Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beat the Heat Makeup Tips

Okay everyone it is time to beat this heat! Here are some tips for these ooey gooey, gross, melt-your-face-off kind of days.

  • Skip the foundation and just use a pressed or loose powder -- and if you must use foundation, go for something like a mineralized powder which will be light enough not to slide off as the day goes on
  • Skip eyeshadow -- and if you must use eyeshadow, make sure to use a base to prevent your eyeshadow from creasing in the humidity. My favourite base is MAC's paint. Don't use too much or it will crease as well
  • Skip all cream based makeup products like cream blushes, cream shadows, cream foundations and stick with powders
  • Use a waterproof eyeliner like MAC's Fluidline's. These have amazing staying power and are also great on the waterline
  • Use a waterproof mascara as well -- you may not be going swimming, but on days like this, sweat from your forehead can get into your eyes and make a major mess of your mascara
  • Skip filling your brows -- why?? If you are going to be outside at all, you're going to sweat a bit and the last thing you want is to be smearing your eyebrows all over your face! If any of you know of a sure thing stay in place eyebrow filler, please let me know because I have yet to find a fail-safe one!
  • Switch up heavy moisturizers with lightweight lotions, or even gels
  • Carry along a misting bottle with water to give your face a light spritz now and again
So if you're stuck inside, go out and buy a kiddie pool and relax in your yard cause come January, you'll be wishing it was this hot again!!!

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