Summer officially begins this week, and the timing couldn’t be better for a top beauty guru to share some of her best humidity-proof makeup tips. As an internationally recognized makeup artist, image consultant, and skin care consultant, Karuna Chani of KC Makeup has created fresh and smudge-free bridal looks during the hottest days of the year. Here are her secrets for flawless makeup that can withstand those balmy summer weddings.
1) Priming is essential.
To prevent makeup from smudging and creasing, it is important to prime your skin first. Nars’ Eye Primer has a lightweight formula which will stop your eyeshadow and liner from smearing. Before you apply the shadow, dot the primer on your lid to create a smooth canvas to help keep eye colors vivid and fresh all day long.
2) Smoky eye security.
To achieve a pigmented, smoky eye, look no further than the highly coveted Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. These eyeshadow sticks come in several gorgeous colors and are extremely easy to apply. I love to use them when I’m travelling, as they glide on like silk and blend easily without flaking.
3) Flashy lashes fo’ days.
Need va-va-voom lashes? Benefit’s BAD Gal Waterproof Mascara performs amazingly – it’s intensely pigmented and stays put. The wand is instantly recognizable for its giant brush and it leaves lashes clump-free.
4) Lined to perfection.
When it comes to liner, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner has been a personal favorite for many years. I use it everywhere. On shoots, for the red carpet, and even just to pop out to grab an iced latte. It’s a non-smearing, budge-proof formula that never tugs on the eyelid when you apply it. On days when you’re going for a fierce cat eye or just want slight definition, this liner will always have your back!
5) Dew don’t stew.
To stay shine-free, look to Make Up Forever Loose Powders – they are the go-to for makeup pros for good reason. Long-wearing, long-lasting, and matte; these finely milled powders glide on beautifully and set make-up perfectly without creasing and caking. They are perfect for harsh climates as they are water-resistant and absorb oil. Dust a small amount lightly after foundation and concealer – a little goes a long way.