Beat the Heat and Look Fabulous This Summer: Summer Makeup Tips for Oily Skin to Sail Through the Humid Weather (2020)

Beat the Heat and Look Fabulous This Summer: Summer Makeup Tips for Oily Skin to Sail Through the Humid Weather (2020)

Summer is full of wonderful things like ice creams and juices, but melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. We asked top makeup artists to spill their best tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty for oily skin— even when the weather is working against you. Curious to know what other summer makeup tips for oily skin we've got up our sleeves? Keep scrolling to find out.

Sticky, Smudged Makeup Need Not Be One More Thing to Worry About This Summer

Summertime can be really enjoyable with a lot of positives. However, makeup running down your face and your lipstick getting sticky is not one of them. This can either be caused due to sweat or oily skin which gets even oilier during summer. For this reason, most women hesitate to wear any makeup at all during summer.

For those women, it is not at all difficult to make your makeup sweatproof so that it stays on for a long time and does not give you the I-just-came-from-the-gym look. How? The following summer makeup tips will help you to ensure that you are able to retain the shine of your skin while wearing makeup that will last on your face for a long time. This will simply tell you which products to use, when to use them, and how to use them, to achieve the perfect look.

Makeup Tips to Help You to Wear Sweat Proof Makeup for Your Oily Skin in Summer

These tips have been tested to make sure that you get the best makeup on while not hurting your oil-prone skin in any way. However, remember that these will only work in summer and may damage your skin or make it even oilier in winter.

Use the Right Foundation

Without applying the foundation, the makeup looks incomplete. It is the most important step of makeup to get a clean, smooth, and flawless skin. If your skin is oily, you must search for a base that is light, waterproof, and oil-free. You may look for bb creams, cc creams, or lightweight liquid foundation creams. This is because the foundation stick or pancake base won't work well in summers. After all, they give a heavy, full coverage that makes your skin sweating and causes the sebum. Apply a light and sheer foundation, mix it with a moisturizer, and then with some sunscreen, and use a wet beauty blend for its application.

Use Fixing Spray Instead of Setting Spray

This is one of the most important tricks to make your makeup sweat proof. Now, there is a difference between setting sprays and fixing spray. Unlike fixing sprays, setting sprays smell really good and make your skin look really attractive. However, they also melt and come off really easily as they are water-based and have lots of humectants like glycerin.

Fixing sprays, on the other hand, have strong film formers that prevent their wearing off and increase their longevity. For this reason, applying some fixing spray before and after applying the rest of the makeup will ensure that your makeup does not come off easily due to sweat and heat in summers.

Get the Right Matte Blush

Blush makes your skin fresh and popped, and so, to achieve natural pink cheeks, blush is necessary. In summers, avoid wearing shimmery and shiny powder blushes. This is because powder and sweat do not mix well. If you wear a shiny powder blush, sweating will cause it to melt and spread the shine all over your face. Therefore, wearing a matte cream blush in summers is a good idea. Matte blushes blend well into the cream foundations and give a silky smooth finish. Moreover, they do not make your skin look cakey and gives a natural glistening effect. Matte blushes also blend well into the cream foundations and give a silky smooth finish.

Cleanse Your Face Before Applying Makeup and Use a Toner As Well

Due to hot and humid weather in summers, the skin produces more oil and also opens up the pores. Because of oiler skin, it becomes difficult to apply makeup, and therefore, a proper skincare routine for cleaning and toning is necessary. Cleansing and toning remove the dirt, impurities, and excess oil from the skin making your pores clean. Before applying makeup, use a mild face wash to wash your face. If your skin is oily, you can give mud-based cleansers a try and for toning, you can simply use rosewater, or you can also exfoliate your skin once a week. This will improve the texture of your skin, lessens the oil production, and makes your skin glowing.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Even though this sounds really absurd because applying more oil on already oily skin will just make it oily, right? You may be thinking that not applying any moisturizers and washing your face a lot will improve your skin.

However, this is just a short-term solution, and in the long term, this will just make your skin feel like its too dry, causing even more oil production by the sebum. For this reason, you should try and find the best moisturizer that does not make your skin too oily while not making your skin feel too dry. This moisturizer should particular be made for oily skin and should be oil-free.

Use a Mascara Primer

You may not believe this but a lot of women's eye gets oily, causing the melting of their eye makeups. But no summer makeup looks good without doll-like eyes, and so, you should wear a primer mascara to make sure that the makeup does not come off easily.

For the best eye makeup, begin with a tiny eye brush and eyelashes. Make sure that the brush has the proper fluffiness and is of the right size. Now, put some powder on the brush and tap of the excess one before applying it on your eyelashes and the lash line. Next, put on the rest of your eye makeup and you are ready.

Keep Oil Blotting Wipes with You at All Times

Blotting papers help to absorb excess oil from the skin because they are made up of waxy paper that blots the extra sebum without messing up your makeup. Pat the blotting paper on the nose, cheeks, and the t-zone area of your face and leave it for a few seconds before taking it off. It will wipe off the oil, giving you a natural matte finish.

You can also use a blotting paper after applying the moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation. This keeps your skin oil-free and prevents you from the hassle of redoing your makeup. To make your lipstick last, apply a thin coat of lipstick, and blot it with the paper. The paper absorbs the excessive oil and emollients present in it. Now, again apply a second coat as this will give a matte long-lasting pigmentation on your lips.

Use Lip Tints Instead of Lipsticks or Lip Glosses

Almost all the women know that lipsticks get smudged easily during summers due to the sweat and also melts due to the scorching heat. Lipglosses, on the other hand, really get runny and stick very easily as well.

For this reason, instead of both of these products, you are suggested to use lip tints as they get affected by neither heat nor sweat really easily. You can use lip tints of any type; any lip balms, lip stains, or even sheer lipsticks. Moreover, you may give light-coloured lip tints that match your lip colour.

Go Light on the Makeup During Summer

Though these tips and products can really help you to decrease the melting of your makeup to a level, some melting will still take place. For this reason, if it is not that important for you to put on makeup, you should use none of it or very, very less of it.

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Wash Your Face Regularly

Oily skin isn’t about completely getting rid of your oil, it’s about maintaining balanced skin and finding the right skincare regimen that works for you without overly drying your skin. Washing regularly can reduce the amount of oil on the skin. Wash with gentle soap and warm water. Keep yourself hydrated. Have a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain your face glow.