Is This The Ultimate Summer Beauty Hack?

26th July 2016

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You’re probably well aware of the oh-my-god-it’s-too-hot heatwave that graced the UK last week. It was verging on 30°C and the entire country was in meltdown. We’re not equipped for that sort of weather over here!

Day one and I decided it would be a FANTASTIC idea to go along like normal and put on my full coverage foundation. What an idiot.

After approximately 3.5 seconds it had all melted off and I was left with blotches of cakey foundation and regretted ever leaving the house.

I was kicking myself for not investing in a Summer suitable base but then I thought, why not make my own tinted moisturiser?

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It’s the easiest thing in the world and I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner!

All I did was mix 1 pump of my everyday foundation with my regular moisturiser. It’s as simple as that!

What made it even better is that my foundation- Rimmel Lasting Finish – contains SPF 20 which is an essential during warm weather.

It stayed put all day, my skin had a gorgeous glow and looked so natural.

I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this little trick before but it’s my new go-to for those hot, humid days!

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Do you have any Summer beauty hacks?

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Comments (20)

  • TheBeauty&FoodLab

    26th July 2016 at 2:31 pm

    This is a great hack that works so good.. I sometimes mix a foundation with a gel creme to get a matte effect!!

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th July 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Oooh that sounds great! Thanks for reading xxx

      1. TheBeauty&FoodLab

        26th July 2016 at 9:03 pm

        Thanks!! You should try it out if you have an oily skin type!! xx..💗

  • Lifestylebites3

    26th July 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Pretty new invention and I totally agree with you as the past couple of days, it has been quite hectic with staying power of makeup and to be honest, it was literally running away from the face. Not a good scene at all! I just sealed to powder foundation after moisturiser ion and strictly skipped fluid foundation which in turn had a good staying power

  • JustJayBeauty

    26th July 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Ahh my mum has been doing this since the 80s, it’s such a great little hack 🙂 Jay x

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th July 2016 at 3:48 pm

      It’s such a great idea, I can’t believe I didn’t think of trying it sooner! X

  • rosetintedpics

    26th July 2016 at 5:00 pm

    oh my gosh this is a brilliant idea! I was sweating in the uk heatwave too! It’s been a lot cooler today though xx

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th July 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you! It was so hot, i’m glad it’s cooled down haha! xx

      1. rosetintedpics

        26th July 2016 at 9:06 pm

        You’re welcome! Yes!! Same! xx

  • badpeachesblog

    26th July 2016 at 5:23 pm

    WOW great life hack! ❤️ /KM

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th July 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks for reading! xx

  • Molly

    26th July 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Such an amazing, and smart, idea! Definitely going to have to try this out!

    1. Emma Kershaw

      26th July 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you! It’s so simple and is perfect for the heat!xx

  • beautyholics101

    27th July 2016 at 2:38 am

    That’s a great little tip! The US is in a crazy heat wave right now too, so I’m definitely trying it
    No more melting foundation for me! Thanks for sharing such a great post 🙂
    I have a post on my blog about how to make your makeup last all day in the heat, check it out if you want more tips to survive the U.K.’s heat wave!

    1. Emma Kershaw

      27th July 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! 🙂 I’ll definitely check it out!

  • uncoerced

    29th July 2016 at 11:15 am

    Living in a tropical climate it’s so funny hearing people talking about 30 degrees as their heat wave ahaahah 🙂 I usually thin out my foundation with moisturizer as well or an oil if my face is extra dry.

    1. Emma Kershaw

      29th July 2016 at 11:29 am

      Hahaha 30 degrees is so unusual over here and no one can handle it!

  • Alifya BeautylifeTalk

    29th July 2016 at 9:19 pm

    This is a great hack! and works so well! Great post btw 🙂

  • leilanicheeakwai

    7th August 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this out for a day I want lighter coverage. I might mix it with my Nivea post shave balm xx

    1. Emma Kershaw

      7th August 2016 at 3:17 pm

      That sounds like such a great idea! Let me know how it goes xx

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