Who struggles to keep their makeup in place, especially in summer? We're all raising our hands with you, it's okay. I have tried different combinations of products over the years and put the following to the ultimate test at a beach wedding this past weekend.
I did a super quick makeup application for the rehearsal, just using my usual cream concealer and pressed powder and tried a spritz of the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray-Bridal. They formulated the infamous Urban Decay setting sprays after all, so I thought that would do the trick. Cue temps in the upward 90s and sweat dripping down my face, taking my makeup with it. For full disclosure, I should add that I skipped primer that morning. What can I say, I stayed up late the night before and was looking for a shortcut.
Repeat after me: It's a crime not to prime.
I use this one.
Also cue the anxiety that I had opted out of having my makeup professionally done. I had visions of looking like a melting wax figure next to the other bridesmaids who were airbrushed to perfection. Fast forward to the big day, and I made sure to use the 3 products that go unseen but make a BIG difference! I applied primer, makeup as usual, and then this Behold Translucent Setting Powder all over. This particular product is extremely finely milled so that it helps blur imperfections without settling into fine lines and pores. This is a colorless product that provides a matte finish. And if you have dry or aging skin like I do, then you know not all setting powders are created equal!
This Behold powder has a mesh screen and a plastic stopper so that the product doesn't spill all over your makeup bag. Another plus! I prefer to use this brush because it has micro-crystal fibers that are designed for strong powder pickup and release. And it has 2 ends! Sometimes I use the smaller concealer end to blend my cream concealer, and other times I use it to carefully set my eye area.
Finish off your look with a generous spritz of setting spray and you should be good to go! Setting spray is like hairspray for your face. Both the Behold Setting Spray & Skindinavia one are somewhat of a satin finish in my opinion, but they do make mattifying formulas. I added a light dusting of setting powder over my nose after spritzing my face and made it through the outdoor ceremony and the whole reception without any issues.
Psst, this Behold Translucent Setting Powder came off back order TODAY so if you are interested go grab it now! I already purchased a backup after realizing this is what makes or breaks my makeup application. Click here to purchase!
Two-time cancer survivor & beauty addict.
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