shining, the terraces are crowded, the birds are singing and… it is hot, very hot. Who says summer, also says perspiration, sticky hair, dripping makeup, shiny face… It’s difficult to keep flawless and long-lasting makeup when temperatures approach 30 degrees. 

However, it is crucial to resume your beauty practice during the summer season by adjusting it to the hot climate.

To wear makeup or not to wear makeup in summer, is the question

Should we give up applying make-up simply because we are afraid of unpleasant surprises at the end of the day? During this sunny period, all you want to do is a lounge on your towel or laze on the terrace of a café with XXL sunglasses that largely hide your face.

Two options are available to us: spend the summer in total nude mode or highlight our complexion already sublimated by the beautiful days with essential beauty gestures. We don’t know about you, but we don’t like to depart our favored lipstick aside!

How do makeup in summer?

Summer is the time of year when the skin is subjected to the rays of the sun, the wind, and the salt of the sea. So many external aggressions that risk damaging it. 

That’s why you shouldn’t skip skincare, and prepare it well for the day. So, to take advantage of the summer in all lightness, we have found for you some essential beauty gestures to make your makeup hold despite the high heat.

Beauty comes through cleaning

Always keep in mind that cleansing the face is the beauty care gesture par excellence. To eliminate traces of sebum and nighttime impurities, we prefer micellar waters and gentle cleansing gels. 

They rinse off with water, which is the best way to freshen up and wake up your face when you get out of bed after a night of fighting the heat.

Our tip: for an even cooler effect on the face, put your products in the fridge before application.

Always hydrate the skin even in summer

Your skin is not the same in summer as in winter? This is the case for many of us: it pulls less and shines more during the summer season. 

However, its hydration remains necessary before starting any attempt at makeup. And for good reason, summer is a season conducive to external aggressions: ultraviolet rays from the sun, chlorine from the swimming pool, or even sea salt.

To continue taking care of your epidermis, you can opt for a gel-based cream that hydrates the skin while providing a feeling of freshness. 

Face mists can also be added to your daily beauty routine to refresh and soothe the skin upon waking up or returning from the beach. Finally, you must continue to make a moisturizing mask per week.

Adopt a foundation

Organize your complexion with the application of a perfect setting base. The base will smooth and mattify the skin while camouflaging small imperfections (fine lines, pores, etc.).

Also, remember to apply bases to your eyes and lips before applying makeup.

A DD Cream for a sun-kissed complexion

For complexion make-up, we prefer the DD cream which will sublimate your skin while protecting it from external aggressions: pollution, oxidative stress, etc.

The little extra: choose a DD cream with an SPF to protect your skin from the sun, such as Prodigieuse DD cream by Nuxe. Indispensable in summer!

If you are at the beach or in a very large sunny area, opt for a tinted sunscreen instead to unify your face and protect you from UVA and UVB rays. The advantage is that they are waterproof. To you, the pretty golden complexion in the open sea.

An iridescent gaze

Whether this evening is for light or more sophisticated makeup, the important thing is to choose waterproof products, so as not to have any unpleasant surprises at the end of the day.

For a light make-up, add a touch of mascara to your lashes, and a touch of pencil, white eyeshadow, or highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes to illuminate your look.

For sophisticated make-up, the more adventurous will choose to keep their make-up routine. Line of eyeliner, highlighter, smoky eyes… if you have followed the advice correctly so far, there is nothing to risk!

Choose nude shades for a lighter and more natural smoky result.

And for the mouth?

Display a dazzling smile by applying a gloss or lip balm for a shiny finish. We also like light nude lipsticks, which we will apply for the first time, we will remove the excess with a tissue before applying a second layer. Long-lasting results guaranteed!

And to stay beautiful all summer long, exfoliate them with a sweet scrub to keep lips soft and smooth.

Fix to the last longer

Final step to hold your makeup in the heat: set!

The ideal is to spray a make-up fixer on the face, or even better, to apply thermal water to refresh.

Our advice: do not hesitate to take your fixing spray or thermal water in your bag for fresh touch-ups during the day.

You are finally ready to face the summer in style! But, in the end, it doesn’t matter whether you choose to wear light makeup or not, the main thing is that you feel good with it throughout the day. 

Putting on make-up should be a pleasure, not a constraint. The most important thing is to take care of yourself with a routine adapted to the season and your skin.

So, have you ever tried these tricks to make your makeup stay in the heat?

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Margaud Raynaud is a beauty expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and tips with others and has a particular interest in skincare and makeup. When she's not writing about health and beauty, Margaud enjoys trying out new products and experimenting with different looks. Follow her blog for expert advice and inspiration for living your best life.

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