SUMMER is fully underway as well as the fluctuating temperatures. During the dog days of summer many of you are wondering how to stay cool with little perspiration and more importantly, MAKEUP FROM MELTING especially at family barbeques, outdoor weddings and beach parties! I see alot of women lately wearing full face makeup at pools and the beach and I even see quite a few at the gym. To keep makeup in-tact this summer there are two must-haves – PRIMER AND MAKEUP SETTING SPRAYS.
PRIMERS can be found almost anywhere in cosmetic stores nowadays which go on before foundation or tints. My two faves are NARS AND LAURA MERCIER because they both have oil free versions for the summer and have sunscreen as well. So if you are just wearing some concealer and powder to the pool party , a little primer beforehand will help keep those products in place.
SETTING SPRAYS have become quite famous the past couple years with many lines launching their own version. They are the simplest to use and . carry. You just spray your face after applying makeup and powder and go! Some companies even have small travel size ones which are perfect for your beach bag. The three that I like are by URBAN DECAY, SKINDINAVIA and MAKEUP FOREVER.
URBAN DECAY has the most variety of setting sprays including the “ALL-NIGHTER” and Vegan Versions for oily and dry skin types. They are reasonably priced at 30$-32$ MAKEUP FOREVER’S MIST & FIX retails for $30 and is sweat and rub proof as well as imparting an oxygenating glow due to its formulation. Lastly, SKINDINAVIA, the award winning cult classic setting spray from Australia, delivers a womping 16hr bullet proof setting of your makeup. It is Cruelty-Free and has been featured on many national media programs. There’s a small and large size to choose from. If budget is a concern, I suggest NYX Setting Spray available at ULTA and TARGET.
The choice is yours this summer but I would not leave home without your “FIX”! HAPPY BEACH DAYS!!