Summer is finally here! While we welcome the bright sun during weekends at the beach or lazy afternoons in the park, we have a very different reaction as we try to keep our appearance fresh and polished for the workplace. After all, no boss is impressed when you come into the office with makeup dripping down your face! But have no fear fellow beauty enthusiast, Image Beauty is here to reveal some of our favorite tips and tricks to beat the heat to maintain your professional air.
Less is more in the summer months. With sticky and hot tempters climbing, avoid heavy, thick foundations and, if you can help it, forgo this product altogether! Instead use a primer and add either a light weight spot concealer or tinted moisturizer like Tinted Beauty Balm Vanilla Glow by Too Faced to even out your complexion. Because the cream quickly soaks in, you don't have to fear streaking and can benefit from SPF protection. However, if you refuse to leave the house without a full face of foundation, look for silicone-based products that will minimize the effects of sweat. Steer clear of powders during the summer; the dampness of your skin actually makes the cosmetic clump and crack, leaving you with an unnatural, caked appearance. If you are accustomed to using powder to soak up your skin's oils, you'll have no problem discreetly using blotting sheets to limit your shininess before stepping foot in the office.
To make your eyes look bright and pop, embrace waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Furthermore, before applying any color, utilize an eye primer to prevent creasing and smearing as you hurry about your 9-5. When applying color, opt for creamy eye shadows, as this texture is less likely to run amok on your lids and can be applied with varying intensities to make bold hues office-appropriate.
Want a rosy glow without the annoyance of powder? Stains will give your cheeks subtle color and your lips long-lasting oomph, no matter how much you eat or sweat. It's important to keep your smooch soft and healthy, so apply lip balm with SPF whenever you venture out during your lunch break.
So tell us, what’s your tip for looking workplace-ready when confronted with a summer scorcher?