It’s finally starting to feel like summer! We can’t wait to wear maxi dresses and straw hats, but not looking forward to the infamous tri-state heatwaves (nobody wants their makeup running during brunch). To sweatproof your summer look, we compiled a list of how to keep your makeup intact:
Opt for a tinted moisturizer
For your everyday look, say goodbye to full coverage foundation. Instead, visit your favorite department store (or drugstore!) to find an oil-free lightweight tinted moisturizer. It’s practically a facial moisturizer that also has a slight tint with makeup pigments. The right one can provide light coverage while also hydrating your skin and leaving a glowing finish.
Whether it’s a liquid or powder foundation, applying primer immediately after your moisturizer can help keep your makeup from sliding off with your sweat. Depending on your preference, some primers will keep you matte, and others will give you that healthy, shimmery glow.
Primers are applied after moisturizers. However, if you’re only wearing a tinted moisturizer, you might want to apply the primer first as the tint provides light coverage.
Get a lash lift
Leave the mascara in your makeup bag this summer and enhance your natural lashes. Our Glaminator Lash Lifting services make your eyes appear like you have extensions. No adhesives or additional extensions are required. The treatment lifts, curls, and defines your natural lashes to make them look longer and fuller. For optimal safety, cream based solutions keep your eyes and their lashes healthy. At the end, lashes are tinted to complete the look. Results are expected to last 6-8 weeks.
If you prefer lash extensions, we offer that too!
Go for a powder foundation
Although it might not give you full coverage, powder foundation is perfect in the summer because it helps combat the excess oils from the hot and humid days. They’re also perfect for touching up on the go. Powder foundations are your best friend for touching up on the go.
Don’t forget the SPF (now in powder form too!)
High-performing SPF powders offer additional sun protection, absorb excess oil, and even out your complexion without feeling heavy. They’re perfect for those of us who choose to wear makeup in the summer but don’t want the greasy feeling of a lotion.
Remove excess oil
Before you touch up your makeup with a powder, try removing excess oil with a blotting paper. They’re made with extremely absorbent material that can remove any liquid, and are perfect for removing sweat and oil from your skin.
Set your makeup with a spray
For a smudge-free, melt-free look, a setting spray might be your best choice. It’s a mist you spray all over your face (about 6-8 inches away) after makeup. In the summer months, we recommend setting sprays with mattifying qualities as they have ingredients that are better at preventing your makeup from smudging. But if you prefer a dewy look, opt for a lightweight spray to prolong your makeup, and look for products that include hydrating ingredients like green tea, vitamin B, aloe vera, or vitamin E.
Visit our Glaminator Beauty Bar for one-on-one makeup lessons, airbrush makeup application, bridal makeup, lashes, and so much more!
Warm weather has finally arrived and while many of us are opting for fuller brows these days, everything else is coming off! Before you take on that smoothly waxed summer, there are a couple of things you should know. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts to help prep your skin for the best waxing results.
Exfoliate 3-5 days before your appointment, not sooner
You’ll find mixed suggestions about when to exfoliate before a wax appointment. To avoid irritation, we do not recommend exfoliating 24 - 48 hours prior to waxing.
Inform esthetician/wax specialist about current medication
Some medications can cause thinning of the skin, and that can lead to lifting and sensitivity during waxing. When booking your appointment, let your specialist know if you’re taking any of the following: acne and anti-aging medication such as Retin-A, accutane, differin, oral and topical antibiotics, retinol, salicylic acids or other acne medications or exfoliants.
Research the salon
For obvious reasons, you want to make sure the salon you choose is clean and safe. Estheticians should always wear a fresh pair of new gloves and replace the table covering between each client. To keep our Glaminator clients and staff safe, we focus on every small detail in our waxing techniques.
Know the difference between a bikini and brazilian wax
A bikini wax is exactly what it sounds like: hair removal along the top and the sides of the bikini line. A Brazilian bikini leaves your entire area bare and that includes top, sides, front and hard to reach areas in the back. Visit our website to see all the waxing services we offer.
Book brow appointment a day or two before special event
As much as you want fresh brows before taking photos at your next function, we highly recommend waxing your brows at least one day before your event. This allows potential redness, inflammation or irritation to go away on its own.
At Glaminator, we work with you to determine which brow shape works best for your face shape and personal style. Many of our clients are now also requesting to enhance their natural eyebrows with our Brow Lamination process. Lamination will smooth out unruly brows, while shaping them in place to appear fuller and shinier. It’s basically a perm for your brows, as it gives them a set, uniform shape for an extended period of time. Instead of curls, a setting lotion helps brow hair stay brushed up and lifted upward for about six weeks.
Don’t break wax routine
For best results, don’t shave in between your waxing appointments as it can cause ingrown hair and irritation. We also recommend a routine where you come in every 3-4 weeks.
Avoid sunbathing/sun tanning
To prevent sunburn, we ask our clients not to tan 1-2 days before and after their waxing appointment. Waxing removes the top layer of the dead-surface skin cells - just like exfoliating and can lead to visible burns. Allow 1-2 days after waxing to ensure any irritation or redness is gone before laying out in the sun.
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