Experts decode make-up hacks for a hot and humid beach holiday

Ready to sizzle this summer without the make-up meltdown? The growing temperatures generate a universal concern on how the skin can be protected from sun damage and other climate related problems.

Check out our curated collection of holiday-proof make-up essentials guaranteed to keep you looking flawless under the blazing sun.

According to Ojas Rajani, celebrity makeup artist n hairstylist and Director and Educator at Ojas Rajani Hairnmakeup Academy n studio “Always remember the heat and humidity according to the country you choose. So instead of using liquid foundation I would rather use spray foundation which are easy to use all over the face and body which is sheer in texture and blends into skin as second skin and also has SPF so you don’t need to use sunscreen separately also it is less messy and you don’t need too many products as this is foundation and concealer all in one and when sets it becomes like a powder and looks sun-kissed so you don’t have to worry about stains or streaking. Also use a waterproof mascara like brands Dior is very safe for your eyes and use pencil based crayon eyeshadow and crayon lip stain as it dries and settles so again no worries of re touch up lastly use ice cubes before makeup or frozen thermal water spray during day to refresh your makeup it does not move your makeup at all and your tingling fresh. Lastly store your products in the fridge when in your hotel or in an icebox while travelling.”

Beach holidays sometimes need minimal makeup or no make-up but it need not be fussy as there are several methods to preserve make-up at the beach. Following are some tips and tricks to keep the make-up glowing from dawn to dusk. Gulnaaz Ashhar, The Golden Ratio Salon, Indore (MP) reveals the do’s and don’ts for the beach make-up.

  • Wear SPF sunscreen
  • Choose the right foundation
  • Glow with bronzer blusher and illuminator
  • Choose neutral eyeshadow for a win-win look
  • Invest in waterproof mascara liner
  • Leave your lipstick behind, and choose lip tints and or a balm for a gorgeous look
  • Go bronzy add shine and let your eyes speak and enjoy your beach holidays
Avoid the following on a beach vacation
  • Avoid full coverage foundation on beaches use tinted moisturizers and BB creams
  • Avoid lipstick, and go for lip balms instead

Shweta Kekal CEO of Meshail unisex salon and spa; SK international academy of beauty and hair, Pune
10 essential products for the perfect beach vacation:

  1. PAC aqua grip primer / pore minimising primer by benefit cosmetics
  2. Derma concealer
  3. Estée Lauder double wear stay in place make up foundation
  4. Mac Studio fix every wear all over face pen
  5. Laura mercier loose powder
  6. Inglot duraline
  7. Chambor stay on and waterproof Kajal pencil
  8. Inglot long mascara
  9. Benefit cosmetics bene tint lip and cheek tint
  10. All-nighter Urban decay makeup setting spay

Shweta adds, “You should follow a gentle cleaning routine, hydrate your skin with aqua base moisturizer, use good toner (pixie) and spf 40 plus sunscreen, after applying concealer to hide the blemishes dab it with makeup setting spray wait for some time and then start applying foundation. Makeup setting spray is a must after foundation as well as after translucent powder. Use cream blusher instead of powder. You can use cream base eyeshadow. Always use minimal foundation, don’t put layers. Waterproof mascara is a must. Avoid heavy eye makeup during day time.”

And there you have it! Our experts have weighed in. Their knowledge and expertise is a sure-fire way to freshen up your looks this time of the year. Explore the vacation vibes with summer-proof products and get ready to stay holiday ready without the makeup meltdown.