27 November 2013

Updated Sweat-Proof Summer Makeup 2013

sweat-proof summer makeup, oily skin makeup, combination skin makeup, smashbox primer, revlon colorstay, benefit mascara, covergirl mascara, too faced primer, maybelline powder
When summer rolls around us girls with oily or combination skin tend to get even more oily than usual, and as a result makeup tends to slide off the face if proper precautions aren't made. I wrote this same post last year, it is to this day still my most read post on this blog. Knowing that it is such a popular topic, I thought it best to update you all with some new products that I have come across to help your makeup last all day this summer. 
Face
I have never used a primer before until a couple of weeks ago, when I picked up the Smashbox Photo Finish primer in Light. OMG! What have I been missing out on. This one is great for oily skin, as it's oil free and incredibly light on the skin. This primer is amazing, it prolongs the life of my foundation, keeping it matte for a big portion of the day. For someone will oily skin in my t-zone, this is a worthwhile product to have for the summer. 

Next up is foundation, and this foundation is certainly raved about all over the beauty community. It stays in place like nothing else, and when paired with the above primer is an unbeatable combination. Trust me I wore this for 12 hours at work, in a hot building in which I was running around all day. There was a little shine but nothing that couldn't have been fixed with a slight dusting of powder. I know Revlon Colorstay Foundation is known as full coverage, which is true but it can certainly be sheered out to a more natural look. 

Lastly is powder, another amazing product that is raved about all over the internet. Maybelline Dream Matte powder mattifies the skin without making it look cakey. It is a very fine milled powder and sits on the skin very nicely keeping me matte for most of the day. Even when topped up during the day the powder looks flawless on the skin and does not cake up. By combining these 3 products the oily girls out there will have a flawless finish for many more hours than usual. 

Eyes
Oh no oily eyelids. Probably one of the most annoying and weirdest parts of having oily skin. Eyeshadow creases and ends up where it shouldn't and things just look crazy. My fix for this is Too Faced Shadow Insurance, it makes eyeshadows look more amazing and stops them from sliding around your eyes. 

Apart from eyeshadows moving around, mascara tends to smudge when it comes in contact with an oily eyelid. I have two mascaras that stop this from occurring and are perfect for the sweaty summer season. Covergirl lash blast volume in waterproof is an amazing mascara that creates amazing volume for lashes and has little to no smudging definitely the best drugstore formula I have found. If you want something that is not going to move, no smudging at all, and don't mind spending a little more money I would go the Benefit They're Real mascara. Even though it's not a waterproof formula this mascara has not smudged on me once. It provides great length and is just an amazing mascara for the summer time.

Please share your favourite sweat-proof summer makeup below, I love finding new products that will get my makeup through summer.
Brie x
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