Tips for Great Looking Summer Makeup

As the weather warms up, applying makeup gets a little trickier. The challenge is getting the look you want without the runs caused by sweating in the heat. The good news is that with a little help from the professional makeup artists at Five Senses, you can look great no matter how hot the weather gets! Here are a few of the best summer makeup tips from our makeup pros.

Get makeup that does double duty. One of the best ways to help keep your makeup in place during warm weather is to use fewer products. To do this, you need makeup that will handle more than one task at once. One example is a tinted moisturizer, which is a great way to get the coverage of a foundation and moisturizing hydrating cream all at once! This lighter coverage is perfect for natural-looking summer makeup styles.

Glow with bronzer. While it’s tempting to get a tan from the sun, too much sun exposure can cause skin damage. To get that soft glow without extra time in the sun, dust on a bronzer. Lightly brush it onto your cheeks, nose, and forehead to get that all-over glow. 

Go waterproof. In the summertime, it’s important to switch all your makeup products to waterproof formulas. While waterproof mascara has been popular for some time, new products like waterproof concealer, lipstick, and eye shadow will keep smudges away when the summer sun brings on the heat. 

Set it and forget it. Once you have the look you want, try using a setting spray to keep everything in place all day. Some professional-quality setting sprays also contain sunscreen, so they pull double-duty, protecting from the sun as well as makeup smudges. As a bonus, this tip works well for keeping makeup in place all year long!

Try semi-permanent makeup. While mascara and liners can smudge, lash and brow tinting and eyelash extensions give you the look you want without worrying about makeup runs. In fact, you can hop out of bed each morning with perfect-looking lashes and brows, saving time on your morning makeup routine. Tints make your lashes and brows more visible, and lash extensions give you a dramatic look. Your Five Senses makeup artist will help you choose the look that’s right for your style. 

Need an expert makeup application for a new style, or want to try some lash extensions or tinting to save time each day? Make an appointment today at Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop and our expert makeup artists will help you get the perfect look you want! Call us at (309) 693-7719 to book your appointment, visit us at 5035 W American Prairie Drive in Peoria, Illinois, or book your makeup, tinting, or lash extensions appointment on our free mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play.