Ahh, summer is finally here. Well, not in technicality but in temperature if you live in St. Louis. It's what most of us look forward to all year. But there's one little problem...
I'm here to save the day & share my tips. You're welcome.
1. Prime Yo Face
>>If you are on the dry side, I really like to use this primer.
>>If you are on the oily side, I would look for a primer that is specifically marketed as mattifying. Here are a few options: this one, or this, and another.
And a money & space saving hack is to use your setting spray as a primer! If you're into double duty beauty, you need to try this one.
PRO TIP: Apply your primer and let it set for about 5-10 minutes while you're doing other things.
2. Limit Your Use of Liquids & Creams
If you are a liquid foundation girl, then you HAVE to try this foundation. While it goes on as a liquid, it dries to a powder finish.
You will also want to apply concealer a little more sparingly and only on areas you need--like those designer bags (helllurrrr). This is my concealer of choice and a little bit goes a long way. It is VERY pigmented!
And this is the perfect time to just stick to powders (compact or loose--your choice).
3. Set Yo Makeup
I typically like to pair both of these products, ESPECIALLY in warmer months. But if you can only afford one--go with the powder.
>>Setting Powder: Dust this all over your face after applying foundation and concealer.
PRO TIP: You can "bake" the areas you've applied cream concealers to (under the eyes) but be careful if you have dry or aging skin. Baking simply means applying a LOT of setting powder to these specified areas and letting it sit for a few minutes before dusting it away.
>>Setting Spray: This is the final act. Once you have applied all of the above, extend your arm out at least a foot away from your face and spritz while making either an x or + motion. Or do both if you're extra like me.
Blot your face! Stash blotting sheets in your purse for touchups during the day or night. Do not rub, this will remove the makeup. Simply press the blotting sheet into your skin and lift away, absorbing excess oil and sweat. Here are some options:
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Now that you're all set (wink wink), I hope you have an amazing summer!
Two-time cancer survivor & beauty addict.
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