Sweating off your makeup? This foundation is the answer to your prayers
Turns out you can heatwave-proof your makeup routine.
There are so many things we love about the summer, but one thing we hate is how our make-up never stays on our faces.
It can be hard to muster up the motivation to apply a full face of product, especially if you're concerned it will melt away the second you step into the warmer weather.
Having said that, it is possible to heatwave-proof your makeup by considering the products you pop on. The secret, as it turns out, lies in lightweight foundation.
As part of their summer makeup survival guide, Ayu, an Irish makeup brand, have said that the type of foundation you use is instrumental on sunny days.
If you want to doll up before heading out this summer, it's definitely worth heading their advice.
The cosmetics company, which is the brainchild of Irish MUA Suzie O'Neill, stresses the importance of keeping your base light, and their Ayu Fresh Skin Foundation sounds like just the ticket.
As the product is super lightweight, but highly pigmented, it's perfect for sunny days.
On top of that, the vegan formula is enriched with Hyaluronic acid, a skincare ingredient that promotes hydration - which we love to see.
It also goes without saying that it's important to protect your skin from the sun generally. A good SPF under your makeup is non-negotiable.
The Irish Cancer Society has urged the public to limit their time in the sun when the UV is strongest. This typically occurs between 11 am and 3 pm.
Additionally, adults should use sun protection with a factor of 30+, while children should wear at factor 50.