Sunny Side Up
When the heat is on, it is time to bring out your hidden armour- SPF enriched makeup. While on their own, they may not give you the full protection you need, layered over a sunscreen they keep your skin safe and looking pretty all through the season. We give you the low down on how to layer the SPF to give you maximum benefits.
Always start off with a moisturizer if your skin is predominantly dry. A sheer one like Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel keeps your skin feeling comfortable. Follow up with a sunscreen that suits your lifestyle. If you have a desk job and are indoors during peak hours, SPF 30 is more than enough. Go for SPF 50 and higher depending on how long you are out in the sun for. Always reapply hourly.
Begin your makeup routine with a mattefying primer like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, SPF 15. It prepares your skin for foundation by smoothening out the surface and keeping it oil-free for long. Follow up with a concealer. A light weight formula like Maybelline BB Cream helps even out your skin tone without feeling heavy as a liquid or cream foundation would. Follow up with a rose or pink blush.
Our lips get easily affected by the sun's rays and need extra attention. A lipstick rich in SPF applied regularly will keep them soft and safe. We recommend the Dior Rouge Serum Luminous Color Lip Treatment SPF 20.
Nails are often neglected when it comes to sun protection. The new breed of nail polishes like the NARS Opaque Nail Polish with UV protection help overcome this.