Summer Foundation Routine – This is coming super late but by popular demand – ze ladies aaaalways ask me: JACKIE, how did I get my foundation to last aaaaall daaaaaaay girrrrrrl?! Well, they don’t exactly say it like that, but in some form or another I constantly give tips on getting long wearability out of foundation, or how to control it during hot months, how to keep foundation from magically disappearing throughout the day, etc etc.
So I thought I’d compile this list of my top summer foundation tips. This also includes an updated routine as to how I do my ‘everyday’ look. Everyday is written in quotations but quite frankly I don’t have the time to do this every single day like I used to, I wish I did though!
DON’T FOR ONE SECOND think that because you have oily skin you can skip on moisturizer, you can’t! Don’t try it! You’re only hurting yourself in the long run. Wrinkles are real out chea, and I am not down for that. My favorite moisturizer is actually surprisingly extra virgin coconut oil. I get mine from Trador Joes and I use it ALL over my bawdy girl. Like, hair, skin, homemade deodorant, I’ve done it all! It keeps my skin soft and yet is still light-weight on my oily-combination skin.
2. Use a primer
If you want your foundation to LAST how else do you suppose it’s going to do so if it doesn’t have something to adhere to? Moisturize to benefit your skin, prime to benefit your makeup. Keep it light and simple.
3. Milk of Magnesia!
Still one of my all time favorite and strangest tips to date. Don’t know how to works, but dab a bit of Phillips milk of magnesia onto your oily parts for instant mattification of the skin. I PROMISE YOU, it works. Not only that, but it LASTS
4. Wear a light weight foundation, tinted moisturizer or a BB cream
Not only is it good to let your skin breathe during the summer but since daylight isn’t very forgiving you want something that will appear lighter and more natural. I have a ton of personal favorites but lately I go back and forth between the Smashbox BB Cream and the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer. Between the two the Laura Mercier is definitely my favorite. So much that I’ve been wearing it as my night time/going out foundation too!
Or do like I do and get a two-in-one product like the two BB creams I just mentioned above. You NEED to protect your skin during the summer ladies!
From setting to finishing, you should be doing both! It instantly blots out any of the shine the foundation may have caused and will not only give you an extra layer of coverage but will help the foundation last longer. I like using the Ben Nye Banana Visage Powder and the Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder.
7. BOLD LIPS!
This isn’t foundation related but it is related to summer foundation at all but I just think we should take advantage of these warm summer months to pull out our brighter lip colors to compliment our gorgeous brown skin and tans in the summer. And ladies if you’re not tanning you don’t have to be afraid of color! Coral, fuchsia, bright pinks and purples yaaaaaay!
Do any of you have any summer foundation tips that you’re loving right now or just want to share? Let’s chat!
Thanks for reading. xoxo