How Glasses Wearers Can Keep Makeup Looking Great in the Summer Heat

These tips can help you to keep your makeup looking fresh and fabulous all day long.
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Last Updated: May 8, 2020

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As summer gets closer and closer, the temperatures outside are starting to rise. And with that blazing sun and fabulous heat comes the problem that many glasses-wearing individuals struggle with – how to keep their makeup on and looking great all summer long.

Glasses are notorious for rubbing off the makeup on the bridge of the nose, and even the under-eye area, meaning all that effort to apply makeup in the morning is for nothing.

So how can you battle what seems like an inevitable problem?

Here we’ll take a look at a number of tips that will help keep your makeup in place or at least cut down on the amount that rubs off.

Choose Frames that are Lightweight

The first tip has to do with your glasses themselves. Art of Optiks suggests researching all different types of frames – styles, shapes, and materials – so you can find a pair that looks great and is lightweight.

The heavier the frame, the more pressure it will put on your nose, which will result in makeup rubbing away.

As well, it’s important to make sure your glasses fit correctly so they aren’t causing pressure points. It could be that they need a little adjustment to perfect the fit.

Choose Waterproof Formulations

The next tip is to choose waterproof makeup formulations whenever possible. Even if it’s not waterproof, you can look for something that is water-resistant, transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant, and humidity-resistant.

This goes for your foundation, concealer, powder, and mascara. Simply by changing up the products you use, you may be able to solve the problem right away.

Make Sure to Set Liquids

If you are in the habit of applying liquid makeup products such as foundation and concealer, you’ll want to be sure you set them in place with some sort of powder. The powder will, in fact, lock things in and can add to the transfer-proof qualities of your liquids.

You can choose a pressed or loose powder; just a light dusting under the eyes, and along the sides and bridge of the nose, is all it takes.

You should also give it a few minutes to truly set before you put your glasses on.

Carry a Touch-Up Powder with You

Even with choosing the right products and setting makeup in place, there is bound to still be some rubbing off.

For this reason, it can make sense to carry a touch-up of the powder with you. If you want something that mimics the coverage your foundation and/or concealer has, choose a powder foundation that you can quickly and easily tap on when you’re out and about.

If you don’t care about coverage, then you can just choose a pressed translucent powder. Before applying powder, be sure to pat out any lines or creases with your finger.

If you’ve come to the conclusion that glasses and hot summer heat just don’t mix, it’s time to think again. These tips can help you to keep your makeup looking fresh and fabulous all day long.

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