Now that the warm spring months are here and summer is just around the corner, Lionesse knows you are already struggling with keeping your makeup where you applied it – and that’s where we come in. If you are sick of fighting with your makeup products to stay put, and want to learn how to prevent that from happening with proper makeup application, read on to learn some humidity proof makeup tips.

Woman applying moisturizer on her face.

Moisturize
Moisturizing the skin provides the face somewhat of a foundation to build the products upon, and ensures that the products won’t go anywhere throughout the day. Not only that, but moisturized skin tends to hold onto product better than dry, flaky skin or skin that hasn’t been properly cared for.

Woman applying powder on her face using a brush.

Apply Powder
Applying a light dusting of powder to the face after cleansing and moisturizing will give foundation and other products something to stick to and hang onto. This is an important step for the humid summer months and to keeping your products where they are supposed to be, so they won’t melt off before you’re ready to lose them. If you suffer from aging issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, you will want to use a small amount of primer over the wrinkled areas and then apply your powder dusting over the area. For those without lines and wrinkles, this is an unnecessary step as primer can work against you in the humid months rather than for you.

Powder foundation and a brush on a wooden background.

Opt for a Powder Foundation
After applying a light dusting of your loose powder to your face, it’s time to dust on some foundation. During the humid summer months, liquid or mousse foundations are a no no. They are capable of melting easily, and moving out of place – that’s something nobody wants to deal with. Instead, opt for a mineral foundation and you will avoid the need for constant touch ups and a messy look. If, however, you find yourself faced with super dry skin, you could opt for a BB Cream to use in place of a mineral powder, and these will generally stay put better than a liquid or mousse foundation.

Mascara on a white background.

Waterproof Eyes
When it comes to choosing a spring and summer eyeliner collection, opt for liners that are waterproof. The same goes for your lashes – you will want to opt for a waterproof mascara as well. Here’s a tip: apply two coats of your favorite non-waterproof mascara to the lashes, then a coat of waterproof mascara, and your eyes will look gorgeous all day – but makeup removal will be a breeze later on in the evening, and your lashes won’t become dried out or damaged by the waterproof mascara.

Woman looking into a hand-held mirror to set her makeup.

Set Your Makeup
You will need to tie your look all together with a setting powder, such as Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. This powder is capable of keeping your look put together all day without your makeup melting off and looking messy and leaving behind any type of chalky shadows. This translucent powder will give you an even look, and comes in various shades to match every skin color.