Nowadays, many people can’t leave their house without wearing makeup. It became norm in this generation to always look your best in person or even in photos, now that social media is a trend.
Some fair skinned people opt to get an occasional spray tan to keep their skin glowing, so as not to appear pale. This raises the question “can you wear makeup after a spray tan?”.
The simple answer to this is yes. But take note that it is best to wait for 6 to 8 hours minimum to make sure that your tan sets perfectly. Applying makeup products on your skin before it sets can make your tan blotchy. You also don’t want to get your face face wet within this time as it can remove the spray tan product and you may have just wasted money for nothing.
Makeup over a spray tan can enhance the appearance of your new glow, complimenting one another.
One thing to remember though is that you won’t be able to use your regular makeup as your skin will be a darker shade than before. You. will need to buy makeup products that will match your new skin tone.
General Makeup Tips for Newly Tanned Skin
- Darker skin requires a darker shade of foundation. You may buy one that matches your skin exactly or you can also mix your old foundation with a bronzer to make it darker.
- You can apply your mascara to the upper and lower lashes to make your eyes pop. A dark shade of eyeliner and mascara can give you a noticeable eye definition that looks sharp and polished.
- Opt for lip colors that can blend will with your complexion. Nude lipsticks or brown, peach, and rose are good choices which will not overpower your news skin color; rather it will draw more attention to it.
- To give your eyes more intensity, pick up some nude or neutral colored eyeshadows s a little can go a long way. If you want to, you may also want to add shimmers. This will make it look extra without being bold.
- Soft shades for blush like peach can bring out the feminine and youthful glow in you.
Easy on Base Makeup
If it’s your first time to get a tan and you feel uneasy about it then we strongly suggest you go easy on base makeup. This includes foundation, concealer and powder. This may also include BB Creams, CC Creams, CC Cushions, Tinted Sunscreens or Tinted Moisturizer.
For the mean time, you can just use mascara for your eyes, cream or liquid blushes for your cheeks and some lip color. Try to be minimal during the first week to help your skin adjust a bit.
As a last tip — if you make it a habit to get regular tans, prepare at least 2 shades of foundation so you can adjust it based on your skin tone.
Removing makeup with a makeup remover shouldn’t be a problem if you waited that recommended hours for the tan to set in. This will not damage your spray tan as it only removes the top layer which is makeup. Though gentler ones like micellar water, also very easily available, are a great choice.