Bullet-Proof, Melt-Proof Makeup For Summer

June 25, 2012 • Beauty, Magazine

In summer’s heat and humidity, it’s essential your makeup does not turn into a runny mess. If this summer is going to be anything like the last couple of days with stifling heat and humidity, then long-lasting, budge-proof products are the solution. Here are are some of my favorite products that are sure to give you bullet-proof makeup for summer.

No matter what makeup application I apply, I always make sure I use my Skindinavia Face Spray. Not only is it refreshing, but it keeps my makeup in place for hours and hours. Formulated with a patented Temperature Control Technology, this spray prevents makeup from melting, drying out, creasing or from becoming too shiny. It sounds like magic, doesn’t it? I cannot finish a bride until I have sprayed her face completely with one of my three formulas, like Bridal Makeup Finish, The Original Makeup Finishing Spray, or No More Shine Makeup Finish. Whatever your need, Skindinavia has the formula for you, even a “10 Years Younger Makeup Finish.” I’m sold!

For super duper power and long lasting makeup I love using Face Atelier’s Transforming Gel. This gel does wonders for transforming any loose or pressed powder into a lasting color that does not budge! I use it for transforming my shadows, as well run it through my brows to keep them in place. It is also the perfect liner for eyes when used with shadow. A little goes a long way so it is well worth the price!

If you are not into the whole makeup routine and just want to apply a little eye color, Stila Prime Pot is a great little gem for your makeup bag. It’s one of the most perfect neutral eyeshadow bases that works on just about anyone. It can be worn under shadow or even by itself for a waterproof, crease-resistant and totally matte look.

I’m so excited about this next product, because not only does it work but it is a total budget find. Rimmel of London 1000 Kisses is amazing. I heard about this liner from another celebrity makeup artist, and went right out to find it. I can say I was not disappointed at under $3 this lip liner when applied and blended does not move! I mean literally it stays all day. It actually goes on effortlessly and the colors are very universal. I do wish they had a rich brown, but hey, it’s not enough to deter me because these pencils are amazing.

As much as I love tinted moisturizer for summer, it just doesn’t give me enough coverage at times I need it most. I usually wear a foundation, but I don’t need a liquid foundation that runs and doesn’t hold up to the heat. So I was very glad to discover Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation with SPF 10. This foundation is gorgeous and looks just like skin, which is difficult when it comes to long-wearing foundations. Formulated with light diffusing pigmented spheres, it delivers a natural-looking, buildable medium-to-full coverage, that is sweat-free, transfer-proof, and humidity-resistant. Sounds miraculous, doesn’t it. It’s a must-try for summer!

1. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray, $29

2. Face Atelier Transforming Gel, $26

3. Stila Prime Pot in ‘Taffy’, $20

4. Rimmel of London 1000 Kisses Lip Liner, $3.17

5. Smashbox Studio skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation, $42

– Kelley D. Woods

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