You may have skirted through summer thus far in the AC, but with so many outdoor spaces to enjoy, you’re bound to end up outside on one of Chicago’s hottest days. Here's how to do a makeup look that’ll last—no matter how hot it is.
CHANEL Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 ($45). 935 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-5500
Earlier this summer, Levin came to town from Los Angeles—where her celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Michelle Williams—to show us CHANEL’s newest makeup and skincare products. We couldn’t let her get away without giving us a few makeup tricks for hot days:
“Start with a great primer under your foundation. This will help the makeup stay longer, and you can get a separate primer for your eyelids.”
“Lightweight or long-lasting cosmetics and foundations tend to last longer in the hot summer months than conventional makeup. Recently I love using the new CHANEL Les Beiges All-in-One Healthy Glow Fluid SPF 15 (pictured above).”
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“Mineral powder lays on the skin and allows it to breath and function normally. It’s weightless coverage will still look flawless even if you feel like a sweaty mess. Minerals are also anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and have a natural SPF.”
“Use blotting papers or rice papers to absorb oil and leave pigment in place. Hydration mists are also great for balancing your skin and controlling oil.”
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“For eyes, I like to encourage my clients to use powders instead of wax-based products. Eyeliner is wax and pigment, so it's little wonder that as soon as your body temperature rises, the eyeliner starts melting down your face.”
“Another great summer must-have is a good setting spray, such as Skindinavia (pictured above). Mix a little bit with your foundation while you're applying it to give it even better staying power.”
Water Resistant Blush, Cargo ($26). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
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“Streamline your makeup routine by using a BB cream, which serves as a moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, and foundation all in one.”
“In hot and sticky weather, look for extended-wear and waterproof options. Usually cream-based blushes are the way to go when the temperature rises. However, Cargo’s Water Resistant Blush offers hours upon hours of long wear.”
Fearless Cheek Stain, Tarte ($30). Sephora, 108 N. State St. #134, 312-263-8688
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“If a moisturizer is too heavy for the season and your skin type, makeup will literally slide off. If the skin is not moisturized enough or at all, your skin will pull from the hydration in your products and cause makeup to fade. A face that is primed properly enhances anything you layer on top.”
“Foundation and blush are usually the first things to fade, so my go-to blush is Tarte's Cheek Stain. There is no mess with the application, and it stains the cheeks with a natural hint of color.”