There are a lot of long wearing and waterproof makeup items out there for fun in the sun...but all of those long wearing and blushes and lipsticks won't do you a bit of good if your face is melting off. OK Not LITERALLY melting off like Major Toht in Raiders Of The Lost Ark...
I mean like a makeup meltdown from oily skin and summer heat..that's the kind of melting I'm talking about.
Because of my oily skin, I deal with makeup meltdown almost every day of my life. I have tested almost everything on the market but nit everything works like it should. Here are a few base products, that actually work for me, that you can use to keep your face from fading and faltering during this hot Summer and beyond....
To begin with, you need to protect your skin. This sunscreen from eltaMD is not only designed for those of us with oily skin, but it's also great for those with troubled skin as over time the micronized zinc in this sunscreen help the overall look of the skin. The eltaMD UV Clear sunscreen leaves a great matte finish on the skin with a minimal to almost no white cast on the skin. Read my review HERE! Retails for $29 for a 1.7oz bottle (press sample)
Using this as a primer before you apply your foundation is the best way to create a long lasting matte finish for your base makeup. This mattifying powder is free of Bismuth, Pearl Powder and Mica! Use it alone, under over or under and over your makeup for a matte finish and oil free face for hours. Read my review HERE! Retails for $12.99 for a 1.05oz/30g jar (press sample)
This powder contains micronized Amazonian clay which mattifies skin while reducing the appearance of pores. This colorless and silky powder is perfect for all skin types and tones but best for those with oily skin or those wanting their makeup to last longer in hot situations! The Amazonian clay, actually balances skin by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture, while removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft focus and flawless finish. It's almost a miracle. It can be dusted all over for a universal matte finish or dabbed on with your ring finger over blemishes or under your eye to keep makeup from fading or settling into fine lines. Your skin will never feel overly dry while using this powder which means those with normal to dry skin might find this to be a hidden gem in their collection as well. Retails for $29 US for a .32 oz/9g jar (free sample)
This gel like primer is one of the best I have ever used. It contains no silicones which can sometimes cause oily skin to go haywire. The primer's main ingredient, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, acts like a sponge and soaks up all the oil on your skin, and keeps soaking it up for hours after application. Wear this alone for a blurred and mattified finish to the skin or under makeup for a perfectly primed poreless canvas to your base makeup. Read my review HERE! Retails for $36 USD for a 1.35 oz tube (free sample)
This weightless and non sticky spray is just the thing to keep your face in place all day and night. The micro-fine mist won't disturb your finished face. It acts as a sealant to keep what beautiful piece of art you applied to your skin in place and not on the move. This spray is gentle and won't break you out, but washes off easily with your normal cleansing routine. (Remember even though it says all nighter, never sleep in your makeup!) I have been using this spray for several YEARS with excellent results. On days when I feel like I might need a little extra help I spray lightly over my finished makeup and I'm ready to face the world without fear of a meltdown. Retails for $29 USD for a 4oz spray bottle (purchase)