Friday, August 23, 2013

Contributor | Heat Proof Your Makeup

Hi again! It's Gabrielle Houghton back with another contributor post!I don’t know about you all, but in Auckland lately we have been experiencing the odd day of fairly summery weather. As well as that, I have been lucky enough to spend some time at beaches in Hawaii so it is feeling decidedly certain that summer is on its way. It has inspired me into thinking about summer makeup. Maybe I’m being over zealous but hey, nothing wrong with being prepared!

These summer ready beauty tips also work well for makeup that can be worn to the gym, as well as makeup to be worn under harsh lighting or stage lighting.

♥ Long lasting formulas are your best friend. They are a little more drying than regular products so compensate for the humidity and heat.
♥ Always pick products with an SPF! Whether it be in your foundation, primer or moisturiser. 30 or higher is ideal, and no lower than 15. However, if you are being photographed you won’t want to go any higher than 15 as any further is when it starts to cause flashback.
♥ Summer calls for lighter and brighter colours so pull out your peaches and pinks and tuck away the darker vampy shades for winter!
♥ If you insist on wearing a full foundation in the heat, try applying it as sparingly as you can, to prevent excess makeup causing that melty face look.
♥ Even if you don’t plan on swimming, waterproof mascara can be a good idea to prevent mascara transferring onto your eyelids. - Oil free makeup is the way to go in hot weather!
♥ Protect your lips. There are so many cute lips balms these days containing SPF that you have no excuse not to!

I hope you find this useful, and I hope a bit of wishful thinking brings the nice weather to us all! Until next time!

Gabrielle Houghton
Here Comes the Sun Contributor


  1. These are great tips! I've found if i wet my foundation applicator a little with water it helps to thin the foundation so it isn't not heavy and it blends better as well.

    A Golden State of Mind

  2. Good idea! You could try mixing your foundation with moisturiser or sunblock instead of water too.
    Gabrielle x

  3. I'm not really one for makeup, but I sure do agree with your SPF comment, I'm pale so I always need protection, although it is suncream for me :Pxx

  4. Great tips! Waterproof mascara is always a must for me! x

  5. Thank you this was so helpful. I'm from Australia, so come summer time the heat gets pretty intense. I was wondering what brushes you normally use for foundation/blush/bronzer? :)

    x Joyce


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