I love summer. I love the heat, I love the long hours of daylight, I even the love the humidity (well my dehydrated skin does). The only thing I do not like about summer is the havoc it wrecks on my makeup. Here in Toronto, we tend to not only get super warm in the summer, but it also gets very humid, so much so that it can literally melt the makeup off your face. Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve found products that help to melt proof your makeup, without piling on the powder.
For me, my base is priority number one (as it always is), so I spend the most time ensuring that it stays put throughout the day. I start by spraying my face with a setting spray, I really like the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray, as it really helps control the oil on my skin. I use this like a primer to give the makeup something to stick to. I then use an actual primer, I like using the Dior Glow Maximizing Primer because it adds a glow to my skin without adding shine, and keeps my makeup in place. I also like using a primer under my eyes to lock my concealer in place, I recently picked up the Gosh Prime’n Refresh Illuminating Eye Roll On. It brightens my under eye area, and helps to keep my concealer in place.
For my actual base, I like to use a matte base, I’ve been absolutely loving the Rimmel Matte BB Cream this summer, it’s got great coverage for a BB Cream and keeps it’s velvety finish throughout the day. When it comes to blush, I like using cream products in the summer. I’ve found that they stay put, and work better with the heat and humidity. The Rimmel Stay Blush has been my go to cream blush this summer.
Waterproof mascara is a must for me throughout the year, but especially in the summer. The Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara is great, because it gives a slightly glossy look to the lashes, and doesn’t smudge. I don’t always use an eyeshadow primer, I don’t find I need it, but when it’s hot, it’s a must. I like the L’Oreal Colour Riche Eye Primer, because you can apply it right to your eyelids from the stick and it’s a nude shade, so it also cancels out any discolouration on your lids. With this primer, I find that even powder eyeshadows stay put all day in the heat.
On my lips, I like to use stains in the heat. They just seem to stay in place and look good, despite how hot it is. I like the Revlon Colour Stay Moisture Stain because it gives my lips the glossiness I like, but is low maintenance because it fades into a lovely stain.
Finally, after I’ve applied all my makeup, I will set everything with another layer of the setting spray to lock everything into place.
So there you have it, the products like to use, to melt proof my makeup.
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