The weather is officially hot and sticky, and you might be wondering why your tried-and-true foundation is suddenly looking blotchy. Why does it look so…fake? Well, this may seem annoying, but it’s important to change your makeup routine in the summer. Did you know there are primers that are better to use during the hotter months?
You’re applying entirely too much foundation
It’s summer. Keep it light and dewy, not heavy and cakey. Heavy foundation and heat will cause you to look very oily, and your foundation will slide all over your face.
You’re overdosing on finishing powder
A lot of people use too much powder during the warmer months, and when powder keeps getting reapplied it eventually just starts to look caked on. Your skin doesn’t breathe. Instead, use a sheer foundation or a tinted moisturizer, and opt for powder less blotting papers.
Your foundation is the same color and formula year-round
Unless you want to look washed out and unhealthy, continuing to use the same foundation formula and color from the fall season is a disaster. Whether you like it or not, you will get some color this summer, so it’s best to move on to a sheer formula in a warmer shade.
You’re using a primer with silicone.
Primers are known to help with the longevity of makeup, but silicone-based primers will dry out and suffocate your skin. Use a water-based one instead. Your skin will look hydrated.
You’re matching your eye shadow with your clothing
Everyone should stop matching their eye shadow to their bright summer clothing, as it takes away from your face. If you are wearing a bright color, like yellow, it’s better to use a neutral shadow.