Monday, August 11, 2014
Hi everyone, my very 1st 'How To' is live today. Read away and weigh in too...
Triple digit temperatures have been upon us. Thankfully the end is in sight. Your body's natural air-conditioning, aka sweat, can literally melt your makeup right off of your face! Like we don’t have enough to worry about! Here are a few tips to keep your makeup right where you want it, even in the colder months. They have worked for me, hopefully they work for you…
Moisturize with an oil-free, light weight moisturizer to reduce buildup. This helps your skin lock in moisture and stops your body from over compensating by producing oil.
Find a really good primer and use it before applying your makeup. It preps your skin, helps your makeup glide on smoothly, blend in better and improves staying power. You can also try mixing the primer in with a tinted moisturizer for a lightweight, all day staying power.
Use long-wear formulated makeup products. Anything made for all day coverage, whether it's foundation, eyeshadow, or lipstick tends to last a little longer. I say try different brands until you find the one that delivers what it promises.
Use a slightly wet brush to apply your eyeshadow. This ensures your brush picks up enough product and applies smoothly and more intensely to your lids. I can’t over emphasize the importance of adding good makeup brushes to your arsenal. Sonia Kashuk for Target is a great and more affordable alternative to Mac brushes.
Waterproof mascara will save your life. Not really. But it will keep you from walking around with “raccoon eyes” by the end of the day and not knowing it too.
Set your foundation with an oil absorbing powder. Bring your best face forward literally by setting it all using a couple spritzes of Mac Fix + and let it air dry. This locks it all in.
Touch up as you go. If you notice oiliness, use blotting paper to get rid of excess oil on the go. Avoid adding more powder as this could end up looking “cake-y.” Bathroom seat covers and wrapping tissue cut up into little squares are a cheap alternative to buying expensive blotting paper. They work just as good. Tried and tested, Ha!
I hope these tricks of the trade will help your summer beauty routine last all season long and beyond!
Have you struggled with keeping your makeup on? Would love to hear your personal experiences in the comments section below...