Melt-Proof Makeup – Fight the Heat!

Wedding Beauty Tip: Summer wedding? Make sure your makeup artist sets you up for long lasting makeup to beat the humidity and heat.

The summer 2014 weather predictions solidified one thing, high heat and in some areas, humidity (try landing in Miami this summer without breaking into a sweat) means cream shadows, silicone foundation and waterproof everything!

We are talking about ensuring that your makeup this summer can take the heat (no pun intended for our Miami Heat fans out there!).

Let’s lay down the basic necessities:

  • Primer
  • Silicone Foundation
  • Cream Eyeshadow
  • Cream Blush/Tint
  • Long Lasting Lip Stick/Lip Stains/Gloss
  • Waterproof Concealer, Eyeliner, Mascara
  • Translucent Powder
  • Blotting Papers

Always use primer. Always. Makeup primers work double duty. The main purpose is to allow your makeup to go on smoothly and last longer. The second function is that it creates a barrier locking in the treatments and moisturizers you apply to your skin prior to applying makeup.

Beauty Tip: Use a silicone based primer as an extra line of defense against the heat.

Glo Minerals Face Primer






Glo Minerals Face Primer

Foundation with silicone will be your makeup gift from the makeup heavens. Silicone based makeup products are long-lasting and will work better to combat the moisture in the air.

Beauty Tip: The less foundation applied, the less there is to sweat off or wipe away easily. Try applying the foundation with a damp sponge so that it will go on lightly. Let it set before you continue. OR use a BB Cream and then follow with a powder containing silica.

The creamier, the better. Take this summer opportunity to work with it. We love dewy complexions and natural looking glows. Cream blushes and foundations will help get you there! Cream blushes and eyeshadows are longer lasting. For your cheeks, a cheek tint is also a go-to.

Beauty Tip: When applying with your fingers, rub it on the blush/eyeshadow then blot it on the back of your hand and gently tap it on. For more defined looks, use a brush to apply the cream eyeshadow.

TIGI Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow - Platinum






TIGI Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow  in Platinum

Keep the pout going strong. There are many options available for long lasting lip color! Lipsticks, lip glosses and lip stains in the beauty market now have timelines of 4 hours, 8 hours, 16 hours and 24 hours of lip color power.

Beauty Tip: Exfoliate your lips to make sure lipstick doesn’t flake. Want an added boost? Use lip liner before any lipstick or gloss.

Waterproof everything. Eyeliner, mascara and concealer that won’t run to reveal blemishes or give you raccoon eyes are a must. Don’t underestimate the moisture in the air. The 2 minute walk may just defeat your makeup so make sure you’re prepared.

TIGI Cosmetics Eyes Love It Mascara - Black






TIGI Cosmetics Eyes Love It Mascara in Black
TIGI Cosmetics Precision Black Eyeliner
TIGI Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner in Black


Resist the shine. The T-zone area is notorious for the afternoon glisten and in the summertime it is at its strongest. Finish your makeup regimen with translucent powder. Use a large brush to apply it. For your touchups throughout the day, keep blotting papers handy. Don’t rub them in so that your makeup will stay put.

We love summer and the variety of colors that we can play with to create new style and beauty trends. Let us know if these tips work for you!

Stay beautiful!


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