If I were to sum up 2019’s skin care and makeup trends with one word it would be: GLOW.
Aka that ever elusive, I’m-radiating-health-with-my-fresh-and-dewy-skin look we’ve been chasing ever since we saw Lupita Nyong’o at this year’s Oscars:
Now that sweat-season is well underway, we’ll need to shake up our routine to make sure we’re not veering from glow-town into grease-ville.
It is a very fine line between the two, so we’ve put together all the products you’ll need to sub in to make sure you’re looking your best, most radiant self all summer long.
A powerful primer
Primer is the key to grease-proofing your face during summer. Avoid illuminating and radiant primers at all costs, they’ll just exacerbate the issue. Mattifying primers will help deodorise your face, keeping sweat at bay.
No point spending half an hour perfecting your wing if it’s going to sweat straight off as soon as you’re out of the house. A primer specifically formulated for your eyes will stop your eyelids getting oily and help your eye makeup stay on longer.
Just like the hair on our heads can get a little crazy in the humidity, so can our brows. Keep them set into place, and protect them from the sweat on your face, with a brow gel. A decent brow gel should lock ’em into place for the entire day so you don’t have to worry about your brows dripping down your face.
You may be tempted to lean towards a matte foundation for the longevity, but we urge you to go for a tinted moisturiser instead. When you sweat while wearing a thick base, it looks so obvious that your skin needs to breathe. If you’re wearing something lighter, the sweat can almost blend in, making you look extra-glowy.
Tubular mascaras are a summer-time savior. When things are dire and you’re sweating bullets, you can trust your tubular to stick where it is with no flaking or panda eyes in sight.
There’s nothing like a setting spray for keeping your makeup in check. Look for one that promises sweat-resistance and longevity and stay away from ones that advertise their illuminating benefits. – they’ll just make you look greasy.
bh loves: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (mecca.com.au, $50), MUD Lasting Finish Make-up Setting Spray, Lancôme Fix It Forget It Makeup Setting Spray, Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh™ Mist
Illuminating setting powder
The whole point of this article is to tell you how to keep your makeup sweat-free while still looking radiant, so don’t go and ruin your efforts with a super-matte finishing powder. An illuminating finishing powder will lock everything into place and keep the glow alive.
bh loves: Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder (sephora.com.au, $35), Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (mecca.com.au, $73).
How do you change up your makeup routine for summer?
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