Dubai summers and makeup meltdowns go hand in hand – for obvious reasons. The secret to keeping your face looking fabulous in the heat, however, is as simple as following a handful of seasonal beauty tips and tricks. Scroll through to discover six of Savoir Flair’s favorites to help see you through those soaring temperatures.
Pick a Primer
This summer, make your primer your new beauty best friend, because this one product does so much to keep you looking sublime, come sun or sweat. Not only do primers provide important sun protection (make sure you pick one with an SPF), but they also smooth out the skin’s surface to create the perfect base for whatever makeup you apply on top, helping it last longer and not melt away. Lightweight and breathable, a primer is key to making sure your makeup stays put.
Try the Armani ‘Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer’ – it has SPF 50 protection and oil-absorbing properties to keep your skin protected and looking perfect in the heat.
Armani ‘Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF50’
Set with a Spray
Offering a hydrating and refreshing boost whilst setting your makeup, face sprays are a surefire way to keep your cool and your makeup in place. Urban Decay boasts some of the best makeup mists in the business, with cult-favorite ‘All Nighter’ topping our list.
Featuring patented ‘Temperature Control Technology’, its clever formula will lower the temperature of your makeup to ensure it does not budge – whatever the weather. Plus, it’s so lightweight that you won’t feel it on your skin once you’ve sprayed it. A true summer savior.
Urban Decay ‘All Nighter Setting Spray’
Opt for Waterproof
Streaky mascara and panda eyes are never a good look, so stop your makeup from streaking down your face by opting for a waterproof formula. Whether it’s mascara, liner, foundation, or even lipstick, there are waterproof options for everything these days – and you can rest assured that even the hottest summer day won’t contend with them.
Alternatively, you could turn to Huda Beauty’s ‘Legit Lashes Waterproof Mascara Topcoat’, a clever new creation that turns any mascara into a long-lasting and smudge-proof product without weighing lashes down.
Huda Beauty ‘LEGIT Lashes Waterproof Mascara Topcoat’
Save Your Shadow
Stop your eyeshadow from smudging, creasing, and fading in the heat by opting for a shadow primer. Working just like your face primer, it smooths the skin on your lids for flawless application whilst helping your color ‘stick’ and last longer.
This primer from NARS is the definitive way to perfect your peepers. Not only does it keep your eye makeup in place, but it’s also infused with antioxidants and deep-sea and rice extracts to keep lids smooth and protected.
NARS ‘Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base’
Switch It Up
To really make your makeup last longer, try using a loose powder on your skin before applying foundation. This simple switch helps mattify the skin and reduces shine, in turn helping your foundation last longer. This is particularly beneficial if you have oily skin, but you can also use powder only on the areas of concern if you have combination skin.
Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Vanilla Loose Setting Powder’
Blot it Out
Blotting papers have been a beauty staple for decades and, if you’ve never used them before, now is the time to start. They help remove excess oil and sweat during the day, and do so without disrupting your makeup, so you’re left looking clean, fresh, and flawlessly matte.
Fenty Beauty’s are both chic and compact, making them the perfect on-the-go face fix this summer. Plus, they’re made with natural botanical fibers using the same technique as traditional Japanese paper to help you de-sheen and be seen. Hey, if they’re good enough for RiRi…
Sephora ‘Oil Blotting Papers’
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