Top Summer Vegan Beauty Products: Melt-proof!
So, we do not know about your country but these past few weeks have been seriously hot in Italy.
We are literally melting down, and what should you do when you still want to look decent and put together at work but it's so freaking hot? You put long-lasting make-up on, and one that's melt-proof, for sure.
We have put together our beauty besties of this beautiful, yet challenging season. They are proven to stay in place even during the hottest hours, were tested on-the-go and have passed it!
Take a look at our winners, we are sure you will fall in love with them as much as we did, especially if you are currently living in a super hot country like ours.
Starting the right way... let's prep!
While prepping your skin is always a must, it becomes ESSENTIAL when it's summer. Using a good primer will make sure your make-up stays in place, it will regulate any excess oil keeping it at bay and avoiding any shine.
Our favourite: 100% Pure Mattifying Face Primer, silicone-free, long-lasting and infused with skin-plumping seaweed collagen. You can walk even under the sun at 3 pm and your make-up will stay in place, guaranteed.
Keep it simple: less is definitely more
You do not want to put too many products on: the less you will put on, the less you will have to deal with retouching your make-up during the day.
Skip foundation: let's be honest, who wants to bother with foundation when it's 40 degrees outside? Although there are many good waterproof foundations out there, it is simply easier and better for your skin to skip applying foundation. Your skin will be able to breath and will sweat less without being covered up.
Cover any imperfections with a good, lightweight concealer.
We love Ilia True Skin Serum Concealer enriched with stabilized vitamin C and mastic, a resin from a tree that grows on the Greek island of Chios, works to mattify and refine skin throughout the day.
Set, set, set, set!
Any base product will tend to crease or melt if you do not set them in place and whereas you could skip this in the winter, you can't in the summer.
We love London Copyright Immaculate Loose Setting Powder, silky-smooth, extremely fine milled and totally invisible, it blends seamlessly over makeup for a shine-free look that lasts all day.
The all year around savior: Mascara
The season doesn´t really matter- mascara is the step to follow. Instantly brightens up your eyes giving you such a fresh look.
Switch to a waterproof or long-lasting mascara for maximum hold. Wait a few minutes before applying a second coat, leaving the first one to dry out completely.
Is there anything better than that wow-effect you achieve with mascara when your face is naturally more tanned? Loving summer.
Our pick: 100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea, infused with maracuja oil, lash conditioning vitamins, and pigments of tea, cocoa, and coffee.
All we want is a bronzy look
Yes, you may already have that tanned goddess look if you were lucky enough to enjoy your summer, or you may still look as pale as a ghost since you did not have the chance to get a tan. Either way, a good bronzer is a savior!
It enhances your natural tan giving you that extra, finishing touch and can fake a good tan if you are stuck in the city working. You can swipe it up on your eyelids to give instant dimension and create a natural, super sexy summer eye look.
Going on with 100% Pure, we love the Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer in Cocoa Glow, laced with luminescent gems and minerals for subtle shimmer and a sun-kissed glow. Available in two shades to suit everybody.
Keep it fast and fabulous
Using versatile products is always a plus regardless of the season, but do you really want to spend ages putting on your make up when you know it is not gonna last long anyway? We better spend that extra time enjoying summer, looking fabulous as always with way less effort.
We love to use the Ilia Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment on our lips and cheeks, especially the shade Sing. It nourishes skin and dries down to a soft wash of color with a modern matte finish.
Avoiding powders can be a good idea in the summer, since they tend to melt down quicker, so try to opt for creamy, liquid products instead. Also, opting for a lip gloss instead of a lipstick is a very good idea, since lipstick can be hard to wear when it´s boiling hot outside whereas lip glosses will hydrate your skin while feeling super light.
The finishing touch
Setting everything in place is essential to make your whole look long-lasting.
We love to spray on the Suki Concentrated Strenghtening Toner and spritz it throughout the day to refresh our make up. Keep it in the fridge for maximum refreshment!
And ta da! You are all set to go!
It´s as simple as that! You only need five minutes to do your melt-proof make up, we have tested this look in the last few weeks of this super hot Italian summer and we can guarantee that they are just fab!
You will of course need to retouch some of them, as you would any other season especially if you are out all day, but their long-lasting formulas will save your life right now.
Do you have any tricks or recommendations on how to create a melt-proof make up look?