Katy Taurel By Nati Horting

Melt-Proof your look

Long-Lasting looks all summer long

Summer Beauty - Long-Lasting Looks

Summer is the time for long-lasting "melt-proof" looks, Waterproof mascara and eyeliner, 24 hr makeup, and kiss-proof lipsticks!

The secret to long-lasting summer beauty is the right application and priming technique. 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 will 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 ages 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 up 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.



Katiesha by Cathy Hacks Photography and Katy Taurel Makeup

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 to 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 concentrated fusion of amino acids, enzymes, proteins, peptides, and fatty acids.
  • Use a heat protectant before using hot styling tools and hot weather. Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is amazing, lightweight, and water-resistant. 
  • Wrap it in silk or sleep on a silk pillow to avoid more frizz. 
  • Washing it every day will unbalance your natural oils, making your roots too dry or in some cases, making your scalp overproduce oils. Wash a maximum of two times a week. You can use a dry shampoo or co-wash between washes to keep your scalp fresh.
  • Use styling products that lock in your hair shaft and repel moisture to avoid frizz. Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant pomadeAveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant pomade is a great frizz controlling ally.
  • When curling your hair there are three essentials: First prepare the hair with a heat protectant that also creates hold,  I love Sexy Hair Hot Control Me Thermal Working Hair Spray. Pin the curl using a small diameter wand or curling iron and ALWAYS pin the curl while hot and let it cool completely before releasing it.
  • Don't touch your hair, every time you touch it or rub it you are creating more frizz and undoing your style. If you must touch it be sure your hands are clean (not oily) and rub them together before so they would be warm and help with frizz control.

Summer is the season to have fun, be light and add lots 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!


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.

  • Once your skin is nourished and hydrated its time to prime. Primers help you create a long-lasting look by sealing in the moisturizer and creating a smooth surface.  A great summer treat is By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer Moisturizing Primer.
  • Apply thin layers of light products. Using your brush to control the amount, or even better use Temptu Air Airbrush to create the most beautiful flawless application.  
  • Too much product can be smudged easily, so go easy on the powder. If your skin is very oily, a cool tip that would help you use less powder is to apply a thin layer of translucent powder on your T- Zone just after the moisturizer and before the foundation. 
  • If you need to, reapply a thin layer of powder throughout the day by patting it into the skin with a big fluffy brush. 
  • 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 the most common reason for your lip color not lasting.  Creating layers would help by creating various lasting color stains.
  • Don't touch your face! I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH.  When you touch your face, you are pretty much wiping off the makeup. If you must, you may pat in (Never rub!) with a clean wedge sponge to blend any creases in your makeup. 
  • Blot, don't reapply. Absorb oil 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. 




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.