Oh my how hot is it? For most people 20 C is just fine or in some cases classed as cold weather unless you live at the north pole. For me this is my own little nightmare every year. We already have ice cubes ready, lots of ice pops and almost every window in the house open. I’m sure I’ll get used to it but there are some tricks I have mainly good make up that gets me through this heat.
The Heat Is On – No Melt Downs Here
I very recent purchase was picked out as I just wanted to try it out. It’s the Revlon Colourstay in Buff, I applied this then in a moment of hope tried it with the Benefit Porefessional Primer. Let’s just say this freakin worked, no rolling or smearing just a flawless poreless finish. I even layered foundation back over it and there was no issue I may have a winner for favourite drugstore foundation but I will keep trying it out and see.I then powdered using Mac Studio Fix which depending on the foundation underneath fixes any oil slick shiny face making an appearance. I always do blusher next then follow it up with the Urban Decay Setting Spray to stop the face looking powdery in an instant. I’ve starting spraying it on the back of my hand then dabbing a powder brush into it so I don’t end up with an odd wet patch and can spread the spray more evenly where I want it.
Next is the eyes, I’ve been dabbling again with the Laura Mercier Long Wear Eye Pencils using the shade Espresso to define but be more day time that using black. You have to sharpen it as it’s really soft but with a point I can get a reasonably good line. Sharpening does feel to me like a huge waste though but it’s the best way of doing it. On hot days like this it’s perfect as it just doesn’t budge. A single coat of the Revlon PhotoReady 3D Mascara in Black is just enough to define the eyes. I added a little contour into the sockets using the Natural Collection Eye Shadow in Milk Chocolate. I did this with the eyeshadow brush at the top of the photo, it’s from Wilkisons and was 50p (no discount) just a cheap synthetic brush that’s perfect for just this job.Picks up shadow and is very flat but the bristles are long enough to curve to the shape of the eye.
To finish it off I used the Nyc Applicious Glossy Balm In Red Apple as it give a tint of colour while also keeping my lips hydrated. When you don’t have a mirror at hand it’s still easy to apply. I did my do my eyebrows just a little but the way I always do them with the Natural Collections Eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut.