So those hot and humid days will be upon us shortly, and everyone always asks, "How can I keep my makeup from shifting and moving?". Well, there's a few different suggestions for it, but most often it comes down to product selection. When looking for products that will withstand +30° temperatures, the best thing to do is to look for long-wearing or water-resistant/water-proof formulas. One thing you will notice, is that most of those formulas will either be in a liquid or cream format - very rarely will you find a powder product that will be waterproof. But hey, that's not saying it can't be done! Today with Melissa at CTV Morning Live, I talked about some really fab products on the market that are a great addition to your makeup bag, to help keep your face looking spot on during the summer months!
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation - maccosmetics.com, $38.50; this is taken directly from the MAC website "A tenacious waterproof formula that can be used as a foundation or concealer, wearing for an unprecedented 24 hours. Neither rain nor tears can budge this oil-free watertight product that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face. The formula blends seamlessly on the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish." Whoa, nelly... this foundation is a KEEPER. The coverage is beautiful, the finish is stunning and it really does NOT budge. For any MUA, take note - this is completely kit-worthy!
This foundation is so amazing, we are skipping the powder - love the finish of this so much, so now we are onto blush!
Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Pop of Pink - Walmart, $6; an ultra-lightweight liquid blush that gives the most natural hue to the skin - truly looks as though you've just gone for a jog ;) Buildable, natural coverage, and a lovely shade range.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr cream shadow - Walmart, $10; a long-wearing cream-gel formula that really helps prevent creasing and fading throughout the day. Comes in a nice colour selection, along with different textures (Leather); can be worn alone or as a base for other shadows.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon - Sephora, $24; a spectacular colour range of the most amazing, budge-proof eye liners! Choose between a stark, defined line, or smudge it out - you've got 30 seconds to decide before it becomes locked down and won't move for the entire day. Shades include creamy mattes and dynamic twinkly colours. Love them!
Blinc Mascara - Sephora, $30; this was the mascara that started it all with the tube-technology! Flake, smudge and water-resistant, this formula is also the #1 choice for someone with extremely sensitive eyes. Although it's water-resistant, it comes off without too much effort, just by using warm water and gentle pressure. Such a great option for summer months!
Kat Von D Tattoo Precision Brow - Sephora, $23; she'd probably never put her name on something that didn't somewhat resemble a tattoo, and this brow marker does not disappoint! An extremely fine tipped marker that allows for the most subtle brow strokes to help fill in where needed. Available in Blonde, Light Brown and Medium Brown (although I find the medium a bit warm for my liking), these markers will stay put and leave your brows looking on point!
Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipcolour - Walmart, $10; a vast colour range is available in this 16hr wear lip colour! This is pretty well guaranteed not to move once you apply the colour portion to completely bare lips, then top it with the moisturizing top coat. No need for touchups, and no need for liner with this product either.
Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray - skindinavia.com, $29USD for 4oz; an incredible makeup setting spray - keeps your makeup looking 'just applied' for up to 16 hours! The concept behind this amazing spray is that creates a breathable web on your skin, to help prevent moisture evaporation, as moisture loss can result in colour loss, dry/cracked makeup and oily shine - all things that can break down your makeup. Pretty cool product - another one worth mentioning is Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.