Summer and oily skin don’t go well together, add makeup to it and it’s a recipe for disaster. Most oily skin beauties find it difficult to keep their foundation in place in summer. As soon as they step out of the house, their makeup begins to melt.

Does that mean all you makeup lovers with oily skin can’t wear makeup in summer? Na-uh! Not on our watch. Follow these simple tips to keep your makeup in place all day long during the hot summer months.

 

Start with a primer

Start with a primer

Primer is an essential step (and not just for oily skin beauties) that you should never skip. It creates a smooth layer on the skin allowing your makeup products to glide on easily and keeps the oil from the skin from coming in contact with your makeup. Those with oily skin type should look for a primer that gives a matte finish such as the Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer to ensure their foundation stays intact for a long time.

 

Ditch heavy foundations

Ditch heavy foundations

Avoid using full coverage, heavy foundation in summer. The heat combined with a heavy layer of foundation will leave no room for your skin to breathe. Opt for a CC cream or lightweight foundation during the hotter months such as the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation to prevent your base from melting. It offers sheer coverage, which means it gives you an even-looking skin tone, hides problems areas without feeling too heavy or looking unnatural.

 

Apply translucent powder

Apply translucent powder

Translucent powder is a blessing in disguise during summer. It absorbs oil instantly and gives your skin a smooth and matte finish. If possible, carry it in your bag for regular touch-ups and give your compact a break. Applying compact on sweat/oily skin will prevent it from blending and make your skin look patchy.

 

Use the right tools

Use the right tools

Using the right tool is equally important when applying makeup on oily skin in summer. Pick a makeup sponge to apply the foundation for a smooth and even looking base. However, while applying the translucent powder, avoid using a brush or sponge. Both these tools won’t lay down enough powder to set makeup on oily skin. Pat the powder on using a powder puff for the perfect matte finish.