And so it’s summer, my most dreaded season of all! The only thing I love about it is my birthday (in 2 weeks ladies, I’m ringing 43!) but other than that, if I can hibernate inside my mother’s womb without having to go out ever I would!
Now I’d be completely frank with you. A summer-proof or heat-proof makeup in my real dictionary of beauty is to wear no makeup at all. With the exception of broad spectrum tinted sunscreen which can pass for a lightweight makeup with add-on benefits! But if you need to glam up a little (attending event outside or in my case, a working gal who needs to look presentable), I say keep it minimal at the very least. Here are my go-to makeups that can withstand this hot and humid weather.
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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup Foundation. Great for oily to combination skin because it dries to a matte finish. It does not emphasize pores but t’s imperative to moisturize prior to application to facilitate easy blending and smoother canvass. This my holy grail foundation when it comes to longevity and finish.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder. I don’t set my makeup because I like dewy finish when I’m at the office but I can attest to the wearability of this powder. Applied sparingly along t-zone or in areas that tend to get greasy, this reinforces foundation quite nicely.
eltaMD UV Elements Broad Spectrum SPF 44 Moisturizing Physical Sunscreen. On days I skip makeup, this is the only product I wear. It protects against UVA and UVB rays and is water-resistant for 40 minutes. Of course, reapplication is needed every 2 hours or whenever you get sweaty or wet for continued sun protection.
Smashbox Liquid Lipstick. This is guaranteed long-wearing unless you devour greasy food. I hate to retouch when I’m out and about so this is one of my lipstick mainstays. On a side note, I tend to focus on my lips by wearing bright shades (like Thrill Seeker, bright red orange) during the summer and skip eyeshadows and bronzer if need be. Less is more!
Finally, I am currently loving Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara. This by far is the only mascara that can hold up to a hot and humid weather. It’s also waterproof which makes it ideal when you’re swimming, because lash goals right? you bet I’m serious. You can see it in action in my video below (by the way, please subscribe to my Youtube channel if you haven’t yet. I post A Day In The Life Vlogs. As some of you know, I am an Aesthetic Registered Nurse with special focus on laser procedures, radio frequency technology, medical-grade skincare, etc. I will take you along with me, show you how the machines look like, how I start and/or end my day, places to visit in Hawaii, makeups and outfits of the day. It’s raw and real without heavy editing..it’s going to be exciting, please support me in this new endeavor).
This is the video of moi wearing Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
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