By Rouge Australia staff
There’s nothing like high temps, beating sun and humidity to make the morning’s perfectly made-up face look like a melted mess just a few hours later. Follow these steps to look fresh, pretty and put-together — no matter what summer has in store.
STEP 1: Get a great base.
The trick to avoiding a makeup meltdown is to wear less of it, so you’ll want to begin with a fresh-looking face. Start with a good exfoliating cleanser, such as Olay Pore Minimizing Cleanser + Scrub Olay Pore Minimizing Cleanser + ScrubThis 2-in-1 foaming cleanser exfoliates and cleanses deeply to help minimize the appearance of pores.Buy Now|Add to Beauty Kit . A quick massage in the morning will gently exfoliate skin and leave it soft and smooth — the perfect prep for your less-is-more look.
STEP 2: Prime.
Next, apply CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer — especially over the areas of your face where you’re prone to shine. This lightweight primer smoothes and firms skin’s appearance to create a canvas for foundation.
STEP 3: Embrace lighter coverage.
Start creating a flawless look with a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer with an SPF, like Olay Total Effects Tone-Correcting UV Moisturizer. This all-in-one formula is a jack-of-all-trades with its anti-aging moisturizer, SPF 15 sunscreen and hint of color. Apply it using a foundation brush or a clean, damp sponge to achieve a smooth, sheer finish.
STEP 4: Choose formulas that last.
Choose a few classic eyeliner colors — such as brown, black and navy — that you’ll wear daily. We love CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner CoverGirl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner in Black FireIt effortlessly adds intensity to a colorful smoky eye look with expert results.Learn More|Add to Beauty Kit in Black Fire or Brown Blaze because its formula gives you the striking all-day intensity of a liquid with the effortless application of a pencil. Even better, if you want to experiment with bolder hues, choose Green Glow or Violet Voltage.
After lining your eyes, add a few coats of mascara. Pick a water-resistant formula like CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Water-Resistant Mascara, which uses a fiber-stretch formula and an oversized brush to deliver up to twice the volume and length (compared to bare lashes).
For kiss-proof lips, CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in Red AffairDefines your kisser with its pen-like precision applicator. Try Red Affair for a lightweight flush of color that lasts all day!Learn More|Add to Beauty Kit provides long-wearing color with a pop of shine. We love that it gives true-hue payout and lasts for up to 16 hours.
STEP 5: Try cream instead of powder.
For subtle definition, a flush of blush is the perfect choice. Apply a light layer of CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting BlushIts creamy color, with Olay Regenerist Serum, glides on evenly to define cheekbones. Try Rich Cinnamon for a youthful glow.Learn More|Add to Beauty Kit onto the apples of your cheeks. Its soft texture blends in well for a flattering glow, plus it contains Olay Regenerist Serum.