Preparing your canvas (your skin) is extremely important for the longevity of your makeup application!
Moisturize: Don't skip on the moisturizer just because it's hot or you are in a humid climate!
Use a Face/Eye Primer: Using a primer is the key to evening out skin texture, fine lines, and long-lasting makeup! Use a facial primer to keep your foundation looking fresh and an eye primer to prevent creasing eyeshadow!
The Right Products in the Right Amount
During summer and dealing with hot/humid clients remember that less is more! Wearing heavy, full coverage makeup is going to be harder to maintain (& in my opinion uncomfortable!). Instead, try opting for something more sheer and spot concealing any problem areas. Try switching to a BB cream or tinted moisturizer during warmer months - I love Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer from The Balm! Not only does it have SPF (bonus for summer!) but I always find that other BB creams and tinted moisturizers don't have a wide enough range of skin colors, but The Balm makes it in 7 shades that meld beautifully into skin!
Use long wear or waterproof products! Most cosmetics make an "aqua", waterproof, or long-wear line of everything from eyeliners, mascaras, and eye shadows, to lipsticks and lip stains. Use those types of products and you'll be less likely to end up wearing your eyeliner on your cheeks!
Setting & Maintaining
Lastly, you'll want to set your makeup well! I love Skindinavia's setting spray, give yourself a generous spritz and let it dry.
Avoid powder if you can - it's another layer and you'll want to keep it as sheer as possible! If you want to keep the shine away throughout the day, try blotting sheets instead! They will absorb oil without adding layers upon layers as you touch up throughout the day!
Life hack trick: if you're ever in a pinch you can use a toilet seat cover (use a clean, fresh one please!) or tissue paper to absorb extra oils like a blotting sheet does! While blotting sheets are less obvious and you'll get less weird looks in the bathroom they basically do the same thing!
Lisa Teller | Makeup Artist
Lisa Teller is a professional makeup artist specializing in airbrush makeup for bridal in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is extremely passionate about each of her bridal clients and is currently booking for 2013/2014.
For more information, services, bridal portfolio, or to book her for a session, www.lisateller.com