Deciding what makeup to use in summer need not be a difficult process. You simply have to get mineral makeup such as ColorScience or other cosmetics which do not contain talc. Heidi Schulze, who is a makeup artist at the Michael Kemper Salon, says that melting makeup is something her clients often complain about, and she invariably suggests ColorScience products to them. These products are sold at the salon as their finish is not like a mask and it is also water-resistant. ColorScience makeup lasts for about ten hours.
Schulze also says that an oil-free tinted moisturizer for color will also double as sunscreen. Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer (available at Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom) is a favorite of several makeup artists, as are tinted moisturizers by Murad (available at Michael Kemper Salon) and Trish McEvoy (available at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue). Cheeks tend to look pink in summer anyway due to the heat, but Schulze says that using a light gel brush will provide a slight color. Tart and Benefit are sold at Sephora and they are not greasy, but provide a flushed look. Mineral makeup is a great alternative if you are wearing blush.
You should remember that lips need protection from the sun too. It is best to apply a moisturizing lip balm and then to apply gloss on that. There are plenty of options available, and you can select the ones you like best.
Mineral makeup is natural and it is certainly the best makeup you can use in summer. It became a rage in Hollywood and the rest of the US a few years ago, but a lot of women still do not understand how wonderful mineral makeup is for summer months. Mineral makeup is made from natural ingredients, the two main ones being zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
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 all over the world call mineral makeup 'acne fighting makeup'. Titanium dioxide is also not absorbable 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.
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 makes it perfect for many summer sports such as horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, etc.
Zinc oxide, which is the other main ingredient of mineral makeup, is a natural sunscreen which is used in sun protections products all over the world. Thus, zinc oxide makes mineral makeup the perfect sunscreen, and the SPF is 25. You can wear extra sunscreen under the makeup for additional sun protection in summer.
Mineral makeup will not harm your skin if you keep it on for a long time, and you can even leave it on overnight if you have a busy morning ahead of you. Using mineral makeup will make your skin healthier.
Thus, in a nutshell, mineral makeup is a natural way to fight acne, protect your skin from the sun, and have great looking skin, and it is also waterproof which makes it excellent for summer sports.