Melt-Proof your look

Long-Lasting looks all summer long

Summer Beauty

Long-Lasting Looks

Summer is the time when long-lasting "melt-proof" looks are a huge trend! Waterproof mascara and eyeliner, 24 hr makeup, and kiss-proof lipsticks are a must-have for every brand!

But it is the right application and priming technique that would ensure that your look would last all night. These are my tips to melt-proof your summer beauty, makeup, and hair routine to create beautiful long-lasting looks.


Skincare for long-lasting summer looks

Good skin is always the most important step when ensuring your look would last all day long. Melt-proof your summer beauty look by assuring your skin is in its best condition. 

  • First of all, your skin needs water and lots of it. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily and eat clean to nourish it from within. When your skin is nourished and hydrated is smoother and your looks are long-lasting. Dehydrated skin tends to have bigger pores and absorbs makeup and skincare faster. 
  • Use SPF!!! Burned skin does not hold your beauty look properly and age way faster. A good way to get SPF into your routine it’s by using primers with sun protection. My newest fave is Supergoop Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 - Sets your skin with a beautiful hydrated glow, while nourishing it and preparing it for the sun.
  • Skin tends to get more dehydrated in the summer and tends to soak your look faster. Keep it simple! Use fast-absorbing lightweight products. Gel texture and water-based serums are great to give your skin a quick hydration boost I love The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum.




Your Hair and make it long-lasting

Heat and Humidity are not great friends for your hair. In South Florida, you can feel the summer coming by the frizz in your hair. Here are some cool tips to ensure your hair looks beautiful and your look is long-lasting.

  • Brush it! When you brush your hair, you distribute all the oils from the roots keeping it naturally moisturized and less greasy looking.
  • Keep your hair Nourished with a weekly Hair Mask, Haielle Hydrate masque is a wonderful option with a highly concentrated fusion of amino acids, enzymes, proteins, peptides, and fatty acids.
  • Protect it from heat. Use a heat protectant before using hot styling tools and Sea salt spray to protect it from hot weather. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is an amazing option, lightweight, and water-resistant. 
  • Braid it before bed (or during the day) to keep it from tangling. Wrap it in silk or sleep on a silk pillow to avoid more frizz. 
  • Don't wash it every day, it could unbalance your natural oils, making your roots too dry or in some cases, making your scalp overproduce oils to keep up with the cleaning. Wash a maximum of two times a week. You can use a dry shampoo or co-wash between washes to keep your scalp fresh.

Summer is the season to have fun and add a lot of colors! I hope these tips help you enjoy it even more when creating looks that are melt-proof and last beautifully! 


Let's have fun in the sun!

Melt-Proof your look for the summer

Your Long-Lasting Makeup

When applying makeup the combination of the right technique and product is very important to achieve a flawless long-lasting look. Less is more! Thin layers of products are the key to beautiful meltproof summer beauty.

  • After properly hydrating and nourishing your skin your next step is to prime. Primers will help your look be long-lasting by sealing in the moisturizer creating a smooth surface.  A great treat for the summer is By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer Moisturizing Primer.
  • Apply thinner layers of lightweight products. Use your brush to control the amount, or even better use Temptu Air Airbrush to create the most beautiful flawless application.  Remember to Blend it! buffing it into the skin and make it last!
  • Don’t overdo it with the powder. Too much product means more product that can be smudged. Reapply a thin layer of powder throughout the day by pressing it into the skin with a big fluffy brush in patting movements. If your skin is very oily, a cool tip is to apply a thin layer of translucent powder on your T- Zone just after the moisturizer and before the foundation. 
  • Know your formulas. Silicone and Water Based foundations tend to last longer. The great thing about silicone-based foundations is that they do not absorb sweat but repel it so it's easy to blot and continue having a flawless long-lasting look.  I personally prefer airbrush application and my favorite is Temptu S/B formula, as for traditional foundation, Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation is an amazing super long-lasting option. 
  • Layer your lip products and use options that are rich in moisture. Peeled lips are very common in the summer and one of the most common reasons for your lip color not lasting enough.  Creating layers would help by creating various color stains.
  • Don't touch your face! I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH.  When you touch your face, you are pretty much just wiping off the makeup. Remember not to rest on your hands, rub your eyes or touch your face at all, if you must, you may pat in with a clean wedge sponge to blend any creases in your makeup or even to scratch. 
  • Blot, don't reapply. Absorb the oils and sweat before deciding to apply more product. This will allow for a cleaner look and avoid cakiness. I have discovered that patting with a CLEAN wedge sponge is a great way to quickly absorb the oil and maintain your look smooth and flawless. 



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Having the right products is also a great help you achieve your long-lasting summer look t. I linked my recommendations thought the article and concentrated them on this list. Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.