We all want a smooth, perfectly matte complexion. Sweltering African summer temperatures can make this particular makeup goal an even bigger challenge, though. Here are our top tips for choosing a foundation that’s guaranteed to keep you looking fresh and cool as a cucumber.
Test Before You Buy
Just as you should try on a number of different styles to find the right swimsuit for your body type, you also need to test out a couple of options before choosing the best foundation for summer heat. Foundation should feel light and airy on your skin. If it feels heavy, there’s a much greater chance that it will ‘melt’ when you perspire.
Go for a Matte Finish
A matte-finish, lightweight foundation for oily skin is your best bet when faced with scorching temperatures. Right now, our favourite matte foundation has to be pore-minimising Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. This liquid, lightweight foundation promises full coverage and advanced oil absorption for a flawless look whatever the weather. Apply some fragrance-free Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer beforehand and end off with a spritz of anti-caking Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Setting Spray for an even smoother, longer-lasting finish.
A translucent powder should be every woman’s go-to when it comes to eliminating that tell-tale summer sheen. Be careful though – apply too much, and your foundation may start to look clumpy. Use an appropriate brush and focus on dusting the product on ever-so-subtly, paying particular attention to your T-zone.
With a bit of prep and the best products you can be sure that you’ll be able to brave the African summer heat glowing with confidence – the right way!