As an artist, I tend to gravitate toward “full face” year round, including these hot, sticky, humid summer days in Chicago. But lately, due to being pressed for time, and general laziness, I’ve found a way to even out my splotchy complexion (thanks eczema!) and look “made up” without using concealer and foundation.
Keeping my skin moisturized and hydrated is key to looking good. So I’ve upped my water intake, decreased my caffeine addiction down to 1 serving every few days, and doubled up on my moisturizer by first slathering my face in Kelapo Coconut Oil, then following up with my favorite Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. After my skin has soaked up my concoction, I swipe on MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, which gives me natural and polished look. When I’m done, I do a happy dance! Low key, this look may take me way beyond summer. I’m just saying…
Today was the first summer day that I ventured outdoors wearing a full face of makeup. I always wear a sunscreen and lip balm, but today was one of those days where (due to work) I had to give myself “face.” The temperature this morning was a scorching 91 degrees, and I felt like I was trapped in an oven.
The Makeup Goddesses had already whispered in my ear that an attempt to waterproof my face was the way to go. After applying my Olay moisturizer, I added Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer and followed up with my L’Oreal RevitaLift Miracle Blur. Doing all three of these things helped set my face and get it ready for the next phase. I used MAKE UP FOR EVER Face and Body Liquid Makeup (which is waterproof), as well as the line’s Eye Primer, which allowed my eye shadow to last without creasing. After adding the rest of my makeup, I hit the streets to see if I could beat the heat. I did sweat a tad bit, but even after dabbing my face with a soft tissue, I was able to keep my makeup intact (the picture above was taken after being in the heat for a few hours).
By using a combination of techniques, and with trial and error, we can always find a way to keep our makeup looking good in the summer heat. Of course, we could always skip the makeup and go natural, but that’s not nearly as much fun for those of us who adore cosmetics! Do you have any suggestions on how to keep your makeup looking great during these hot summer months? I’d love to compile a list of suggestions and post them!
Okay, you’re not actually getting a FREE spa treatment however, if you purchase Olay Regenerist Thermal Mini-Peel, you will certainly FEEL like you just got a free spa treatment. I have been using this product for about two weeks and wanted to share with you all how fabulously smooth my skin feels! Olay’s daily treatment not only exfoliates your skin with glycolic acid, but also gives dry skin the hydration it need. I love the water activated self-heating formula which really warms my face and gives that “spa-like” feel. For the budget beauty babes, the retail cost of $18.99 at Target Stores won’t break the bank but you will still feel like you’re doing something special for yourself!