Tuesday 16 January 2018

Beauty Dilemma: Make-up tips for the sun

Image posed. Photo: Getty Images
Image posed. Photo: Getty Images

Sinead Van Kampen

I'm heading off on holidays soon and I'm keen to avoid the usual routine of sticky holiday make-up. Is there anything I can do to keep things less runny while I'm away?

As we all tend to wilt a little in the sun the warpaint can often look a bit worse for wear in more humid climes. On the whole, the best route is to keep it very light during the day and make sure skin is as dry as possible for evening application.

If ditching foundation altogether is out of the question swapping for a light tinted moisturiser might be a good way to avoid you're face running away with you . Heavier, powder foundations tend to block pores and create a build up in the skin during warmer weather so a change of foundation not only makes sense from the point of how it will look, but also to avoid skin breakouts which is not a particularly glamourous poolside accessory.

Generally, liquids and cream based products perform much better in the heat than powders so as well as a change of moisturiser using liquid liners and cream shadows for the eyes will help. As a rule, liquid finishes tend to be more matted than powders and this will give a more natural, dewy finish to your look.

When it comes to lips, gloss and sun are not a good combination and try and avoid this for day wear. As your lips will need protecting, try a lip balm like Burt Bee's Sun Protection which has a built in SPF.

When it comes to evening wear make sure you apply your make-up in a cool room and that skin is completely dry before application. As topping up isn't so easy a touch of blotting powder like MAC's Pressed Blot Powder here and there will help reduce shine and eyes should be kept neutral with natural colours like browns and grey which, in the event of a run, will be much less noticeable.

If you want to ask Independent Woman for beauty advice send an email to beauty@independent-digital.com .

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