Whether heat, humidity, or a combination of the two is melting your makeup during the summer months, I have some recommendations that will help keep your face in place!
PRIMER is designed to keep your foundation in place. It also helps smooth fine lines and the appearance of pores. MAC has done a phenomenal job with their new Prep + Prime line. I am a huge fan of their Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 and their Prep+ Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. This finishing powder has me SOLD. It is by far the best translucent powder on the market right now. The finish is perfect! I use a big, fluffy brush and press it into my skin with the brush and then blend all over. It prevents me from having to powder my t-zone several times a day.
EYESHADOW PRIMERS (more specifically, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potions) have made major breakthroughs in the last year. They prevent oily eyelids and your shadows from creasing during these hot summer days. These wonderful little tubes also come in a variety of textures and colors to give different effects to your shadows from matte to shimmer. I typically use a primer on the lids year round because I like the way a primer intensifies the color of the shadow on the lid. If you’re in a pinch and your lids are not too oily, you can try using concealer on the lids as a primer alternative.
FINISHING SPRAYS are the new final step to your makeup routine. MAC Fix + Spray is infused with face calming vitamins and minerals to help add radiance to your skin, as well as set your makeup in place! Urban Decay‘s version, All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray has temperature controlling technology and moisture-resisting properties. Its claim to fame is you can cry, sweat, and get your Jacuzzi on without losing your makeup! This is a great product for the several pool parties you’ll be attending this summer!
There are two other products that I’ve fallen in love with and have become my summer go-to’s! Since I recently discovered Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 50, it has replaced my foundations and tinted moisturizers altogether. It offers translucent coverage while protecting complexions from UV rays. In addition, the foundation evens out skin tone, offers all day moisture (as well as anti-aging properties), and provides a dewy finish. Along with concealer for my under eye area, the foundation partnered up with Prep+Prime Finishing Powder has become the perfect “no-makeup” summertime look. Top it off with NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Corfu; a beautiful shimmering taupe shade that compliments every skin tone. I love that this cream works with the heat and gives the perfect gleam to eyelids.
Now you can enjoy all of your summer events without worrying about re-applying your makeup all summer long! Cheers!
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