Have you encountered one of those scenarios? When you first put the foundation on, it looks all nice and clean. However, less than an hour, it starts to get dark. Two hours later, it leaves you nothing but oil. So you try to switch to oil free foundation, even oil free primer trying to match. However, the makeup never seems to last. Have you ever wondered why your face feel sticky after applying moisturizer? After listening to both asian and western dermatologists explanations, I break the answers down to some best tips and tricks for a long lasting summer makeup look.
Summer beaty routine:
1 Cleaning your face with miscellar water. I love to put Bioderma Micellar water on a cotton pad. It is by far my favorite brand.and It cleans and moisturizes your skin. What is more, it is perfect for sensitive skin. Even though you think you did a great job cleaning your face last night, you will be surprised to see whats are on those cotton pads. you
2 Using a toner or rosewater to keep your skin hydrated. Even though it is summer, everyone should moisturize his/her skins. according to dermatologists, moisturizer work best when your face is still wet or damp. I like to use rosewater. They smell amazing, has all the good benefits without potentially irritating your skin. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dont choose toners that have alcohol in it.
3 Moisturizing. This one is a little tricky. Your skin type does play a role in choosing the products. For example, oily skin should choose gel moisturizer while creamy moisturizer work better on dry skins. Ifoisturi your face ever felt sticky after putting on lotions, it means the product doesnt work as effective as it is supposed to. Choosing a moisturizer that has spf in it is also very important.
What I like to do is divide the portion into two parts. Put the first part on the face, pat it from bottom to up and let it sit at least 5 mins and then apply the rest of it. This way, the moisturizer will get absorbed all the way, which will also help foundation stay on longer.
4 Using mattifying primer. It is almost a must if you want to keep your face from getting oily during the day. My recent favorite is cover fx mattifying primer set. It not only mattfies your skin, but also has anti acne treatment.
5. Applying medium to full coverage foundation. Just because it is summer time, doesn't mean you cannot use full coverage foundation. The trick is that you dont have to apply the foundation your entire face. Applying the light color only on the center of the face, if you happen to have a darker color one, use it as a couture. Using the same brand will make it less noticeable when the foundation starts to fall apart. Cover fx power play and shiseido skin glow are both very long lasting and have good coverage. Shiseido has a more glowing finish effect.
6 mix liquid concealer with foundation when concealing. This is the same concept as using foundation to couture. It will make the whole look look more natural.
7 Using setting powder to set your makeup even if you have dry skin. Simply apply this PALE powder with powder puff and lightly tap on skin to cover problem areas. Microscopic powder particles create a virtual blur affect Color-corrective duo that conceals skin blemishes and evens out skin tone for smooth-looking skin. Soft and clear color payoff creates a glowy complexion for natural everyday look.