{Beauty Panel} Summer Beauty

If you are like me, you would love to appear above the clear turquoise waters exactly as how you entered: fresh-faced and makeup right where you applied it! But many of you know, this is rarely the case! Even if you avoid the water, after spending a day outdoors in the hot, humid weather, makeup can transfer or melt off.

Here are some tips for waterproof, sweat-proof, sun-proof beauty:

  • To prevent your skin from getting shiny on a hot day, wear a primer or matifyer, such as, Make Up For Ever All Mat primer. To protect your skin from the harsh UV rays, wear an oil-free moisturizer with SPF, such as Marcelle Essentials Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15. Sometimes I like to mix the SPF moisturizer in with my foundation for a sheer foundation coverage with the UV protection.
  • If you’re spending the day in the water, I would recommend Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in #22E and #28E. Cream eyeshadows will definitely last longer than powder in the water. And say goodbye to raccoon eyes with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow. I have used this as eyeliner and it survived during both my hot yoga classes and swimming sessions!
  • Wear a lip balm with SPF. My new favourite is Carmex Moisture Plus with SPF 15. But if you decide to wear lipstick, choose a matte formula such as Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate.
  • Set your makeup with a setting spray, such as Urban Decay All Nighter Longer-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
  • If you’ve started sweating, touching up your face with powder can cause clogged pores. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets are a better way to reduce the shine: just dab the blotting sheet over areas that tend to get oily.

 |TRIED, TESTED, AND TRUE |

 Testing my make-up in the pool:

^^ Such an attractive photo! 😛
After an hour of swimming, this is what my make-up looked like after I showered:

{Products used}: 
 

  • Carmex Moisture Plus with SPF 15
  • Marcelle Essentials Oil-Free Multi-Defense Lotion SPF 15 
  • Make Up For Ever All Mat Primer
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in “#153”
  • Make up For Ever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in “#25” 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in “#22E and #28E” 
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in “#06” 
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Longer-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in “#110”

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    {Beauty Panel} Tips on Wedding Make-up Application

    Makeup application for weddings is slightly different compared to your everyday makeup. The wedding day, whether it’s your special day or someone else’s close to you, is a busy and long-filled day. Whether you are getting your makeup done by an artist or DIYing it yourself, here are some tips to ensure you get the best wearing power from your look:

    • Take care of your skin leading up to the wedding day: drink lots of water, exfoliate, tone and moisturize.
    • For hot spring/summer wedding days, to ensure your foundation doesn’t melt off your face, apply a face primer, like Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer. Not only does this act as a great base for a smoother foundation application, it keeps the oils in for a long lasting finish.
    • To avoid eye shadow from creasing due to the oils and heat, apply an eyelid primer to your eyes, Urban Decay Primer Potion. This increases the staying power of your eye shadow as well as makes the colours more vibrant.
    • Stay away from too much shimmer on the eyes, face, and lips. It’s not flattering in photos.
    • If you know you will get teary-eyed throughout the event, waterproof products are the way to go. Try using Make Up For Ever Waterfproof Cream Eyeshadow in “Aqua Black” as your eyeliner and L’Oréal Waterproof Volumunious mascara to pump up your lashes.
    • To avoid applying your lipstick too many times throughout the day, fill your lips in with lip liner to use as the lipstick base, L’Oreal Colour Riche Anti-Feathering Lip Liner. Apply a matte lipstick over it to increase the wear, Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate. Remember to moisturize your lips before applying the lip products; this will help prevent your lips from drying out.
    • To keep your makeup looking fresh all day, set it with a setting spray, Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray.
    • If you have an excellent makeup application, all you need to pop in your clutch is a lipstick and blotting sheets, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets for minimal touch-ups throughout the day!
    • Remember, your makeup should only be an enhanced version of yourself. You want to look and feel beautiful and still look like YOU! 

     {Products used}: 

    • Cover FX Skin Prep Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum
    • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation “#155” 
    • Lise Watier Portfolio Correctors in “Light”
    • Make Up For Ever HD Powder
    • Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray
    • Urban Decay Primer Potion in “Eden” 
    • Shiseido Silky Eyeshadow Quad in “Q10 Desert Winds” 
    • Stila Smoky Eye Palette in “Black Shadow” 
    • Make Up For Ever Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow in “Aqua Black” 
    • L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in “Black” 
    • Smashbox Eyebeam Double-ended Brightener
    • Ardell False Lashes in “#128” 
    • DUO Lash Adhesive Waterproof 
    • L’Oreal Waterproof Voluminous Mascara 
    • Benefit Bronzer in “Hoola” 
    • M.A.C Blush in “Dainty” 
    • Estée Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder 
    • EOS Lip Balm
    • L’Oreal Colour Riche Anti-Feathering Lip Liner in “All About Pink” 
    • Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate in “102”

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    LOTD – Rimmel London Lasting Finish By Kate Moss

    The long weekend is here for us Canadians and we get to enjoy it with such beautiful, warm weather!

    My outfit today is black and white, but to get a kiss of summer on my lips, I’m wearing one of my new matte lipsticks by Rimmel  London! It’s called, Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss.

    My observations:

    • This lipstick is a beautiful matte lipstick that is very pigmented with a subtle scent. 
    • It’s not as drying as other matte lipsticks, but I still recommend to exfoliate and moisturize your lips beforehand. This just makes the overall application look smooth and supple. 
    • The lipstick is long-lasting and doesn’t really transfer to cups, straws, or your hubby’s lips compared to other lipsticks that claim to be long-lasting.

    The shade I’m wearing today is in 102. It’s a vibrant, blue-toned pink:

    If you are searching for a good matte lipstick, I would definitely recommend this collection. It’s such an excellent quality lipstick with an affordable price point (approximately $6.98 CAD).

    xoxo