Summer means FRIENDS, FUN, SUN... But also SWEAT, HOT AND SUNBURNS! I know, I know... You may see that I don't love summer too much... And IT'S TRUE! I am not a summer person, I LOVE COLD!
I cannot stand the hot weather and that means that as soon as the climate gets hotter the way I see makeup it's totally different than how it was before!
I cannot stand foundations no more and I love lightweight products (and maybe those are products that during the cold months I hate!) and if a product is just a little "heavy" I start hating it!
So... All of this means that I have to change my makeup routine! The less product I use, more I'm happy! And actually... During summer I don't care about people thoughts about my under-eye circles or imperfection!
The first thing I do is to not use my foundation! When it's hot outside this is the first thing that disappear on my face! And why do I have to waste foundation?? It also make me nervous when I wear it! Cause it feels like a "film" on my face and it seems like it clog more my pores!
|This is the foundation I wear during warmer months! It actually stays on pretty well and it controls the oil on your face!|
Concealer, then, become my best friend! I put in the places where I need coverage (usually on my under-eye area) and it makes me feel good with myself without dealing with the heavy foundation-feeling!
|This concealer is just AMAZING!|
I usually powder after this step, cause with the hot weather the concealer will crease no matter what!
powder without adding more product (like eye-shadow primer).
The last two steps are bronzer and mascara. I think that mascara is my best friend (am I weird??? Please... Tell me not!) and I don't have a lot of problems with normal mascaras (that are not waterproof) but if you have watery eyes or you tend to sweat a lot, go for the waterproof version of your favorite mascara!
For bronzing my face I use the classic "3 motion" with a large brush(not contouring, cause during summer I look for the bronzed look!).
|This is the multi-task brush from Real Techniques and it's the one I use for bronzing!|
|NYC Big Bold Bronzer in "MetropoliTan"|
|I use the NYC Bronzer in "Sunny" for the days when I'm paler and, if I'm not so pale, as a blush!|