So far, the spring of 2019 has brought us some gorgeous sunshine and we are all hoping that this is a preview of what is to come throughout summer. But as a beauty company we can relate to the difficulties you face when wearing makeup when the temperate rise. So today in our blog we are going to run through a step by step guide to achieving a full coverage that will stay on through out the day.
The first step as you all know is making sure your skin is moisturised smoothing out all uneven areas. Throughout summer you should be thinking about smart beauty so using moisturisers with SPF such as the Dermalogica Prisma Protect. This product defends you from all environmental aggressors and delivers long lasting hydration, with SPF 30 this allows your skin to be its healthiest. It comes in a handy 12ml travel size if you want to test this product out!
Once you’ve let your moisturiser soak into your face start by applying a primer to the surface of your skin, the w7 Porefection face primer works as a great base. It allows you to maintain coverage throughout the day. Alternatively, The Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Facial Primer is a multifunctional product that works as a light dewy foundation or a as a great underlay to build on. When wearing this product, it is light, breathable and gives an even coverage.
Today we are building on it by applying a foundation as want a matte not shiny look with a light dewiness and a full coverage. The product we would recommend is a high street brand Maybelline, but their super stay 24-hour foundation competes with the best foundations for coverage. Its creamy, lightweight consistency allows your skin to move but is humidity and sweat resistant. When applying foundation one thing to think about is starting from the outside in as you don’t a foundation build up in your T-zone.
Then working a concealer in around your eyes, nose and cupids bow, start with all other areas and finish with your eyes because they can crease first, and you don’t want any creases before setting your face with powder. When blending your foundations and concealers in we recommend a beauty blender, they work really well make sure you are dampening them so they don’t absorb any of the product, but they will give you an overall great coverage. Our favourites are the new FD Beauty Blenders that you can get in a mini pack of 4 if you want it out as an alternative to a brush.
Now you have achieved your coverage look at using a finishing powder to set and mattify the areas needed. Looking at another Maybelline product the Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder is fabulous for leaving a poreless finish giving long lasting shine control. You can work this in with a brush or beauty blender, make sure you apply enough on your T-zone and under eye areas.
To help control moisture build up on your face use a powder bronzer, stay away from cream bronzers. Using a powder, it will allow you to contour and give you the colour, so work a powder into your cheekbones and forehead in a 3 shaped motion and it will keep you matte throughout the day. The Mii Bronzing face finish is a mineralized bronzing powder that gives you a smooth, flawless finish and will leave you with a warm, healthy complexion.
Then using your feathered brush apply the highlighter to the top of your cheekbones, under brow, cupids bow and nose to give definition and glow. You want this to add to your dewiness but again use a powder so it will remain firmer on your skin and won’t clog together leaving any uneven tones. The W7 Bam! Trio Highlighter Set has a range of three shades, using the golden shade work it into the top of the cheekbones to give it a warm glow, then using the pinky tone use it to add a glow in selected areas.
Lastly something we would recommend for every make up bag no matter how much make up you wear is a setting spray. Depending on preference some people spray it on to their face prior to foundation, some spray it to the applicator for example your beauty blender, some spray the product for example your matting powder or like we are today after the look is complete. Spraying it all over your face will set and hold the look, The W7 Matte Fixer is perfect for preventing any movement created by sweat, smudging or humidity. This budget friendly product is a great one to have with you for any holidays, occasions or festivals you might be attending.