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Now with summer around the corner it is time to get that make up kit ready! I know it can be a bit tricky getting that perfect look during summer as there are a lot of obstacles to overcome. The make-up gurus may know all these tricks but for the beginners this would be a life saver! The biggest problem I face during summer, is keeping my makeup on my face! The summer’s heat causes me to sweat, allowing my makeup to smudge and my look to be ruined. If you are familiar with this struggle leave a comment below.

Let’s jump right into these lifesaving makeup tips for summer:

1. Moisturize & Protect

Make sure you apply a moisturizer before applying makeup. An oil free moisturizer is the better option to use in the morning. The perfect moisturizer would be one that contains SPF to help protect your skin against the flaming hot sun. If you do not have a moisturizer with sunscreen, try wearing sunscreen underneath your make up – trust me it seems like it doesn’t do anything but in reality, it is protecting your skin against UVA and UVB sunrays. Make sure you apply sunscreen every 2 hours for effectiveness.
Did you know our Spektra Sun is perfect for every skin type? Check it out!

2. Use your bronzer

Let’s face it : you look better when you have some bronzer on. Here is a tip for applying bronzer – make sure you apply it to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you, this will allow your face to look more natural.
Where to apply: forehead, chin, cheekbones and nose.

3. Make use of BB cream

We all have those extremely hot days where you actually feel like doing nothing, but with your luck you have a work function on and then your makeup must be perfect – do it all with BB cream. Most BB creams contains more than one function, for example: L’Oreal Paris magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream contains primer, foundation and helps to hydrate your skin – some even contain SPF which is a bonus! This is perfect then you only have to apply one product on your face and not 4 or 5.

4. Don’t forget the mascara

Mascara is the one product that can make your look. Don’t forget to pack your mascara in if you are planning to go on holiday – with this little effort you can look AMAZING.

5. Setting Spray

Setting spray basically becomes an essential during summer. If I do not use a setting spray my makeup is ruined by 10H00 – and that is sad especially when your day only ends at 17H00! There is no way I am touching up my make up every 5 minutes. Setting spray becomes my helping hand during summer. Tip for using setting spray: When you are completely done with your look shake the bottle well, hold it 20cm away from your face and spray it on.
IMPORTANT: Wait for it do dry completely before touching your face!

6. Add some shine on your lips

This is not the time to pull out your matte or darker colour lipstick – I know sadness – but fall is around the corner. For summer use a brighter, glossy lipstick. I am not saying go all glitter – although glitter is awesome. Next time you are applying makeup go for a shinier and brighter colour!

7. Go waterproof

Do I even need to say this? Waterproof formulas are great for summer! Remember summer is all about swimming and getting out to a braai or wedding. Choosing makeup that is waterproof will help to enhance your look and help you look your best throughout the summer days!

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