Melting Foundation? Set It!

Last weekend I got to be a big part of my close friends wedding. I got to do her hair and makeup for her, both moms and her bridesmaids.
It was 31 Celsius that day for a outside ceremony and man, did that put my foundations, primers, setting powders and sprays to work!

But if you want to stick to your cream based red lipstick (as I like to), After applying your lipstick… Don’t blot on a tissue… instead take the tissue and brush your setting powder or talcum powder across your tissue over your lips. It will brush off and soak out extra product and moisture without taking away full colour.

How do you get it to stick??!!

First wash, tone and dry your face. Make sure to swipe into your hairline with the toner to dry out where most of your sweat will come from.

Primers

Everyone came with clean faces, I used my MUD primer first.
Primers are meant to created a barrier for your skin, to keep makeup out of your pores preventing blackheads, and creating a even surface to diminish fine lines and large pores.

They also act like a base coat, something extra for the foundation to stick to.

Make sure to add the primer, or use a eye shadow primer on your eyelids as well to keep it from getting wet and stuck in your crease.

Summer Foundations

Not only after you have gotten a tan, double check that your foundation matches your summer skin tone. But you should make sure you are buying the right kind as well. There are so many brands and types (cream, liquid, powder, BB, CC, matte, HD….) that it can get confusing.

For the summer you want something light and long lasting.

I find powdered mineral, liquid, tinted moisturizers, matte and HD foundations and waterproof are the best.

It’s because they are lighter in their formulas and HD / long lasting types are meant to stick. If you just want a small amount of coverage, powdered mineral foundations are very light, colour correct and the minerals sock up some of the sweat and oils.

The Rest of your Makeup

Stay away from cream and liquid eye shadows and liners, unless they are waterproof.  More natural and organic based shadow pigments will stick and last longer.

So we all have had our lipsticks melt in our purses, from just being in the car or going for a walk… and if you have noticed your lipstick not staying when its hot out.. its melting off.

Just embracing the glossy look gives you a natural look. Trying glosses, or lip tints are the best best to not even bother with the fight.  If you want a bolder colour : try a veletine/matte lip stick. It’s liquid not gloss and it dries matte and last a long time. I have one from Kat Von D and it lasts all day.

But if you want to stick to your cream based red lipstick (as I like to), After applying your lipstick… Don’t blot on a tissue… instead take the tissue and brush your setting powder or talcum powder across your tissue over your lips. It will brush off and soak out extra product and moisture without taking away full colour.

Setting Powder or Setting Sprays

After you have done all of your makeup, dust with a big brush with  loose translucent setting powder. Tap the excess off your brush. Don’t worry it looks like its white and you might turn into a ghost, but it goes on clear when you are just dusting it on. Dust it over your whole face, set your eyes, face, brows and lips (but look above for this technique).

Another setting technique is a setting spray. These sprays most of the time have alcohol in them as a drying agent but you can get alcohol free ones. You just spray a fine misting over your face, I usually spray it perfume and just walk into it.

 

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