Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to Get the Best Makeup Look for the Hot Summer Weather

best look for summer makeup

Although the official start to this Summer season has not yet arrived, we have had a few extremely warm days. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining! I am originally from the Caribbean - I am all about hot tropical weather. I LIVE for the summer sun!

Even if you are not as comfortable with warmer temperatures as I am, there is ONE thing that we all need to consider : Learning how to get the best makeup look for hot weather.

Deciding what makeup to use during the summer season does not need to be a difficult process. One option is to start using a mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is made from natural ingredients, the two main ones being titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Titanium dioxide is a waterproof, light mineral which is ground into a very fine powder and is the principal ingredient in the makeup. As it lies lightly on the skin, its tiny plates cover the pores of the skin and protect them from bacteria-feeding moisture. This is the reason dermatologists tend to refer to mineral makeup as a “potential acne fighting makeup.”

Titanium dioxide is also not absorbed in water, and it can thus be applied when going to the pool or beach because it is waterproof and will maintain the flawless complexion. You will be able to swim and play at the beach while maintaining the finished look the makeup had when you first put it on in the morning.

Additionally, mineral makeup will not run down your face when you sweat because it is waterproof and will not be absorbed by the sweat on your face. This is especially important to those of us who have extremely oily – acne prone or sensitive skin types.

Zinc oxide, which is the other main ingredient of mineral makeup, is a natural sunscreen which is used in most of the sun protections products that are on the market. Thus, zinc oxide makes mineral makeup the perfect sunscreen. The most common SPF found in most mineral makeup products is SPF 25. You can certainly wear extra sunscreen under the makeup for additional sun protection in summer if you are planning to be in the sun for long periods of time.

In a nutshell, mineral makeup is a natural way to fight acne, help your skin stay matte, protects your skin from the sun, and it is also waterproof which makes it excellent makeup option for the summer season.

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Now it's YOUR turn: Have you tried wearing mineral makeup before? If so, do you have a favorite brand? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. I love Mineral Powder, I use Mary Kay. I haven't tried the other brands yet. I am for anything that is quick and easy! I never really thought that it would be waterproof too! I love your blog!

    1. Lisa,

      I have never used any of the cosmetic products by Mary Kay. I wonder: How well do they work? There is only one item I have from Mary Kay and it their eye cream. I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on this post!! xoxo

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    1. Anonymous,

      I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed this post and the website. Thank you so much for such a sweet comment!! xoxo

  3. I have only used mineral makeup once, literally once and then my daughter got it and spilled the whole thing on the bathroom floor. SIGH. I had no idea you were from the Caribbean :) Yes, you def must love the hot weather :)

    1. Heather,

      Oh my! It sounds as if your little one was interested in trying out your makeup ;) Yes, I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I cannot even begin to explain how happy I get when it's over 90 degrees here in Columbus! Most people think I'm nuts! ;)

  4. OMG I love Bare Minerals AND MaryKay (like Lisa L)
    Your Blog looks great Mia, and you always post such helpful information!

  5. I hadn't even thought about changing to mineral makeup for the summer. That is such a great idea. I always hate when I start to "glisten" and I know my makeup is toast! Great idea!