It’s bloody hot. Outside feels like stepping into a furnace and when you don’t have the air conditioning on full blast, inside feels pretty much the same. The result is sweaty pits and makeup that threatens to slide off your face the minute you step out of the door.
The good news is, there’s a simple solution. All you need to do is follow four easy steps to ensure your makeup stays put all summer long:
Step One: Use a Primer
No matter what your age or skin type, a primer is a non-negotiable step. Not only does it ensure your base looks flawless, it also gives your makeup some serious staying power by prepping the skin for foundation and giving it something to stick to.
The Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer Pre-Foundation Skin Primer is loaded with vitamin E, chamomile and yarrow extract to soothe and hydrate the skin - a must when the mercury is constantly rising. Simply press a thin layer into your clean face before applying your foundation.
Step Two: Use a Long Lasting Foundation
It's time to bring out the big guns. A long lasting foundation is perfect for those nights when you're heading straight to the bar from work, but more importantly, it will last much longer in the blazing heat.
The Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation gives great coverage without feeling (or looking) super cakey. You can use the provided brush applicator or a sponge for a dewy finish. The trick is not to overdo it - a light cover of a full coverage foundation will do just fine and be less likely to sweat off. This foundation also has the added benefit of SPF 20, so you can be sure that you’re protected from the sun.
Step Three: Setting Spray
This seems like an unnecessary product until you try it (then you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it). Setting spray is kind of like hairspray for your makeup, helping to keep everything in place. Traditionally giving makeup a dewy-style finish, they're perfect for holding your face in place during summer.
The Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist is specially designed to prolong makeup wear and keep it from moving, melting and settling into your fine lines or pores. Basically, it is your number one companion for the summertime. Hold about 20cm away from your face and spray once your makeup is complete. You can even use it to wet your makeup sponge if you're not near a tap or use throughout the day as a makeup refresher when you're feeling a little flushed.
Step Four: Liquid Lipstick
It's summer, which means you're going to be drinking all day and night long. But we all know what drinking does for our lipstick... the messy outline that is left after hours of sculling chilled water and sipping on refreshing mojitos can be prevented with the gift that is liquid lipstick. It sets dry and is totally smudge proof - leaving you with long lasting liquid lipstick all day long!
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