Having makeup stay long-lasting during the summer already seems like an impossible fleet, and having oily skin doesn’t make the problem any easier. After some trial and error, I have finally made three mini alterations to my everyday base routine that help it survive the heat. Although this doesn’t guarantee your makeup will stay perfect all day…it’ll stay pretty close.
1. Primer matters
Normally I use a makeup primer if I remember to. I usually go straight into makeup after putting on sunscreen (the last step in my daytime skincare routine), but I always go in with a matte primer during the summer. I focus it on my T-zone, and everywhere else I get oily. Although we all crave that summer glow, the truth is that with oily skin, that glow will eventually become apparent throughout the day. A matte prime, in my experience, will delay the glow and ultimately prolong your makeup.
My favourite primers
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BONUS: Wait about 10 minutes to let your skin absorb your skincare before applying your primer
2. Chill with the foundation
Look, this one was hard pill for me to swallow too. I’m more of a medium to full coverage kind of gal so learning to tone down the foundation and concealer especially, was a bit of a learning curve. You don’t need to go out and get a bunch of skin tints if you don’t want to. Instead, start focussing your foundation and concealer on your problem areas. If you do want to start wearing skin tints, then colour correct your dark spots and redness beforehand.
My favourite foundations & skin tints
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3. Set & Go
So this final step in my summer base routine wasn’t actually anything I had to add or change. I realized setting my face with the RIGHT type of setting spray made a massive difference. Not all setting sprays are created equal, and a lot can actually make your base look worse. I recommend going in with a mattifying setting spray. Your natural oils will come out eventually and create a dewy look. Setting your face with a mattifying setting spray will delay the dewiness and prologue your makeup wear.
My favourite setting sprays
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How do you make sure your makeup last all day? Let me know in the comments bellow.