Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Perfect Base for Summer

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Perfect Base for Summer

What are the first few questions that arise while applying makeup in summer? Will my makeup stay for a long time? What if sweat spoils the whole look? Is putting on makeup a good idea? And much more. Well, we don’t blame you, the scorching heat of summer is a little challenging when it comes to makeup. But that doesn’t mean you should stop doing what you love the most, right? Summer season will last longer, and so will your makeup with SÉRY. To withstand the summer heat and keep your makeup on point we have curated a step-by-step guide for you.

Step 1: Never Skip CTM (Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturiser)

Never Skip CTM

Your CTM plays an important role in building the stability for flawless makeup. It is important to cleanse your face with a cleanser that suits your skin type. Since it’s summer, we recommend using one that doesn’t make the face oily. You can also exfoliate to scrub off the roughness, blackheads, and whiteheads, this helps in creating a smoother canvas by removing all the dirt and grime. Along with the face, ensure to exfoliate your lips also by using your favorite lip scrub to scrape off the dead cells sitting on the surface of the lips. This helps in the smooth application and long stay of the lipstick.  Once, you are done with the cleansing and exfoliating part, apply toner all over your face for hydration and moisturise it well with the moisturiser. For the lips, apply a good layer of hydrating lip balm so that it nourishes them well.

Step 2: Build Your Base

Face Primer

To build the base of your makeup, use a face primer to smoothen or blur the pores, and refine the texture to achieve a flawless look. Take a little or the required amount of SÉRY Perfect Finish Face Primer on your mixing plate or back on the hand and apply it on the face using a brush or finger. If you are using your finger for the makeup, ensure it is clean and dirt free to avoid any chances of infection, or irritation. The face primer is curated with ultra-light fluid and water-based formula that is enriched with vegetal glycerine and a mix of other skin-loving ingredients. It is the best face primer that is suitable for summer because it gives a mattifying effect and holds the makeup for a long period of time.

Step 3: Correct the Discoloration

Those late-night binge-watches and sleepless nights munching on your favorite junk food must have elevated the darkness under the eyes. Well, to balance them out, use SÉRY Fade It Color Corrector in shade orange to correct the dark areas and shade green to cancel out the redness caused by acne or pimples. The color corrector of SÉRY is enriched with Tropical Oil that lightens the dark spot and gives intense hydration to the skin. Made with a buildable formula the product allows you to start by using a little quantity and add on more if required. Doing this will give a balanced look by neutralizing the uneven areas and lending an even canvas for further makeup.

Step 4: Conceal the Unevenness

Conceal the Unevenness

After neutralizing the discoloration, you need to cover those orange and green color correctors with a liquid concealer to see the real magic. Don’t apply face foundation directly after the color corrector, always add a layer of concealer for an even look. Take SÉRY Hi-Covér Super Coverage Concealer of one shade lighter than your skin tone to get that highlighted look and even out the darkness apply it on the required area. This liquid concealer is curated with a unique formula that has the goodness of Jojoba Oil, Mimosa, and Sunflower Wax which helps in tightening the pores and making you look young while lending hydration to the skin in the heat of summer.  For the under eyes apply it in dots and blend it well with the damped beauty blender or concealer brush. For areas like cheeks also use the same way. Why are we emphasizing this method? This helps in building the base without making it look cakey. You must be seeing the current trend over your Instagram feeds wherein the concealer is applied in a triangular shape under the eye. For summers this method would lead to a makeup towards a cakey side, therefore, follow less is more concept and build the makeup.

Step 5: Apply Matte Finish Foundation

Make matte your best friend during summer because the season makes you sweaty and shiny. The matte makeup on the other hand will help your face look clean and oil-free. Not all matte foundations will help in fulfilling summer needs, therefore, be wise while choosing the one for yourself. We recommend you use SÉRY Fix ‘N’ Click Foundation Stick, which has been crafted by our experts to give a creamy matte texture to give you a seamless matte finish after blending. For seamless blending just use the built-in applicator, it is made with soft bristles to give you a feather-like feel and even application while you swipe it on your skin. This foundation stick is curated with a lightweight formula that gives the skin a comfortable feel all day long. Brownie point of this foundation is the goodness of Kaolin Clay, Vitamin E, and SPF-15. They help in keeping the skin’s health intact by providing nourishment, hydration and protecting it against harmful rays.

Step 6: Set the Base

Set the Base

The basic thumb rule. Your makeup will not stay in place if you skip the setting part. Especially during summer when you tend to get sweatier, it is extremely important to give your base a few dabs of translucent powder or setting powder. Take SÉRY Translucent Face Powder, and load the puff applicator with a minimum amount of product. Dab it on the T-zone under and the areas that tend to get oily and sweaty. This lightweight product gives sheer coverage with a smooth velvety finish that keeps your makeup intact for a long period of time.

Tip: When on the go, carry this travel-friendly translucent powder and dab away the tiredness by giving your face a touch of this hydrating translucent powder.

During the summer, the matte foundation can be a savior for your skin. It is specifically designed to prevent oil from ruining your makeup in hot weather. However, makeup artists suggest avoiding an all-matte appearance and instead pairing a shine-free face with a strategically placed metallic eye or glossy lips. This combination of textures can make your face more captivating and vibrant.

All the products that are listed above are not only experts at giving a matte finish, but they are great at giving skin nourishment and hydration with the goodness of care ingredients infused in them. Relish the dual benefits of matte + care and have a great summer makeup experience.

Nisha Rathi
Author: Nisha Rathi
Nisha Rathi is a Content Writer with an experience in the beauty, fashion & lifestyle industries for more than 3 years. She has a keen interest in makeup and loves to explore new dimensions of it. Apart from writing, she is fond of reading fictional novels and enjoys exploring different types of food.