Summer Makeup Tips From Vogue’s Beauty Director
It's easy to get smudged in the summer heat when your face is already greasy and sweat is mixed with makeup powder; it's a real ordeal. This is why knowing how to quickly, effectively, and easily create a long-lasting look is essential. Let the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine teach you a few techniques to combat summer sweat.
1、Wet application of makeup before makeup
A wet compress instantly boosts the skin's water content, solves flakiness, and relieves oily skin. After cleansing your face in the morning, take out a high-functioning lotion or essence with an excellent moisturizing effect from the mini makeup fridge and moisten a cotton pad, focusing on your forehead and cheeks for about 10 minutes. In the meantime, you can pick your outfit, tidy your room and organize your bag without wasting a minute. A wet compress followed by a makeup application will significantly improve the application of your foundation.
2、Roller ball massage for circulation
Massage can warm the skin and soften it, thus improving the skin's absorption capacity and promoting nutrient absorption, as well as making the subsequent base makeup more flattering. Roll-on eye care products are quick and easy to use. In the morning, when every second counts, massage accelerates blood circulation around the eyes to remove puffiness, lighten dark circles, and make eye makeup less likely to fall off. It can also be used on the cheeks, preventing makeup from floating and rubbing off on the skin.
3、Ice towel to cool down and shrink pores
Cooling the skin before applying makeup is a secret weapon for makeup artists. Cooling the skin shrinks the pores and slows down the secretion of the sebaceous glands, setting the stage for makeup application. The easiest way to do this is to keep a damp towel in our skincare fridge, squeeze it dry and cover your face with gentle pressure for 5-10 minutes before applying your makeup. This makes the foundation easier to use and gives it a more subtle look.
4、Zone your makeup prep
The first thing you need to do is to use a pre-milk, and in the summer, the t-zone and u-zone skin characteristics will become more pronounced, the t-zone becomes more prone to oil, while the u-zone is drier. This is an excellent time to try this trick: the combination of pre-makeup cream is also used: in the t-zone and upper eyelids to apply an oil-control type of refreshing pre-makeup cream, and in the u-zone cheek area using a moisturizing pre-makeup kind of cream, which can significantly improve the lasting degree of foundation and degree of a post.
Use a sponge to apply foundation and BB cream instead
The main reason for this is that it is not a good idea to use a sponge. If you use a brush to apply foundation, you can use a sponge block to apply foundation or cream in the summer. Not only does the sponge allow the foundation to adhere evenly and lightly to the skin, but it also helps conceal visible summer pores, making the makeup lighter and less likely to come off. It's worth noting that when applying, please use a gentle patting coverage rather than rubbing vigorously to avoid excessive stretching damage to the skin. Remember always to use a light BB for summer.
6、Retain color with loose powder
Eyebrows, blush, and lipstick are the easiest to lose, and a blotchy face is embarrassing. Want to keep these bright colors in place all day long? The answer is a sheer powder! After the first coat of eyebrows, lip, and blush, allow the paint to dry and apply a thin layer of transparent powder over the eyebrows, blush, and lipstick; then use a second coat of color again because the powder holds the pigment particles firmly on the skin, so the color remains "in place" even after 12 hours.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, says: "Our skin tends to get oily in the summer and with the amount of oil that accumulates, our skin is likely to develop more skin problems, so along with our skincare routine, we have to put a lot of thought into our summer makeup to keep our skin in the most comfortable condition and keep the skincare makeup conscience cycle."
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