Long-lasting make up in summer

7 best Summer foundations: flawless skin even with hot weather!


Hello beauties! Today I’d like to share my experience with different foundations on Summer.

Many people don’t use foundation in summer as they don’t want look overdone, especially in hot and humid climate when the face sweats a lot. But sometimes we go out and don’t have our flawless skin days, and a little foundation can help us.

Hot weather and humidity may challenge our makeup, but if we choose the right product we can be flawless even on Summer! There are foundations with lightweight formulas though long-lasting, so you can easily find a tip that suits you.

Here are the best foundations for Summer in my opinion.

Face and Body liquid foundation by MAC

M.A.C Studio Face & Body is a water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides natural coverage for face and body as well moisturise the skin. Ideal for all skin types, MAC Studio provides very light sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend formula.

Ideal for people who like BB creams and don’t like foundations, though during the day the skin may become shiny and it’s better to have a translucent powder with you. It surely doesn't suit those who like coverage even medium. You can mix this foundation with any other more dense formulas foundations to make them more liquid.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This summer foundation enhances your natural glow, gives a sheer coverage and lasts all day. Great on all skin types. Even if you layer the foundation for more coverage the final result will always be very light. Ideal for those who prefer a little bit more of coverage.





Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15

This Chanel foundation is no-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores and has been extensively tested. Included in the formula is SPF 15, it is oil free. It gives a natural youthful looking look to your skin. It looks very skin like.

It’s very watery and you need to shake it very well before using it. It blends very well, for dry skin can be used without powder. Oily skin needs a translucent powder.

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

This product is a hydrating gel cream tint, a tinted moisturizer, a BB and a CC cream. It keeps summer skin looking and feeling great, it has an SPF 30. As with any great summer foundation this one can be layered for additional coverage but it contains an antioxidant.

It has nourishing and hydrating substances, enriched with electrolytes and marine botanicals to give radiance to the skin. It’s better to apply it with your fingers. It’s more suitable for people who like dewy and radiant finish.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition

This foundation has a semi-matte finish, it perfectly diffuses light from all directions, that's why skin looks radiant but not too much glowy.

It feels very light on the skin and blends very well. It’s very liquid, but is buildable if you prefer more coverage.



Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation

This foundation is ideal for those who don’t have a lot imperfections on their skin, as it gives a real-skin finish. It is a bit similar to Bobbi Brown serum foundation. It’s very sheer and blends out very well, the glow it leaves is radiant but not shimmery, dewy but not sweaty or waxy.

Aqua Luminous does not give you a full coverage but it has a fabulous, juicy glow and it sits well on the skin. I’d say that it is more suitable for those with normal to dry skin. Oily skins will need a powder. It surely gives you more coverage than a tinted moisturiser.


Light Wonder by Charlotte Tilbury

If you don’t need a lot of coverage this is a great water based foundation with a dewy finish.
It leaves your skin very radiant and dewy but also evens out uneven skintones. It lasts a decent amount of hours and with the right skincare routine can be suitable for all skin types. Though it is buildable and you can achieve from light to medium coverage.




One more tip from a make up artist who is in constant search of perfect foundations: before buying any foundation, ask for a free sample and try it, feel how you feel it on your skin, how it lasts and if the result is the one that makes you feel flawless. And that's all, beauties... I hope my tips were useful!

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How to make your make up last all day in summer: my tips

Hi, my dear and beautiful women!

Today I wanted to write about a very interesting issue: about some tips to make your make up last longer in hot and humid summer climate. I love make up and for my job I always need to have my face in order as often I work on runways, I meet my clients, I have various appointments in the city centre. Sometimes in the middle of the day I can go to the gym, so I need to have my make up resistant to everything: humidity, hot temperatures, water, sweat etc.

So here I will give you just some general tips that can be useful for everyday life or if you have a special occasion!

Tips to make your make up last all day in summer

First of all to make our make up long-lasting we need to use waterproof products. Use hydrating creams which are lighter and can be a perfect make up base (Biotherm creams are a good option as they are like gel). All pencils for eyes and eyebrows must be waterproof (Aqua Lip or Aqua Brow by Make Up Forever, for example) as well as mascara; but for those who doesn’t like waterproof mascaras there are many that are long-lasting and that you can remove only with hot water (Clinique Lash Powder, Bareminerals Lash Domination, Mac Extended Play Lash).

It’s very important to use a high quality foundation with SPF filters that protects your skin from the sun and lasts all day (my favourite one is Teint Miracle by Lancome).
If you don’t use any primer your eyeshadow won’t last as the skin on eyelids is very greasy; so if you want a perfect eyeshadow it’s better you use a good primer before (I use Urban Decay), translucent powder that mattifies well, especially the T-zone: for me the best is Prep+Prime by Mac.

Last but not least, set your make up with a thermal water (Avene is my favourite) or a setting spray (Fix + by Mac or All Nighter by Urban Decay) to make your make up last longer: you can spray it all day on your face. A good idea is also to apply some powder on the T-zone.

Another important tip is not to touch your face with your hands all the time: remember that you have your make up on! We can melt our make up touching it all the time.

Hope these tips can be helpful to make your make up look flawless even in hot and humid summer days!

Have A great and beautiful summer!