The Essential Guide to Weatherproof Make-Up
This Autumn our perfectly painted faces will be exposed to all of the worst elements. Here at Secret Spa we have compiled a list of ways to ensure your make-up remains beautiful, whatever the weather. These are our top weatherproof make-up tips.
The key to weatherproof make-up begins with a great base. Adding a primer to your regular face routine helps to combat shine and increase longevity. Applying a primer such as Lancome’s La Base Pro not only provides a smooth base for your make-up but helps keep your foundation intact when faced with even the most miserable conditions. Many women forget that when wearing eye make-up our lids can benefit from the effects of a primer too. This helps to keep eyeliner and eye shadow in place all day long. Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a great formula for ensuring eye make-up stays fresh. It comes in a range of colours to add a shimmery base to your shadow.
With wind and rain comes smudged eye liner and streaky foundation. One way to combat such atrocities is to opt for some waterproof products, especially for your eyes. A waterproof eyeliner should be a staple within your make-up bag due to the moisture that develops along our upper and lower lash lines. MAC’s Powerpoint Eye Pencil is great for rainy days and comes in a huge range of colours. A great weatherproof mascara comes in the form of YSL’s Everlong Mascara Waterproof. This product provides the usual length and volume we desire but will simply not budge should you get caught in a light shower or full blown thunder storm. When it does come to removing your trusty mascara simply use your usual make-up wipes or remover and hold against your eyes for a little longer to dissolve the product.
Finishing off your make-up with a setting spray is just as important as beginning with a primer. If you apply both you are guaranteed to avoid any weather related disasters. When it comes to weatherproof make-up that lasts, Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long setting spray has you covered. It is a firm favourite among our MUA’s. After completing your make-up, simply spray all over your face to keep dew at bay and prevent the smudging and running associated with this season’s weather. The spray is absorbed quickly and protects your look within seconds of application ensuring you look radiant all night long.