Monday, August 11, 2014

How To: Keep Your Makeup On In The Hot Summer Heat & Beyond

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...

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  1. Hey Ms. on the toilet paper cover..who would have thought??!!....ur the best babe!!!. Thank you for your beauty and fashion tips. My makeup is surely looking better. Couldn't have been able to do it without you. Was wondering if you would do a little tutorial on the eyebrow.
    Ps. Love everything about you. Being there for your friends and fans. You are a true being...WE LOVE YOU IDU!!!!!!!!


    1. Thats great! Glad things are working better for you. Funny how we discover DIY tricks that work wonderfully well. Yes I'd love to do a brow tutorial. Will get to it soon as possible. Will try to get a google hang out in too. Thanks for the support and love you back...

  2. Hi idu pls can you give us some tips as to makeup brands we can purchase / use and have a lasting effect.

  3. Hey there! Great question. A lot of people tend to be oily so the oil free formulas are greatly recommended. Be sure to prime your face tho to get the desired effect be it for your foundation or for eyeshadow. Mac prolong wear and studio sculpt both deliver exactly what they promise, at least a 10 hours of wear which I think is awesome! Estee Lauder double wear stay in place in another one I swear by. I actually switch between that and Mac studio fix. I hope this helps some...

    1. Oge Nwnakwo -ElekwachiAugust 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Yes it sure does. Keep it up lady ...... *smiles*

  4. Oge Nwnakwo -ElekwachiAugust 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Thanks Idu ,

  5. Thanks ldu for all the tips I will willingly try them all
    & coming frm you,truly appreciated

  6. Good tips, keep them coming. Am not a make up pro but I love to have them on stand-by. Now we don't have to wonder what the secrets are; thanks for sharing Idu. Nice of you

    1. You are very welcome Juliet, thank you for stopping by.