YOU WON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF WITH THESE MELT-PROOF MAKE-UP IDEAS FROM A PRO
Prep, set and forget for make-up that survives the summer swelter. Kailo Wellness Medispa make-up artist Kylie Gillmeister says less is definitely more when it comes to a look that can handle the heat.
“Get rid of heavy liquid foundations and find a powder or concealer that provides allday full coverage,” she says.
“My ultimate summer essentials are a good lip conditioner, Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser with SPF30 and a bottle of water.”
For a natural look that will go the distance, start with strong foundations.
“Preparing your base properly is essential in hot weather,” Kylie says.
“Make sure you use a primer for longevity that also offers a mattifying effect, such as Issada’s Calm Balm, and set with a powder that offers staying power. Use Issada’s Mineral Baked Foundation to touch up your make-up throughout the day.”
Look for purpose-designed products to stop the summer slide.
“Investing in a good setting spray is a great idea,” Kylie says.
“I love Urban Decay All Nighter because your make-up just will not budge.
“The Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara is a great match for this spray because it provides natural waterproof protection while still giving you incredible volume.”
While thick, white formulas may have turned you off sunscreen in the past, there’s a more make-up friendly way to ensure you’re protected.
“Choose a moisturiser with sunscreen. At Kailo we recommend Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser with SPF30 as a daily must-wear shield against sun damage,” Kylie says.
“Using a mineral-based foundation or powder can offer sun protection too.
“It’s a great way to keep things natural while also protecting you against sun damage and premature ageing.”
Stick with the bare essentials and let that healthy holiday glow show.
“I tend to go for warm, golden hues — light foundation and just a cream bronzer to give that summer glow,” Kylie says.
“With freshly done eyebrows and a lash lift and tint, there’s not much need for eye make-up. Finish off with one of your favourite lipsticks. Turn it into more of a night look by switching to a bold red lip and a winged eyeliner.”