Fashion Magazine: 3 Tips To Avoid Shiny Skin In The Summer

I often wish that life could be paused in the summer. With nothing to do but hang out by a lake or at the beach. Since life keep moving and summer is often jam packed with work and events, it can be hard to keep your makeup looking great all day in the heat. Here are my go-to tips for keeping your skin looking fresh and shine free in the summer.

Use sheer products: If you can, lighten up in the summer. Switch out regular or full coverage foundations for a lighter option like a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. I like to use Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in the summer because it still has a bit of coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. Also, instead of using cream products to get a sculpted look, I stick to powder and just because I am trying to avoid shine doesn’t mean I skip highlighter. I am just more strategic about where and how I apply it. Charlotte Tilbury makes the perfect sculpt and highlight palette. After using the sculpt powder to contour and bronze the skin, apply the highlight softly to your upper cheekbones and cupids bow on the lip. Avoid adding any highlight to the bridge of the nose and above the brows since these are areas that naturally get shiny in the heat.

Set your makeup: This one is a must especially if you will be out all day or night. This will help keep your makeup in place and minimize your need to touch up your makeup throughout the day.

Touch up with the right products: For quick touch ups on-the-go I recommend blotting papers and a pressed powder. Use a blotting paper on top of a tissue so the oil on your finger tips don’t go through the paper onto your skin. Then use a pressed powder to make sure the skin is stays matte and looking great.

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Products used: Life "oil-absorbing blotting papers", Charlotte Tilbury "Filmstar Bronze & Glow" Face Sculpt & Highlight, MAC "Blot Powder/Pressed", Urban Decay "All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray".


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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.