‘Women don’t sweat, they glisten,’ or so that saying goes. Regardless of the fact we are firmly in winter, and of course Christmas incase you missed that, I don't think there is any other time of year I sweat more. Backwards? Hear me out, as despite the cold I find myself continually overheating and sweating my makeup off, as I turn up the heating on full blast and wear about 126 jumpers at the same time. And I was challenged by BlueBay Hotels & Resorts Weddings to find some makeup items that can withstand the heat. So if you're in the same boat as me, then here a few tips with some makeup items that can handle the weather.
First up, replace your rich cleanser and face cream with a foaming gel and an oil-free daily lotion before you start any makeup applying. Then how much it pains me to say this, primer. This just helps everything stay put, and I have been using Nars Multi-Protect Primer.
Silicone-based foundations are truly the longest wearing and the very best option when met with moisture enhanced faces. And if you don't have Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in your life, that needs changing. No foundation lasts all day, and still looks application fresh when you come to take it off.
With powder, pressing is your friend, don't sweep across the face. This just sweeps my foundation straight off with it with the brush. Make Revolution Ultra All Day Prime & Anti Shine balm is excellent for this. Just soaks up shine and moisture, and even though it sounds like a kitchen object, this does the trick perfectly.
Plus a highly pigmented, waterproof concealer hides dark circles and blemishes, even in extreme heat. Again, another holy grail of the beauty world, the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer is the best bet. With blush, a pink tone is better and does disguise if you're going red in the face yourself, and surprisingly creams stay put better than powders do. Add the the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Elcat for a bit of non slip highlighting too.
Gel Eyeliners work better I find. Kohls are a big no no, and felt tips pens can't really handle much wear and tear either. The Maybelline Eye Studio Gel eyeliner has always served me well, or Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel if your bank account allows it. If mascara is the only waterproof product in your makeup bag, then it’s time to do a little shopping. Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara is one of the better waterproof mascaras, and despite my hate for them, Lancome has done a pretty good job here, this mascara is very well behaved. And to keep my lashes company, Illamasqua Brow Cake in Motto ensures I do have some eyebrows left at the end of day.
Obviously lip products are best left to a minimum, unless you're brave. I am not, but if you are, choose matte formulas as they generally wear well through the day, and leave a lingering lip stain even if they do disappear into thin air/melt off.
Items used: Nars Multi-Protect Primer | Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation | Make Revolution Ultra All Day Prime & Anti Shine balm | Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer | Yves Saint Laurent Touche Elcat | Maybelline Eye Studio Gel eyeliner | Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel | Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof | Illamasqua Brow Cake in Motto
What are your makeup items that can handle the weather?