Sometimes we forget that once we apply the SPF, we also need to reapply it. Or sometimes, we let the sound of crashing waves lull us into a well-deserved nap. Or, we've had one too many margaritas (with salt) and end up losing track of time. End result of all three scenarios? Sunburned, pinky, red-hot skin.
So what do you do at nighttime, when you're meeting the family for dinner, or having evening drinks with your friends? If you prefer not to go bare-faced, or constantly have to hear, "You look so tired!" here's the how-to for applying makeup on a sunburn from Carmindy, celebrity makeup artist and star of What Not to Wear.
- Smooth an aloe gel over your face to soothe the skin, then use a moisturizer with SPF.
- Apply a liquid foundation with a non-latex sponge, and press it into your skin, being careful not to wipe, which will only make it look streaky. Then, dust a loose, yellow powder all over, which gets rids of shine while neutralizing the red tones, and also sets the foundation.
- Stay away from blush, as adding more pink tones to your skin will only highlight the damage. Instead focus on your lips. Opt for a nude, tawny gloss (one shade deeper than your natural skin tone).
- Use a highlighter underneath your brows, on the inner corners of your eyes and right along the top of your cheekbones.
- You can apply eyeliner and mascara, but stay away from dark shadows.