I hope you are all having a wonderful. My day was hot with a capital H-O-T. Summer is definitely here, and having spent a lot of my day outside taking photos and filming videos for upcoming posts, I think I sweated off at least five pounds (I wish). Speaking of hot, my mom, sister and I are headed to Nashville this Sunday for CMA Fest 2013. I have a number of guest posts and videos lined up while I am gone, and I hope to post a lot of 'outfit of the day' posts while I am away to show you all of the new clothes I bought for the trip (I needed a whole new wardrobe after losing almost 50lbs).
For today's post, I wanted to share my latest Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel look with you. This week's question was 'What are your tips for waterproof/sweat-proof beauty?' Below is my answer and look.
Rather than layer a bunch of makeup on my face, praying that at least some of it will be there at the end of hot/humid summer day, I actually like to keep my makeup very simple, and find that creating a waterproof look has everything to do with the products you use.
Despite using an eyeshadow primer, I have found that on hot summer days, even the best powder shadows start to crease after only a few hours. Therefore, I like to us a waterproof, budge-proof cream eyeshadow such as Make Up Forever's infamous 'Aqua Creams'.
While the obvious choice would be to use a waterproof mascara on really humid days, I personally prefer the way my lashes look using my favourite non-waterproof mascara. Instead, I use a clear waterproof top coat such as Anastasia's 'Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat' to keep my mascara from running or smudging (no one wants raccoon eyes!).
I love blush! So, to make sure that my cheeks look rosy all day, I use a jelly blush, such as Givenchy's 'Blush Gelée which stains the skin for a long lasting finish.
For me, using a traditional lipstick on hot days means I will have to re-apply it at least five times a day. So, on days I really want to keep my lipstick from wearing off, I use a liquid lipstick such as Makeup Forever's Aqua Rouge Lip Colour. Once set, this lipstick will not budge without the help of a good makeup removing oil.
To finish my waterproof/sweat-proof, I always ensure to use two things: a good setting powder such as Make Up Forever's 'Pro-Finish Powder', and an oil-free setting spray such as Urban Decay's 'De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray'. Both these products help keep your makeup in place on even the hottest of days.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in ‘#3.5’
Makeup Forever Pro-Finish Powder in ‘#113’
Maybelline Instant Rewind Dark Spot Eraser in ‘Light’.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in ‘Luminous Light’
Givenchy Blush Gelée in ‘Croisiére Camel’
Urban Decay ‘De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray’
Makeup Forever Aqua Cream in ‘#52’ and ‘#53’
L’Oreal Black Smoke Mascara
Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat
Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge Liquid Lip Colour in ‘#17’
What do you think of my final look? Do you have any tips for waterproof/sweat-proof beauty? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.