The hot and sticky weather makes the skin oily and sweaty. Hence, reducing the greasiness of the skin is the challenge of summer makeup. Although a large number of women consider applying powder the easiest way to matify the skin, but there are better and more effective options for getting that gorgeous long lasting matte finish without relying on powders. Here are some easy tips to get the shine-free matte look all summer.
During the summer it is natural to wake up in the morning with an oily face. To prepare your skin for the matte makeup, cleanse it thoroughly in the morning with a foaming cleanser. However, select a gentle cleanser and do not overdo it as it would stimulate excess oil secretion.
Oil Free Face Lotion
To control the oiliness of the skin and to hydrate it, apply an oil free hydrating lotion. The lotion apart from keeping your skin oil free will ensure that the makeup lasts for a longer time.
Apply a Matte Primer
As the T-zone is the oiliest area of the face, a matte primer needs to be applied on this area to control excess oil production.
Apply Lightweight Foundation
Take about a pea sized amount of a lightweight foundation or matte BB cream and apply it all over your face. Select a product that is light and has a longer staying power. As the premium BB creams contain sunblock, you will not need any additional sun protection.
Concealer for Covering Blemishes
For covering up dark circles and pigmentations, touch up these areas with a concealer.
Control Shine with Powder
To control the shine, dust the areas under the eyes, beneath and between the eyebrows and the T-zone with translucent powder.
Select Matte Blush
Replace the shiny blush with matte blush of natural shade. It gives the cheeks a natural look that blends with the matte-finish look. Now you have the perfect matte finish skin for summer.