Say Goodbye to Makeup Meltdown With These 7 Makeup Tips For Summer

Beach vacations or mountain trips during summers are indeed fun. But the melting foundation, smeared kajal, smudged lipstick on chapped lips, and fading concealer showing uneven skin tone; courtesy the hot and humid weather aren’t quite appealing to watch. Imagine, you pour all your energy and creativity to achieve flawless makeup, but as soon as step outside or stay outdoors for a while, all those hours of hard work start melting. Don’t lose hope yet as we are here to help you out. Here, we have provided our tried and tested makeup tips for summer that will keep your makeup sweat-proof and summer-proof. So, swear by these tips to keep your makeup in summer on point and flawless, and thank us later.

7 effective makeup tips for summer

Prevent running foundation or concealer with the following makeup tips for summer:

  • 1. Right skin care is the key
  • Indulging in the right skincare routine and prepping your skin well is the key to achieving flawless makeup. So, take the best care of your skin during summers by including the following in your skincare routine - hydrating and gel-based cleansers, pore-tightening toner or essence, nourishing serums, sheet masks, and gel moisturisers. These skincare essentials will enable the makeup products to absorb easily and stay in place for longer hours, and give a healthy visage.

    Pro tip: Go for non-sticky, non-oily formulas for summers as they will help control sebum and oil production.

    Our recommendation –
    L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Foam Gel
    L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence
    L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Gel Cream
    L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence Sheet Mask

    Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence Sheet Mask

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  • 2. Sunscreen is non-negotiable
  • A genius way to ensure that your sweat-proof and oil-proof makeup in summers is to invest in an oil-control sunscreen. Besides, sunscreen will also provide you optimal protection from the harmful UV rays while you enjoy basking in the sun. So, finish your AM summer skincare routine with a lightweight mattifying sunscreen before starting your makeup ritual. While searching for the best sunscreen for summer, look for ingredients like Airlicium as it has the ability to control oil and absorb 7x its weight in sebum to correct pore visibility and minimise shine.

    Our recommendation -
    L’Oréal Paris UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen Matte and Fresh

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  • 3. Primer is primary
  • One of the most effective makeup tips for summer is to use a face primer. Primer is one of the primary base makeup products that helps create an even canvas, hold the makeup together, and give long-lasting benefits. Currently, there are various types of primers available in the market that extend either a dewy or matte finish. Since you are doing makeup in summer, you must go for a sebum-absorbing, shine-reducing, mattifying primer formula.

    Our recommendation -
    L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Primer

    Base Magique Primer

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  • 4. Less is more
  • Less is more – when it comes to achieving a sweat-proof makeup for humid weather. You may feel you’re doing the right thing by following the universal rule of mastering base makeup with all the necessary products like primer, foundation, and concealer. But layering your face with multiple and heavy coverage products may not be a good idea for summers and become the primary reason for makeup meltdown. Instead, you can skip foundation during summers and directly apply concealer or use a BB cream. This will help to achieve a perfect, lightweight, no-makeup look and limit the chance of foundation dripping from the face. However, if your love for the foundation is eternal, go for a sweat-proof, humid-proof formula.

    Pro tip:While creating minimal makeup in summer, you can apply blush to get rosy cheeks that give the illusion of a flushed natural look. But choose creamy blush formula over a powdery one.

    Our recommendation –
    L’Oréal Paris 24H Fresh Wear Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation - 125 Natural Rose (there are various shades available under this range, hence you can easily find your shade match).
    L'Oréal Paris Full Wear Concealer

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  • 5. The power lies in powder
  • Looking for more effective makeup tips for summer? Here’s what you can do. Complete your base makeup using primer, foundation, concealer and set it with powder. Face powders not only keep the foundation and concealer in place but also help mattify the T-zone, chin, and cheeks, which can get oily after some time. You can either choose pressed powder or loose powder to get smooth, non-oily, and non-greasy skin.

    Our recommendation –
    L’Oréal Paris Super Blendable Powder - D3W3 Golden Beige

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  • 6. Say yes to water-proof and smudge-proof eye and lip products
  • Going to a summer pool party? Make water-proof eye makeup products your new makeup buddy and avoid getting racoon eyes. Water-proof eye makeup formulas efficiently combat sweat, humidity, and last all day long without budging. So, this summer, swap all your eye makeup products like eye liner, kajal, mascara with water-proof ones and achieve flawless, sweat-proof makeup for hot weather like a pro. Not only your face and eye makeup, but your lip makeup too bears the brunt of the hot, summer season. So, opt for smudge-proof and transfer-proof liquid lipstick formulas to avoid staining your outfit or getting smeared lips.

    Our recommendation -
    L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Superstar Duo Designer Eyeliner (Black)
    L’Oréal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black
    L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Waterproof, Black)
    L’Oréal Paris Les Macarons Infallible Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Les Macarons (820 Praline Of Paris)

    Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Waterproof, Black)

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  • 7. Set with a setting spray
  • Conclude your search for makeup tips for summer and set the entire makeup with a setting spray. This step would keep your makeup fresh for hours, and prevent fading, melting, and eliminate the need to touch up every now and then.

    Our recommendation -
    L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

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Pro tip: During summers, keep blotting papers handy as they help to soak excess sebum and oil without disturbing your makeup.

If you are someone who frequently experiences a makeup meltdown in summers, this guide on summer makeup hacks is for you. Follow these above-mentioned makeup tips for summer and enhance your makeup skills. If you are a makeup enthusiast or a beginner, there is great news for all of you. You can now experiment with trendy summer 2023 makeup looks by heading to the L’Oréal Paris Make Up Virtual Try-on tool. This tool lets you try different makeup products virtually, from the comfort of your home, and finalise the best summer makeup looks with ease.