July 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm #179787
Since this summer is already hitting record temperatures, I’d really like to see some info/tips on summer makeup. Specifically, ways to keep your face from melting off. I know waterproof eye products are a good idea, but I’d like to know what works best for everyone when it comes to foundation/skin coverage.
What do you recommend? Tinted moisturizers? BB creams? Powders?
Any great primers to avoid a melting face?
What works best for you?
Stay cool out there,
I sweat. A LOT. Haha.July 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm #180141
You may like this video Marlena did last year; it has a few ideas, though not necessarily for skin…
My thinky thoughts… I think something as simple as changing your moisturizer to something that’s more mattifying, if your face tends to get very oily in summer, may make a difference. Carry blotting papers with you; use a mattifying pressed powder (Urban Decay makes ones.) Make Up For Ever has a lot of waterproof/water-resistant products, and not just for the eyes. I know Mat Velvet+ foundation is water-resistant (I think Face and Body is as well).
Personally, I tend to reach for tinted moisturizer most during the summer (I use Bobbi Brown’s oil-free one). Lighter coverage, quick and easy.July 7, 2012 at 2:11 am #180159
I’m a huge fan of BB creams, the one thing which really sold me on them was the very fact that I found they held up way better to the hot and humid summer weather than what foundation does on my uber oily skin. Of course, some were better than others and I admit there were a few which were completely useless for me (to be fair, I imagine they’ed work for people with less oily skin than me), my fall back was always Missha M Perfect Cover. I found that setting powder made a huge difference, and that rice powder based setting powders seemed to work best for me over silica based ones when it came to longevity.July 7, 2012 at 7:23 am #180162
Awesome, thanks Shelly! I didn’t know about Tarte’s waterproof brow mousse. But now I gotta have. Dang, haha.
I’m a huge fan of BB creams, too, Aro, and I’ve been using the Missha M Perfect Cover. But I’m having problems with the setting powder I use with it. I sweat right through it. I’ll try the rice powder and see if that works. Thanks!April 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm #214428
Updated summer 2013 video would be awesome. Maybe highlight new products or trends for seasons.
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