I’ve been kicking it old-school with my makeup routine lately and skipping foundation for just concealer + powder for my base and have been loving the look. While it’s nothing revolutionary, it IS a big move for someone that loves wearing liquid foundation and will never shy away from slathering it on, even when it’s blazing hot outside.
I first skipped the liquid layer when I had a shoot on a 95 degree weather day and didn’t feel like wiping smeared product from my viewfinder; my eyes randomly get watery as well, so by the end of the day I’d look a hot mess and would have to reapply everything if I was going out afterwards. I actually liked the way it looked, and because I use a great primer to help keep me matte, my shine level was reduced tremendously without having to overload on powder (which looks terrible and ages you).
The key products you need to pull it off? A mattifying primer (I went back to Revlon’s PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($13.99). This stuff helps to smooth pores and locks everything DOWN), and a concealer that’s the same color as your skin (I alternate between NYX’s Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand ($4.99) and Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer ($6.99)). Both formulas are creamy with medium to full coverage so it covers dark circles really well, and you can hide any other imperfections on your face too. Set with powder that matches your skin (use a fluffy brush to build it up) and then apply the rest of your makeup as usual. If you have really dry skin then you can add in a dewy setting spray, but if you’re oily, just use a normal one because once your makeup settles (after about an hour or so), your oils will break through so that you look more natural (but not greasy).
I will never let liquid go, but this helps to shave a little time off of my morning routine and I still look + feel fab in this heat!
How do you make your makeup last during the Summer?