LA is having a SERIOUS heatwave. I’m talking 90 plus degrees near the coast… we’re dying over here.
During the summer or whenever it’s this hot, I like to pare down my beauty routine so it’s as fuss-free & heat-friendly as possible. That means cutting down on powders, which cake when you sweat, embracing dewiness & going for a more natural look. Here’s a break down of my routine & must-have products for heat-proof makeup.
I start with Fenty Beauty primer (my absolute favorite) to at least try to keep everything in place. I then mix Mac Strobe Cream (about a dime sized amount) with my IT Cosmetics CC cream & add a little bit of Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Serum. I read amazing reviews about this product online and tried it and am absolutely in love, you can mix it with just moisturizer or sunscreen if you want even less coverage, but it adds such a pretty bronzy glow to whatever you mix it with. Apply with a damp beauty blender or even your hands.
For concealer, I use the usual suspects, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, Vanilla & Honey. If somehow I’m looking fresh (rare) I’ll skip this part. For heat-proof makeup, I use concealer sparingly since its a bit thicker & thus more likely to crease or cake.
I then use a cream bronzer, either Chanel Soleil de Tan or Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Cocoa. Apply with an angled brush & blend out with beauty blender… or just use the beauty blender if you’re short on time & tools.
Pat on a cream blush, I like Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk, or this Kosas blush & highlighter duo. I use my fingers to start then blend with a beauty blender.
Apply cream highlighter, again I like Glossier’s Haloscope in Quartz or the cream highlight from the blush duo I mentioned above. I focus on tops of cheekbones, temple, brow bone & cupids bow.
Set the under eye with a little Laura Mercier powder and a 224 MAC brush (or something equally as small & fluffy). Use sparingly, just under the eyes, side of the nose, chin & a little between the brows (or wherever you tend to get oily.) The goal is to allow the majority of your face makeup to meld & mix with the oil & sweat you produce, which will be inevitable in the heat.
Eyes, Brows & Lips
I like to use a little bit of cream bronzer in the eye socket for definition, and if I’m wanting a little more glow I use a cream shadow like Glossier’s Lidstar (I’m loving “Fawn” & “Cub”….. PSA I was at the Glossier store and heard someone say Beyonce loves “Fawn”. If its good enough for Queen B it’s good enough for SimplyB!)
Use a tinted brow gel like Glossier’s Boy Brow to brush brows into place.
Also… I swear this post is not sponsored my Glossier, they just have great low maintenance beauty products!
I keep it simple & fill in with my favorite liner, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk & apply some Aquaphor