Eye Makeup Tips for Summer

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2012

iStock_000004459147XSmallLadies – Are you jealous of the woman in your office whose makeup always seems to look great, even at 5:00 in the afternoon on a sweltering hot Texas summer day? Want to know her secrets? Sun, heat and sweat can be every woman’s worst nightmare when it comes to keeping her makeup looking fabulous. If you wear glasses, keep in mind that having LASIK surgery to correct your vision would eliminate the hassle of applying eye makeup only to cover it up with glasses.

Here are 5 summer eye makeup tips every woman should follow:

  • Wear sunscreen - Before you apply any makeup, put on facial sunscreen or eye cream with SPF. Wearing sunblock on your face and around your eyes daily will help reduce risks of skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkles.
  • Avoid creamy or glossy products - Many foundations and concealers melt away in the summer heat. In the summer, powder products are best. Rather than apply a heavy concealer under your eyes to cover up your dark circles, mix a bit of foundation in with your sunscreen or eye cream and apply the two together. This will give you protection from the sun and a bit of coverage for an even complexion.
  • Use waterproof mascara - Don’t let a little bit of sweat cause your mascara to run and make you look like you have two black eyes. Waterproof mascara will stand up to the heat, sweat and even a dip in the pool.
  • Use waterproof eyeliner - Like waterproof mascara, waterproof eyeliner will help you maintain your look all day long, no matter how much you sweat.
  • Apply eye primer before eye shadow - Eye shadow rarely makes it through the day, especially in the heat, without primer. Eye primer is designed to keep eye makeup from fading, creasing or rubbing off. Eye primer is a makeup secret that is especially useful for women who tend to sweat around their eyes.

Remember that makeup can lead to infection if it gets in your eye. To avoid dry eyes or infection, use caution when applying eye makeup.

  • Do not mix and match eye liner and lip liner, or use your eye makeup brushes or pencils on any other part of your face as this could introduce bacteria to your eyes.
  • Do not keep eye makeup past the expiration date.
  • Regularly change out brushes and pencils with new, clean ones.
  • Most importantly, wash your eye makeup off every night before going to bed.

Follow these tips and you’ll have eye makeup that lasts through the day, no matter how hot it is outside. More importantly, by following the above eye cosmetic safety tips, your eyes will stay healthy and you can avoid serious eye conditions that could lead to vision loss.

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