Sun Safe Skin with MAC Cosmetics
Along with getting enough sleep and drinking enough water, protecting your skin from the sun is essential to feel and look your best. Dermatologists recommend wearing facial sun protection daily to protect you from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. While we all reach for SPF beauty products during the summer, sun protection should be part of your daily beauty regime for every season. UVA/UVB rays shine down on Malta almost every day, and can even penetrate clouds!
MAC Cosmetics makes sun protection easy with a full range of foundations, concealers and creams that have SPF built-in. Goga, from MAC Cosmetics’ Tower Road shop, shares her tips for selecting the MAC Cosmetics SPF makeup and skincare that’s right for you — plus some secrets on applying it all like a pro.
For daily protection...
Prep + Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50 is antioxidant-enriched and absorbs instantly to provide you with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. With a breathable, non-oily formula, Face Protect Lotion generates a soft-focus effect when you wear it under any MAC foundation.
This product should be the last step of your skincare regimen and the first of your makeup application. Simply apply it to your skin with your favourite daily moisturiser.
For a barely-there feel...
Try Studio Waterweight SPF30 Foundation. This ultra-fluid formula is a really thin, elastic, liquid-like serum that won’t feel heavy on your face while delivering an even finish. Use the #196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush (specifically made for Studio Waterweight Foundation) to achieve a flawless, silky and stroke-free finish.
For fuller coverage…
Dark spots, maskne, blemishes, scars. We’ve all been there. Sometimes you need a little extra coverage! Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer is highly concentrated for opaque coverage lasting a full 12 hours — with built-in sun protection!
Combine with MAC Studio Tech Foundation for a matte finish. Studio Tech is a cream-to-powder compact foundation is ideal for sensitive skin as it is non-acnegenic. Glides on smoothly and very easy to blend, MAC Studio Tech provides long-wearing, full coverage. This product is best applied using the sponge provided or with a #170 Round Slant Brush, which will give you an even, buffed-out finish. Finish off with MAC Fix+ Matte to provide a long-lasting finish, while controlling shine and oil.
For something in between…
Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation gives you medium, buildable coverage, so you can apply a light layer all over your face and go back for extra coverage where you need it. This foundation is for you if you like a natural, satin finish or if you have fine lines — its unique, cream-gel emulsion contains a blend of powders that create an optical blurring effect to help diminish their appearance.
Goga recommends applying this foundation with the #130 Short Duo Fibre Brush, using swirling motions for a sheer application. Build up coverage using the same brush with light tapping motions.
Sun Safe Skin - The Result
In this bronzed summer makeup look, Goga used the Warm Neutral x15 eyeshadow palette, with highly blendable matte and shimmering shades on her eyes. Goga also used MAC Bronzing Powder in the shade Refined Golden around the edges of her face and on the hollows of her cheeks to create dimension and warmth. Using a highlighter brush, like #240 Large Tapered Blending Brush, apply Hyper Real Glow Palette in “Get it Glowin” on the highest points of the cheekbones, bridge of nose and cupid's bow to create the ultimate bronzed glow.
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