Summer is well and truly upon us now and everything is hot and sweaty from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed and everything in between! The last thing you want is to spend ages on your make-up only to have it melt off! Here’s a few base tips and tricks that will keep your make-up in place and keep you looking damn hot this summer (excuse the pun).
The base: The not so new fad on the street is still BB cream. It’s a 4 in 1 miracle worker, eliminating time and extra products.
The benefits of BB:
- Minimum SPF 30
- Great moisturizer
- Can be used as a primer
- Actively repairs your skin with hyaluronic acid and antioxidants
The coverage is more then a tinted moisturizer but less coverage then a normal foundation. It’s super easy to use and looks naturally flawless on the skin making it the perfect time and skin saver. All make-up counters have a range of BB creams to suit all budgets.
If you really want extra hold I highly recommend the Laura Mercier Primer, your make-up won’t go anywhere with this fab product! Put it on freshly cleaned skin before your BB cream or foundation to make sure your make-up stays put.
Waterproof, oil-free, silicon based and 12-18+hr products are the best to make your make-up stay put for eyes and lips. I know waterproof mascara is a pain to get off but if you want your lashes to stay on your lashes and not the rest of your face then waterproof is the way to go. Mac Zoom Water Lash is nice to use and not clumpy.
The lips: If you have a tendency to eat your lipstick off then opt for long lasting lipsticks that stay on for hours. If you’re scared your lips will go dry, add a touch of Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream to your lips for a good injection of moisture at the start of your make-up routine, by the time you are ready to put your lipstick on your lips will be super moist and soft.
If it ‘s all still a little over whelming and you would like extra help, Krystina offers 2 hour make-up workshops either privately or in groups at the salon, or arrangements can be made for the workshops to be held at your home. Krystina can also extend her services to make-up shopping to take the hassle out of not knowing what to buy and what works to help you go home with the right products that suit you and your skin. Please enquire at [email protected]
See the pictures on Facebook of Anita at her workshop with Krysitna and a very happy review: ”Very very very very very very happy client!!!! You are a magician and a wonderful teacher Krystina!!!”