STAY PUT MAKE-UP FOR THE SUMMER HEAT

2 Jul

Living in the Georgia heat for the past seven years has taught me one thing:  humidity and make up don’t mix.  For those of you who live in the south know what I’m talking about.  Being glam in the summer heat is not a lost cause.  Check out the top 8 products to keep your glam in place.

Welcome Matte

After applying your makeup, use a fluffy brush to dust Bare Minerals Mineral Veil ($19) allover your face. This see-through, super-fine setting powder not only gives your skin a soft focus effect, it also absorbs oil and sweat, helping your makeup stay put all day.

bareMinerals Mineral Veil SPF 25

Magic Marker

Cover Girl Outlast Lip Stains ($8, each) are like makeup magic markers, but for adults! The stains come in the most glorious, high-impact shades that literally don’t budge until you wash them off. Just the thing if you plan on doing a lot of cocktailing and/or kissing…

Outlast Lipstain Lipstick

Clean Canvas

Before applying eyeshadow, blend Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($18) allover your lids. This silicone-based serum acts as a “base coat” for your eyeshadow, helping it last longer and preventing it from creasing or smudging.

Saving Face

If you already have oily skin, the heat and humidity will only exacerbate your makeup meltdown! After cleansing your skin, apply Mark Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion ($16). This lightweight moisturizer manages to hydrate skin while leaving it totally matte and shine-free. Great for T-zone touchups during the day, too!

Avon mark Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion

Cheek to Cheek

For a sexy flush that won’t budge all day long, apply Tarte Cheek Stain in Tickled ($30) to the apples of your cheeks. This gel stick gives a dewy hint of color that won’t smear, smudge or drip.

Eye Dew

We don’t know what’s in this genius formula, but Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow ($19) manages to stay put for hours without separating or settling into fine lines (gross)! The shadows come in twelve gorgeous colors that look stunning on brown skin.

Batting a Thousand

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Waterproof ($3.81) makes your lashes look twelve times longer, without flaking or smudging in the heat.

Product Image Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof - Dark Brown

Paper Trail

When all else fails, make sure you carry Too Faced Re-Fresh Oil Blotting Papers ($12) in your purse! These delicate sheets absorb oil and get rid of shine without messing up your makeup job. Love!

Too Faced Refresh Blotting Papers

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