Ladies – 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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