How to ensure your make-up stays the distance this summer
With long, steamy days now here, a primer is essential to keep foundation from sliding off your face. “Good make-up starts with good skin, and there’s a primer to suit all skin types,” explains make-up artist Naomi Mcfadden. “Oily skin needs an oil-free primer to keep base products in place during hot and sticky weather, while a hydrating primer on dry skin ensures foundation looks fresh and dewy throughout the day.”
Of course, if a face full of make-up on a muggy summer morning doesn’t sound appealing, it is possible to only prime and skip foundation entirely. There are plenty of primers that cater to specific skin concerns such as redness, pores, or dullness, while the latest lightweight formulas skilfully blur imperfections without masking the skin, so you can “moisturise, apply primer and then conceal where needed for a fresh, minimal look”, says Mcfadden.
Don’t be afraid to customise by applying different primers to different areas of the face. “For a natural result, use illuminating primers on high points like cheekbones and the bridge of the nose, and bronzing primers in the contours and areas where the sun would naturally hit to give a sun-kissed look,” suggests Mcfadden. “For those with combination or oily skin, an oil-free primer in just the T-zone will help keep shine at bay.”
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