Beauty

5 make-up hacks to get you through summer

International make-up artist Roshar shares tips to prevent a make-up meltdown

The weather might be working against you but don’t surrender to an oily T-zone just yet. Make-up artiste Roshar, who has worked with leading beauty brands like Make Up For Ever and L’Oréal, wants you to push water-based foundations to the back of your shelf. These are his top tips for adding drama to your look (sans a smokey eye) and the one-step trick to lock your bronzer in place for the beach.

Use silicon-based foundations

Trade in your regular foundation for a silicon-based formula. These absorb oil so your face looks matte through the day and they’re also water-resistant, which means your make-up won’t melt off even if the weather gets hot and sweaty.

Use cream foundations as an eyelid primer

Apply a cream-based foundation on your eyelid as a base to make your eyeshadow last longer or simply to make a pigment pop. You can also blend it into your lids and apply eyeliner on top to prevent smudging.

Soft eyes are the way to go

This season, skip the eyeliner and keep things minimal. Opt for mascara-heavy eyes that give a fresh, yet dramatic look without being too obvious.

Add colour to the lips

If there’s one place you need to add a pop of colour to this season, it’s your lips. Since clothing can start to get lighter in texture and colour, bright hues like red and pink on the lip stand out the most.  

Don’t powder right after foundation

Wait till you’re done with the whole regimen of blush, bronzer and highlighter before you put on a compact or loose powder. This helps cover mistakes and harsh lines and gives a more natural look, while setting all the products in place.

Get more tips from Roshar and other international make-up artists at the Masters of Art Mumbai workshop on May 24-25 at The St.Regis Hotel, Mumbai.

How to keep your make-up from melting this summer