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Hello Sunshine! Shine This Summer with These Makeup for Older Women Tips

By Sixty and Me June 06, 2019 Interviews

Summer is a time for some fun in the sun, but it also means sweat and humidity. In today’s video, makeup artist to the stars, Ariane Poole, talks about summer makeup tips, emphasizing the four most important things to look for in makeup to make sure that it survives the summer heat.

Lightweight Makeup Products

During summer, you can skip the heavy moisturizer and keep layers to a minimum. A lightweight formula will allow your skin to breathe. Nobody likes it when heavy foundation starts to melt off in streaks and turns into a greasy mess. Tinted moisturizers and liquid or water-based foundation are highly recommended to be worn alone.

Finding a favorite lip color that you can wear under the summer heat is easier with lighter matte formulas. Lip gloss can still be worn but preferably with just a dab on the middle of the lip.



If you have favorite type of foundation that is not made to withstand heat and sweat, you can still use it. Mix it with a lightweight face primer or apply on top of it. Primers are made to blur skin texture and make sure that makeup adheres to skin. The same goes for eye makeup primer.

Some women would forego a flawless base and focus on the eyes. Wide-eye and stunning eye looks can be achieved with eyeshadow that does not crease, and does not slip and slide from the lids. To define the eyes, you can skip kohl liners and head straight to waterproof mascara.



Most popular makeup brands are pushing to release more and more versatile color sticks that can be used several ways. The best ones come with very good color pay-off. This means you only need a little to create a pop of color. You can also build the color as you add more, which creates depth and dimension.

Illuminating highlighters should also have good pigmentation without being heavy-handed on the sparkle. It can still appear sheer but with enough coverage to counteract redness and other discolorations.


Sun Protection

Perhaps the most important of all, sun protection should be sufficient to protect you from the damaging rays of the sun and keep your skin from being sunburnt.

If you want to keep a base of sun protection, chemical sunscreen is more popular these days. It isn’t as heavy and sticky as physical sunscreen and does not add a white cast on the skin. Reapplying sun protection after a few hours is also made easy with sun protection in translucent powder form.


What are your summer staples? We would love to hear all about them and try it for ourselves! Please share your tips in the comment section below.

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