Friday, July 13, 2012

Sizzling Summer Makeup Tips


No matter where you are in the summer, Paris, L.A., Tokyo, NYC or right here in the T. Dot, chances are you're feeling the heat! Just this week we've reached temperatures that feel like were in the 40's!

Icky, sticky summer weather can kinda complicate your makeup routine since the last thing you want to do is put makeup on, since you're most likely going to be sweat it off later (trust me, I'm with you on that one!). However, no need to fear I'm here to share some valuable tips! Here are a few different routes I like to take:

1) Cover FX is a great brand that originated at Sunnybrook hospital to help people with sensitive skin conditions such as vitiligo, rosacea and sun damage. They've developed an AMAZING tinted moisturizer with SPF 30! It also includes anti-oxidants which help give your skin a nice finish. It's a bit pricey at $43, but I just recently ran out of my bottle that I purchased at the beginning of LAST summer so it's worth the money!

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

2) Smashbox's BB cream is in my opinion the best BB cream that I've tried to date. Smashbox has a wonderful reputation in the makeup world for their awesome photo studios in L.A. and their makeup that has been developed to look picture ready and withstand hot lights. It can be used by itself during the day (SPF 35? Hell yes!) or under a foundation for more coverage.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

3) MAC Face and Body Foundation is great for the summer! This water-based foundation can be worn on its own for sheer coverage or try mixing it with your fave face cream with SPF for a tinted moisturizer created by yourself!

Available at MAC Stores.

What are your beauty tips and tricks for battling the sweltering weather? Let me know in the comments below!

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