When temperatures start to rise, a change to my makeup routine is an absolute necessity. You see, I zip around Toronto on my trusty bicycle on my way to and from work, to events and errands, etc. and sweat happens. For this girl, sweat pours by the buckets. Ask everyone who’s seen me show up at events with beads of sweat on my forehead. Get the picture? Because of this I’ve had to find makeup that doesn’t melt in the heat. My makeup has to last from desk to dinner.
Products used: Benefit Cha Cha Tint, Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara, MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brows in #40 Brown-Black, MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in #18 Coral – new for Summer 2013
For my base makeup, I forgo the heavy foundation if I can and just conceal where I need it: under the eyes, on blemishes and red areas. The rest of my routine gets streamlined, too. Eyeshadow, eyeliner and several cheek products get the boot. To create a “summer-ized” face, all I need is brow corrector, mascara, radiant blush and a non-sticky glossy lipstick. Coral is always a hot colour in the summer and yes — I do hoard all the coral lipsticks and blushes I can find. No – I don’t think I have a problem.
Three layers of mascara on top and bottom lashes create a big-eyed, false lash look. Lashes for days!
Blend cheek tint in using a finger, or apply directly on to your blush brush and blend on to your cheeks. Smile!
Apply lip colour in very thin layers. I used two sheer layers, blending and pushing the product into my lips with a finger, then topped that off with a clear gloss.
I always wondered what makes these products stand up to sweat so well. Today I finally noticed that they all share the same properties (gosh I’m genius!); they have a thin consistency, dry quickly, and layer exceptionally well. Because of the quick drying time, you really have to pay attention and blend quickly before they set, or else you’ll end up with unblended makeup all day long.
Now you’re ready for your next summer party! If you end up by the pool, at least you know your makeup will stay in tact even after a dip or two.
Your Neighbourhood Sweaty Betty
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