Now that high heat has arrived and I am pretty much melting I have said
"Good bye make up!" ok, not really, "Good bye now heavy feeling make up"
Nothing worse than having and FEELING your make up melt, let me tell you, it looks as bad as it feels
Here are my top products I use in the summer when everything is just kept at a minimum
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
I love this stain. I far prefer it to Benetint (which I have never tried) but I think this is less watery, the applicator is easier to use, it's far cheaper, and it has better ingredients!! Also The Body Shop seems to have a sale 360 days a year, so this is one of my must haves from there.
The cap is not that great, and tends to leak, so be careful, but it leaves a really beautifully red hinting on raspberry on the cheeks, more red on the lips, and lasts all day on my cheeks. The lip stain I do need to re apply
I also enjoy Urban Decay's Lip Stain in Envious if you like something more long lasting.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
I purchased this semi recently at the same time I purchased MUFE Full Cover concealer. I can do a review on either but for summer, this is the clear winner. A large amount of product, covers to higher opacity levels, and just STICKS to your skin, through sweat and humidity
Boscia Blotting Sheets
Any blotting sheets really! These are just my personal favorites. I recently went to an event and saw the 1st photo of myself and thought "YIKES, Boscia to the rescue!!" the rest of the pictures were salvaged ;)
I'm not a mascara girl. I don't wear it much, but in summer I skip any eye shadow even those waterproof cream kinds and layer on a thin coat of mascara to give my eyes a more brightened look. Because I don't really wear mascara, I don't want to spend alot of money on a waterproof one so I always get one from the drugstore.
I love Maybelline's Full and Soft! They don't leave my lashes crunchy which is a complete pet peeve!
Waterproof Liquid Liner
No thick lines in summer. Just something waterproof for tight lining and maybe adding the tiniest kitten flick. I love the Dolly Wink Liner but heard Stila's is also amazing!
Things I want to try this year:
I have La Roche Posay's Effeclar M waiting for me in my bathroom once I finish my current moisturizer!
Oil Control Spray
Skindinavia's No more Shine, I'm looking at you!!
Things I avoid in summer:
Too much bronzer! You don't need to apply near as much or at all, your going to get some natural color!
Highlighter: I LOVE highlighter but for day to day, I really try to avoid extra shine on the face
Too much powder: Notice how I don't have a mattifying powder listed? I like Maybelline's Dream Matte Powder, but I know if I over powder I get over oily. Try the blotting papers and see how much powder you really need. Usually the little or no powder I put on, the less I need it!
Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer: Take care of your skin, wear spf, and apply concealer because most bases feel a bit heavier, and can melt off (not attractive)
Anyone have summer favorites/recommendations?