Summer Make-Up Tips With Jo Levy

Whether it’s a heat wave hitting the city or lazy days on a tropical beach: Darlings, if you want your make-up long-lasting despite humidity and heat, we’ve got you covered.

“For suede-like, lasting finish – skip your traditional foundation”

Begin by applying one pump of Mattifying Primer that will give skin a suede like finish, minimizing shine and the look of pores. Blend with fingertips or RBR Foundation Brush #009 along the t-zone, blending outwards.

Follow by applying a pea sized or coin sized amount of Tinted Moisturiser over the primer, blending using RBR Foundation Brush #009 for an even-looking complexion. To keep this look ultra-light and shine free, set with Impalpable Finishing Powder. This powder’s completely translucent nature minimizes shine, fills in pores and instantly brightens the complexion.

“Beat the heat – with water”

Another option for coverage and to ‘beat the heat’ is to begin by applying a coin-sized amount of Aqua Primer over bare skin to hydrate and smooth the complexion. The serum-like formulation of this primer absorbs quickly, leaving the skin feeling balanced.

Follow by applying the brand new Imperceptible Powder using RBR Powder Brush #001, buffing on in circular motions over the entire complexion. The weightless, ‘better than bare skin’ finish of this powder comes in an adjustable medium coverage that floats over skin, instantly revealing a perfected and even complexion.RBR_SummerMakeUp_JoLevyBestPicks

“Lighten up with a custom finish”

The last option to lighten the weight of a liquid foundation is to mix one pump of Mattifying Primer or Aqua Primer into a half a pump of Milk Aquarelle Foundation. Mixing the primer and the foundation will create a custom, light-weight finish that mimics the feel of a tinted moisturizer.

“Guard against puffy or allergy-ridden eyes”

Store RBR Aqua Primer in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, apply a pea sized amount over the tops of the lids and along the orbital bone. The cooling sensation along with skin-loving and rejuvenating active ingredients of the Aqua Primer will help to minimize the look of puffiness around the eyes. If applying eye shadow, the smooth and de-puffing technique will also lend to a smoother and longer lasting effect.

Extra tip: apply a lighter shade (‘Papyrus Canary’ or ‘Bashful Flamingo’) of Long-lasting Matt Eye Shadow as a base colour for a velvet-matte canvas finish.

Thanks, Jo!

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