Does your makeup ever run, move, melt or crease during the summer? Today, I want to share with you a few things that I have learned through experience. I’ll show you how to keep your eye makeup beautiful, not just during the summer, but all year around.
I love to wear eye makeup that looks fresh and stays impeccable even on hot summer days. When I’m out and about, I’ll be uncomfortable if I’m worried my eye makeup could crease, or could melt because of hot weather, or if I get emotional and my eyes get a little wet.
Beauty secret number one. Prime the eyelids, but not just with any primer. The secret is to choose a primer that can withstand heat or cold and that has been designed to last for long hours. I have tried many different brands, and the product I will absolutely stay with is Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base by NARS. This primer prevents my powder and creamy eyeshadow from creasing or melting– despite the many myths that it’s a bad idea to use a creamy eye shadow during summer because it will crease! This primer solves that problem. It leaves the eyelids smooth and soft, without drying the skin. It enables me to easily blend any eyeshadow I want. When I apply it, the color of the primer is white, but after blending, it turns almost transparent. To apply it, I start on the eyelid and extend to any area around the eye where eyeshadow may be applied, such as the lower eyelid under the bottom eyelashes.
Beauty secret number two. Just like with the primer, my eyeliner has to also be waterproof and be able to last for many hours. The market is saturated with eyeliners that promise to be waterproof, but soon after being applied transfer the color to the bottom water line (the top of the lower eyelid). The one that has never failed me is Chromaline by MAC. It’s a gel liner that truly lasts, and it doesn’t move, fade or crease.
Beauty secret number three. It is imperative to also use a waterproof mascara, and for me is necessary that it doesn’t clump or flake, and gives great volume. A waterproof mascara will keep my lashes curved for many long hours, and if I cry my mascara will never run. There are three waterproof mascaras I have used that meet all of these requirements. One of them is Chanel Inimitable Intense Waterproof Mascara: it makes lashes look longer and I love how curly my lashes get. Another one is L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara: I was very pleasantly surprised with this mascara, as it truly makes eyelashes look longer and it doesn’t smudge. Finally, Diorshow Iconic Waterproof Mascara also gives a beautiful eyelash curl and doesn’t move or transfer.
I follow these beauty secrets for any occasion or event. Not only do my eyes look impeccable, but it also takes away my makeup worries, giving me the opportunity to have a good time and live in the moment. Try this out and let me know if your eyes aren’t still flawless at the end of the day!