How to Wear Full-Coverage Foundation on Hot Summer Days, According to a Makeup ArtistJune 28, 2021
Apply With a Wet Beauty Sponge
Avoid cakey makeup by applying your full-coverage foundation using a wet beauty sponge, says Stern. “This helps to give a little elasticity to your foundation”, she explains. “Once I’m done applying the product, I like to take my clean hands and press them into my face wherever I have applied the foundation. This process makes the product look more natural and like it’s part of the complexion rather than sitting on the surface.”
Layer Your Foundation Only Where You Need It
If you want the extra coverage but hate how it feels in the summer heat, Stern says it’s best to only layer the coverage on the areas where you need it the most. Apply one layer of foundation on your entire face and then go in using a small makeup brush to cover any spots you want to hide with your foundation. “Keep the touch light and press in a setting powder once the blemish is covered,” says Stern.
Use a Good Primer
“A great primer will help make your foundation wear longer,” says Stern. A primer can also allow you to layer on less product and in turn, feel lighter in the heat. One of our favorites is the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Primer, which is a lightweight primer that blurs the appearance of pores and blemishes and hydrates the skin.