Don't spend all your time fussing with your face in the summer. Learn how to do your makeup right so you can spend your time in the sun.
Step 1: Wash first Wash your face with oil free cleanser in a cool room to limit sweat. Then blot your face dry with a towel.
Step 2: Sponge on moisturizer Sponge on a tinted moisturizer SPF 15 or higher to protect your skin from the sun. Let the moisturizer absorb for 10 minutes before applying your foundation.
Step 3: Smooth on foundation Smooth foundation over spots where you need extra coverage, around your nose, under your eyes, and over blemishes.
Step 4: Add bronzing powder Apply bronzing powder to your forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose with a loose, fluffy brush to keep it from densely packing on the color. Glowing skin enhances the whiteness of eyes and teeth.
TIP: Apply lighter makeup in the summer that won't cake. Shade slightly, but allow your skin's natural color to come through, too.
Step 5: Control shine Control shine with blotting paper, followed with a luminescent powder to keep it all looking natural in the bright sun.
Step 6: Color lips Color your lips with a subtle, tinted lip balm. Use a natural-looking nude shade or invisible lip liner for definition. The waxy film will prevent colors from bleeding in the heat.
TIP: Use waterproof mascara during the humid months, but use oil-based remover to prevent a build up.
Step 7: Shape the eyes Use neutral shades of shadow to make your eyes pop, and shape your eyes with colorful liner. Put on a bikini and hit the beach.
FACT: Ancient Egyptian workers considered oils that guarded skin from the effects of sun and wind to be a vital part of their regular wages. Grievances were filed during the reign of Ramesses III when they were withheld.