Ace of base
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Hi, I’m Cher Webb
, Pro Makeup Artist and Beauty Influencer. Passionate about all things beauty and taking inspiration from my experience working at Red Carpet events, VIP clients and backstage at Fashion Weeks globally. In my new role as Marie Claire Makeup Master I will be sharing quick and achievable everyday looks, hot Makeup topics and trends!
One of the HOTTEST topics of the moment is how to keep your base super-durable and long wearing in the heat.
This is one of the warmest and longest UK summers and without a doubt the most humid. Here are some tips on how to keep that shine at bay and how to boss that base.
PREP SET GO!
Beauty is skin deep and prepping the face for every eventuality is key to a long wearing flawless base. Lock in your foundation with the best primer
that is most suited to your skin type and one that will bring out the best in your complexion.
This unique smoothing formula blurs imperfections whilst protecting the skin from the environment. An all round beauty staple! If you are looking to absorb oil and reduce redness try the MAC Prep and Prime Skin, £22.50.
A total winner, this will lock your base in place.
Givenchy Mister Mat, £29
is an invisible magic gel that leaves a light flawless veil, that’s also brilliant at absorbing shine and creating the perfect canvas for makeup.
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
I love low maintenance bases, here are some of the best foundations
that are heat proof and shine proof. The game changers that I pull out of the bag for red carpet, destination brides and everyday flawless babes…
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation, £27.50, has up to 36 hours long wear! Say whaaat!!?? Nothing will budge this bad boy! This formula is seamless and lightweight and there’s no need for powder touch ups. A strong contender in my makeup kit and my personal makeup bag.
Estee Lauder Double Wear, £33.50 is a global all star! With it’s 24 hour staying power, zero transfer and a medium buildable coverage.
YSL All Hours Foundation, £33.50 is an absolute game changer with it’s gorgeous matte hybrid finish. It’s enriched with a signature skincare complex, so it’s got your back when it comes to the shine and heat.
FIX UP LOOK SHARP
Fixing sprays or make-up setting sprays
are a new obsession of mine. You have to try the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £24. One quick spritz of this magic mist to complete your makeup regime, giving up to 16 hours of wear, winning.
I also like to take it back to the classics with blotting papers… little mini God-sends. So easy and effective, just lightly press the paper onto the t-zone area and upper lip – any excess oil and sweat from the face will be instantly absorbed without removing any makeup. And you are left feeling really refreshed – genius!