Save Your Summer Makeup

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

We've all been there, the horrible melted face.  There are days when I get in my car after work and I feel like I'm being baked in an oven.  Then you get to your destination, and your make up has gotten oily or melty. YUCK.  I used to run in fear from liquid foundation in the summer, not any more!!!

Today's post is all about saving your summer make up!  I've been on the hunt and trying a bunch of different products!  Here are my favorite face saving products!

Primers:  I've tried both the Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser, and the Elf Mineral Face Primer.  I love them both! They have the exact same consistency, and are close to the same price.  This is a great product if you have a hard time getting foundation to stay put.  If you have one or the other, no need to buy the second one, because they are the same!  I like the Elf brand primer a little more because it has a pump top, rather than the squeeze tube.  These are both great dupes for the Smashbox face primer, and the Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional!  

Setting Powder:  I was hesitant to try this product because I wasn't sure that it would really do much.  I was proven wrong. I LOVE this stuff.  It's so great to put in your t-zone and under your eyes to prevent creasing.  I tend to get a little oily on my nose, forehead and chin; this Elf powder keeps the oily-ness to a minimum!  It's a great dupe for the Makeup Forever HD setting powder.  
A tip: it says it's translucent, but it makes your foundation look a tiny bit lighter.  If you have tan to dark skin, this might not be the product for you. But if you're fair skinned like me, I highly recommend it!

Setting Sprays:  I've seen a TON of people talking about the Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray and I was really excited to try it.  However, I didn't really want to spend the 30+ dollars on it.  Then I saw this travel size at Sephora, and decided to give it a shot!  I absolutely love it!  It really helps make your makeup stay put on these hot sunny days.  I always hated wearing liquid foundation in the summer, because I felt like it melted off my face, but the setting spray kept that from happening!  I wanted to try the Elf brand setting spray to see how it worked!  I'm so glad I did!  It works just as well as the Urban Decay brand, but it only costs 3 dollars!  The only difference it that the Urban Decay brand comes out more misty, and the Elf brand feels a little wetter when you put it on.  But once it dries, it lasts the same amount of time! Plus for the great price, it's totally worth it!
A tip: Spray the setting spray BEFORE you put on your mascara (I learned the hard way that it makes your mascara wet and clumpy. yuck.)

I hope you found this post helpful!! Obviously, you don't need to use all three of these products every day. If I had to pick a favorite for my skin type, I'd choose the Elf Setting Spray.  It's the cheapest of the products I mentioned, and it keeps your make up where it should be!

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