Summer officially arrived on June 20th, but I think many of us have been “feeling the heat” the past couple weeks! Whether you’re a sun worshiper or shade seeker, we’ve solved the summertime sadness that can happen with your foundation. Between the heat, sun, water, sand and increased physical activity during the warm summer months, we encounter a new host of skin issues and concerns, and along with that come foundation woes. Is it clogging your pores? Does it feel heavy on your skin? Does it melt off the second you step outside? Are you using the right shade after that weekend at the beach?
If any of those sound like you, then listen up! W3LL PEOPLE‘s luxe all-natural makeup formulas are breathable with active skincare benefits perfect for solving any summer skin issues. We promise that you will love our foundations and that our collection contains the perfect summertime solution for you. We’ve designed our products to have a weightless texture and formulated them with premium quality ingredients, such as pure zinc oxide to help protect your face from UV and UVB rays. The key to foundation in the summer is picking a summer-friendly formula that’s right for you, and learning how to apply it correctly. W3LL PEOPLE co-founder and green beauty guru Shirley Pinkson shares her tips for getting a natural, summery look—and the coverage you need—without feeling weighed down.
Find Your Foundation
Our collection of good-for-you cosmetics offers three super-powered options when it comes to foundation. Our newest product, Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer, is the ultimate all-natural makeup + skincare hybrid! This hydrating cream formula evens out skin-tone, offers a radiant, dewy finish, and protects your skin with SPF 30. Bio Tint is loaded with goodness: organic coconut to hydrate, broccoli seed oil for a flawless application that smooths and brightens, organic pomegranate to rejuvenate, and a state-of-the-art algae extract to combat hyper-pigmentation!
Altruist Foundation Powder has long been one of our staple products. However, this spring our fan-favorite Altruist underwent a makeover to make the formula even better! This reinvented mineral powder calms your skin with aloe and chamomile, and uses the ancient power of freshwater pearl powder to create a finish that is dewy and hydrated, never dry or chalky. The addition of non-miconized zinc oxide allows Altruist Foundation Powder to protect your skin from environmental damage.
If your skin tends to be dry, or you really appreciate makeup that lets you glow, we recommend our Narcissist Foundation Stick. This miracle formula is based on premium organic, omega rich sunflower seed oil known for it’s nourishing and healing properties. Although it’s a “cream”, it blends and breathes with skin seamlessly–even in the heat of summer. Just be sure to amp up your Bio Brightener Invisible Powder to help set the foundation while also adding a luminous highlight.
If you are new to our products and need help selecting your correct foundation shade, consult our handy Shade Selector tool.
Get Sun-Kissed with Bio Bronzer
Our Bio Bronzer Stick or Bio Bronzer Powder will become powerful tools in your makeup arsenal, whether you like a sun-kissed glow, or are a fervent SPF-applier! Bronzer can be used to fake a golden glow, and can also be used to slightly alter the appearance of your go-to foundation, so that it can work for you throughout the summer.
Start by deciding which product is right for you. Our Bio Bronzer Powder is great if you have oily skin, or tend to feel like your makeup moves around or disappears after several hours of wear. Our Bio Bronzer Stick offers the same flawless bronze glow (not too orange, not too glittery) in a cream formula that is perfect for achieving a dewy finish, and for helping those with dry skin infuse it with both color and hydration!
To “faux the glow”, simply swipe your Bio Bronzer of choice anywhere on your face where the sun would naturally hit it. Your approach should be slightly different from your contouring routine, since you aren’t trying to shape or slip the face, but are simply trying to create the illusion of having spent the day outside. We recommend applying Bio Bronzer to the the crown of your head near the hairline, lightly along your nose and underneath the apex of your cheek bone. Blend the bronzer out accordingly to create a natural-looking summertime glow.
If you did get a weekend out in the sunshine (lucky you!) and you wake up Monday feeling like your go-to foundation shade is looking just slightly chalky on your skin, don’t fret! Bio Bronzer can again come to the rescue to help adjust your foundation by 1-2 shades. Simply mix a small amount of Bio Bronzer Powder into your powder foundation to help darken the shade and add a natural golden undertone. Or, try layering our Bio Bronzer Stick lightly over your favorite cream foundation to help infuse color back into the skin. If you are very fair skinned you might want to try this trick with our Bio Bronzer Powder combined 50/50 with a translucent powder, such as our Bio Brightener Invisible Powder.
Use the Right Tools for Coverage
Sticky, sweaty fingers are not the ideal foundation applicators for obvious reasons. Instead, after moisturizing or priming skin, use the W3LL PEOPLE Foundation Brush to apply the Narcissist Foundation Stick. Blend the creamy formula into your skin to conceal blemishes, reduce redness, and even tone, and tap the brush under your eyes to minimize dark circles. To apply our Altruist Foundation Powder try our Kabuki Brush.
Get a Sheer, Luminous Finish
To create that healthy, radiant look, dust on a layer of our must-have Bio Brightener Invisible Powder with the Kabuki Brush. This weightless clear powder is packed with delicious organic and natural actives like crushed fresh water pearl. Yeah, its amazing. And if we still haven’t convinced you that foundation is indeed a fit for summer, the Bio Brightener Invisible Powder can be your hero! Used by itself it acts like a clear foundation. It will minimize pores, even skin tone and create an age-defying soft focus effect. Bonus: it helps manage excess oil and shine while creating a gorgeous, youthful glow on the skin. Be sure to lightly spritz the complexion one final time to complete your gorgeousness. That final spritz will help blend, even and set our gorgeously good for you makeup.