By Andrea Fairweather, Celebrity Makeup Artist
When you think of your beauty bag essentials, face primer probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind (or even the second or third!). But when temperatures soar, it can be your best friend!
Face primer helps your makeup glide on easily and look more natural. It can even help soften fine lines, acting as a temporary "filler". Most importantly, it helps your makeup stay put with minimal touch-ups. Here are some tips for achieving primer perfection:
Apply your favorite moisturizer. Let it settle for a few seconds.
Apply your foundation. See the difference? Smooth, even, fresh-looking skin.
As the weather becomes warmer, start to introduce cool water to your morning prep. Simply splash your face with H20 before applying moisturizer and primer. This will help “shrink” pores and allow your primer to lock-in hydration.
Once summer is in full swing, switch out the cool splash of water for an ice cube. Rub it all over your face before continuing with your AM routine. When you step outside and the sun is beating down, you’ll feel a cooling sensation that will put some spring in your step!
After you’re done getting gorgeous, seal the look! Spritz your face with a finishing spray for extra hold, while keeping your skin comfortable. I’m a big fan of the Skindinavia line of finishing sprays. You can choose from different formulas, like matte finish (great in the summer heat), or dewy finish (for more mature skin.)
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Andrea Fairweather is the woman behind the flawless faces of some of the most beautiful women on television. Andrea is the trusted makeup artist to Diane Sawyer, Deborah Norville, Tichina Arnold, Kyra Sedgwick, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Kyra Sedgwick, and many more! She also works with leading men and musicians such as Ben Afleck, Jude Law, Usher, John Mayer and Sean Combs. Andrea’s work can be seen on The Insider, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, Nickelodeon, Law and Order, The History Channel, CNN, ESPN, VH1, and BET. Her advice has graced the pages of People Magazine, Real Simple, The New York Times, and many more top national publications! She knows that time and money are two of the biggest factors when it comes to a woman’s beauty routine, and that women have special cosmetic needs that are often overlooked. She created Fairweather Faces’ revolutionary color-coded makeup system to help women sort through the clutter and learn the tricks of the trade. Everyone deserves the luxury of a professional makeup artist and now women can apply flawless makeup in a few simple steps