I hate to admit, but I look like a hot mess lately. My hair fail to hold due to humidity, my shocked skin refuses to stay acne free and my make-up is melting off my sweaty face. In other words, the recent heat wave has been my beauty headache. With two weddings to attend and lots of travelling ahead of me, I decided to put together a heat-proof, budget friendly make-up survival kit.
A few dabs of my All-in-One Instablur blur cream by THE BODY SHOP smoothed with my fingertips on my face brings radiance to my skin, while at the same time creates the prefect canvas for my summer make-up. Instablur feels lovely and light, reducing the appearance of my pores, lines and uneven skin, while giving a matt, no shine, smooth finished appearance throughout the day and into the evening. It is really Instagram for my face giving me flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant!
Talking about primary base make-up, I swear to the non-gimmicky, long- lasting staying power of Maybelline’s 24hr Color Tattoo (on SALE here) and RIMMEL’s Scandal Eyes (on SALE here) creamy eye shadows that have been to the test in this heat wave. Their wonderfully creamy formula melts seamlessly on my oily lids and stays put offering a lasting presence of rich, highly pigmented color without creasing and smudging or it can work as an eyelid primer for my powder eye shadows. I find Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in (65) Pink Gold the perfect base for MAC’s Da Bling Veluxe Pearl powder eye shadow and RIMMEL Scandal Eyes in (003) Bad Girl Bronze (full review here) the perfect base for MAC’s All that Glitters to get the maximum color pay off.
When daytime fun leads to sweet summer nights, I promise that I can master a seriously long-lasting smoky eye on-the-go with KORRES Volcanic Minerals creamy metallic twist eye shadow along the lids and inner corners of my eyes. All I need is the pad of my finger!
Are you ready to beat the heat keeping your beauty cool?