Warm spring weather and heavy makeup simply cannot coexist. Who wants to deal with constant reapplications, only to have makeup wipe away on collars and clothes at the end of the day? The spring makeup struggle can be frustrating and even embarrassing.
We set out to inform our readers and clients on how to sport a flawless spring makeup look. Check out our top tips that’ll have you looking fresh, no matter the forecast.
When in Doubt, Wear Waterproof
If you don’t want your mascara running halfway down your face mid-day, wear a waterproof formula that’s guaranteed to last as part of your spring makeup routine. The same goes for eyeliners and lipsticks. Bear in mind, moisture-resistant makeup does not wipe off easily – even with your trusty facial cleanser and washcloth in tow. Always use an eye makeup remover that’s gentle enough for delicate skin. To go the all-natural route, remove makeup easily with a dab of coconut oil and a few cotton swabs.
Opt for Light Coverage
“Alphabet creams” are hybrids between lightweight tinted moisturizers and standard foundations that fit perfectly into any spring makeup look. Unlike the former, they tend to last longer and provide better coverage that won’t vanish easily. Beauty balm (BB) creams launched in Asia and have since gained popularity within the American market, predominantly because of their unique ability to enhance your complexion for the long haul. BB creams typically incorporate skin care benefits such as anti-aging peptides, vitamins and antioxidants, broad spectrum sunscreens, anti-inflammatory agents and make up primers. Meanwhile, color-correcting (CC) creams offer similar skin health pros specifically designed for individuals who struggle with redness caused by rosacea or other inflammatory skin conditions.
Use a Sunless Tanner
Want coverage that’s guaranteed to stay put for at least a few days? Sunless tanners formulated for facial wear are a great way to keep your glow going from day-to-night. Always test a new brand on a small, discreet patch of skin before you slather across your body. Keep in mind, faux tanning creams and bronzers do not offer adequate sun protection. You’ll still need a broad-spectrum sunscreen to defend against the tell-tale signs of aging and worse, skin cancer. For a natural-looking glow that doesn’t appear orange or streaky, follow Dr. Busso’s how-to guide on the best sunless tanner application.
If you haven’t heard of “baking” your make-up, now’s the time to hop on this celeb-inspired makeup trend. After you’ve applied concealer underneath your eyes, let translucent powder sit on your face for 10 minutes. Once you dust off the powder, you’re left with a flawless finish that protects against crinkling. Double your efforts by applying a lightweight eye cream before you conceal to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Carry a travel-size powder in your bag or car to absorb oil buildup around your t-zone throughout the day.
With hotter temperatures on the horizon, lightening up your makeup routine to withstand the weather is a must. Whether you want to spring clean your skin care or cut-down on shaving with laser hair removal, Dr. Mariano Busso is here to help. For more information on skin care or to book your next cosmetic dermatology appointment in Miami, contact us at 305-857-0144.