5 Top Tips To Keep Your Loose Pigments Set This Summer

5 Top Tips To Keep Your Loose Pigments Set This Summer

5 Top Tips To Keep Your Loose Pigments Set This Summer

The summer has always been a fun and exciting time to experiment with different makeup looks. Whether you’re a freelance beauty guru or you’re heading to some festivals with friends this summer, we’re sure you’ll be looking for ways to get creative with your makeup!

If you’re looking for quick and easy ways to add some colourful glamour and shimmer to your summer looks, we will always recommend loose pigments. These super-fine, super-pigmented products are so versatile and can be used as eyeshadows, highlights and more!

However, when the heat starts to rise, you’ll need to find some fail proof ways to keep your makeup looking fresh and stop your loose pigments from smudging off in the heat. With years of experience working with all kinds of makeup products in all kinds of conditions, Lick and Lash are here to give you some useful tips and tricks to keep your loose pigments set this summer.

  1. Choose a Matte Base

If you want to use loose pigments as a highlighter, then we love your style! However, if you want it to stay put on your face as you’re jumping to your favorite song at a festival in the summer heat, you’ll need to give it a good base to stick to. Choosing the right foundation is an essential building block to having a flawless makeup look.

We recommend using a more matte foundation as your makeup base. This is because the foundation itself will have more lasting-power, thus helping your loose pigment to sit comfortably on your face and withstand the sweat and oils that’ll naturally occur on your skin on a hot day.

Dewy skin lovers, there’s no need to worry! The loose pigments will add all the shine and shimmer that you love so there’s no need to worry. If you are particularly keen on a super glowy look, you can always go in with a little extra highlighter.

  1. Use Eye Primer

Speaking of bases, it can be just as important to use the right base on your eyelids ready for the application of loose pigments. If you’re looking to create a show-stopping eyeshadow look with loose pigments, you could benefit from using an eyeshadow primer.

Eye primer can give your loose pigments something to stick to instead of sliding off of the natural oils your eyelids produce. Not only can eyeshadow primer provide a tacky base for your loose pigments, but they can also help to smooth over any fine lines or wrinkles.

If you’re looking to achieve a flawless application of looe pigments on your eyes with an increased lasting-power, then eye primers are definitely a product you should be adding to your makeup collection this summer. 

  1. Choose Oil-Free Pigments

As we all know, oil-based products are more likely to slip off your face during the day. Whilst this isn’t always the case for people with dry skin, it can wreak havoc on babes with oily skin and ruin all the hard work spent on creating the perfect makeup look.

Oily skin can be an even more common problem during the summer. When you’re applying oil-based products onto an already  oily face, it’ll be too slippery and will cause your makeup to slide right off.

Luckily for you, our range of loose pigments are all oil free! This not only helps them to have the impressive colour and pigmentation that’s made them so popular with beauty gurus, but it’ll also give them some extra strength against oils and sweat.


  1. Build up in Thin Layers

We totally understand the temptation to dip in your makeup brush into your shimmering pot of loose pigments and have fun applying it to your face. However, if you apply too much too soon, it can cause a heavy build-up of pigment that’ll cause fallout problems.

Having a too-thick layer of makeup can be uncomfortable in the summer heat, whilst also being more likely to slide off during the day. We recommend building your loose pigment slowly in thin layers to achieve your desired result. You can use either a soft brush or your fingers, whatever you prefer!

Not only will this technique give you a flawless and perfectly-blended finish, but it’ll also have more lasting-power and resilience against the summer heat. After all, you’ve spent all that time creating the perfect look, so you need to have the chance to flaunt it!

  1. Setting Spray is your Best Friend

If you need your makeup to last for a long time or under intense weather conditions, setting spray is there to back you up. Perfect for keeping makeup in place and sitting comfortably on the face, setting spray will help to keep your loose pigments, as well as your other makeup, stay put.

So, whether you’re attending a cute summer party and need to look great for all the photos, or you’re lucky enough to be heading off to a festival this summer, setting spray is essential. Depending on the setting spray you choose, it can also give your makeup a little extra something, perfect for any photography. 

Once you’ve applied your loose pigments, give them a second to settle. Then, grab your chosen setting spray and spray your face in an X shape, then a T shape. This will help to evenly disperse the setting spray and ensure all areas of your face are covered.

Get your Glow on!

Are you looking for high quality, intensely pigmented loose pigments to keep you looking glamorous and gorgeous this summer? If so, make sure to browse our extensive range of loose pigments. Consisting of stunning shades ranging from cobalt blue to daring red, we’ve got you covered.

If you’ve got any questions about our range of loose pigments or any other of our makeup products, feel free to get in touch with us! Our friendly team of makeup experts will be able to answer any of your questions and help you find the perfect product for you.