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3 Pro Makeup After 60 Tips to Look Cool in the Summer Heat (#1 Will Surprise You!)

By Sixty and Me June 07, 2019 Interviews

It really doesn’t matter whether you like or dislike the summer heat – sometimes, there’s just no avoiding it! Many of us can find the heat an annoyance, and it can be challenging to adjust your skincare and makeup routine for the change in weather.

If you’ve had enough of feeling like your makeup has melted after ten minutes outdoors, you’ll enjoy the tips in today’s video with Ariane Poole!

In today’s Sixty and Me video, Margaret Manning is joined by professional makeup artist Ariane Poole, to hear her expert tips to beat the effect of summer heat on your makeup so you can stick to looking hot!

Pro Tip: Conquer The Dreaded Sweaty Sheen

Even those of us that look forward to hot summer days hate the way our makeup often looks like after a couple of hours.  Hot, sweaty and bothered isn’t exactly the look we are trying to achieve – we actually go out of our way to avoid it!

In today’s Sixty and Me video, Ariane’s hottest tip for steamy weather is to avoid using primer or moisturizer. On hot, humid days, the usual routine of using moisturizer then primer before applying foundation or a face tint will leave your skin feeling suffocated under too many layers.

If you want to avoid sweaty summer sheen try using just a lightweight sunscreen under your foundation – especially if you are going to be outdoors during the day. If you don’t like the feel of sunscreen on your skin, you can opt for a sunscreen powder instead.

Ariane loves brushing over her Ultimate Face Tint with Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 Sunscreen Powder, as she can top it up during the day when she needs to, and its matte finish removes the dewy look.

Perfect Summer Bases For Makeup Over 60!

Although we all love great coverage, summer is not the best time to be using thick foundations and creams, as they are too heavy for your skin this time of year. Look for lightweight, water-based foundations instead that will give you coverage without suffocating your skin.

Ariane recommends using a lightweight foundation such as Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh as it is water based with SPF 30, or Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, which is SPF 15 – both are lightweight options with beautiful coverage.

What you should be looking for in a summer foundation is a product that is long lasting, and pigment rich. If you really love your current product and don’t want to have to change to something new, Ariane has a great little trick for you: mix your current product with a primer like the Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer to create a sort of happy medium that will work in the summer heat.

Crease-Free Makeup For Hot Weather

When it comes to makeup for older women, one of the key areas of concern is the eye area. Besides being a delicate area needing special care, it’s also where fine lines are readily visible.

It’s difficult to avoid eye makeup creasing at the best of times, let alone in the middle of summer when it feels like your face is just about melting! In today’s Sixty and Me video, Margaret is quick to notice Ariane avoids using liquid products around her eyes, opting instead for the Estée Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Stick to use as an eyeliner or eyeshadow.

Another key tip is to use waterproof mascara in summer, to avoid the “panda eyes” look if you sweat – which can often happen if you are wearing sunglasses.

Do you like to change your products to match the season? What are your favorite ways to beat the summer heat? What is your summer routine for makeup over 60? Join in the conversation!

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