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It feels good to be back. Yesterday was definitely a whirlwind! It was such a special feeling being able to spend the morning up on the campus that we both love and having it all to ourselves. You know the planner that I am, I made sure it was the Summer break so none of the students were on campus. Hence why we had to wait till the end of June. We luckily got started bright and early and the heat held off till just the end. With that said after yesterdays photo shoot in Florida in the Summer…….I thought I would share my products that were major lifesavers! Even after shooting a couple of hours my makeup was surprisingly intact.
First Prime that skin.
Primer is not part of my daily routine but for important days such as this a primer was a must. I used this one.
I like how it’s a to-go size so it’s a lot more affordable. Especially since this isn’t part of my daily use this little tube has lasted me forever. I put it on and then let it set. I gave it a few minutes or basically the time it took to tweeze a few strays in my eyebrows and but on some lotion.
Smooth and blend it out
I know this seems like repeating a step but remember I needed this to last. I have really fallen in love with this product. To lighten up my Summer makeup I have really only been using this and a quick bronzer swipe (Deep End bareMinerals)
. It is tinted, completely evens out your skin tone and it has SPF 30 which was very helpful for being outside. Once again apply a thin layer and let it set for a few minutes.
I then applied my regular makeup which is the bareMinerals pressed foundation powders
. I stick to powders during the Summer it seems to help cut down on the oil factor for me. I have also really been loving the Stila Custom Color blush (I raved about it before here
). It is super pigmented so you only have to use a little. Plus it adjusts to your ph to create your own custom pink.
My two go-to for the eyes that stand up to all kinds of weather is Benefit They’re Real! and this waterproof Stila Eye Liner (Purple Tang is amazing for green/blue eyes. It is deep violet with a tiny amount of sparkle).
Finish it up with setting powder.
Also because it was 90 degrees out I swiped this for good measures (I bought the mini for how little you have to use).
This stuff is legit. I’m not going to lie I got a tiny bit panicky spraying liquid on my perfectly set face but 3 quick sprays and your makeup will be weather proofed. I am a believer. Will definitely be using this during the hot Summer days here in Florida.
Phew! I swear it only takes me 15 minutes to do my makeup. I don’t wear any eye makeup besides mascara and liner. I don’t suggest you need all of these for daily use but this combo was the winning set for today. I sweated a little bit at that end and I blotted with some Charcoal blotting linens
and my makeup did not budge.
I can’t wait till the pictures are done! What are you go-to products to help combat the Summer heat?? Hope you are having a great start to your week! Check back tomorrow for a sweet giveaway you are not going to want to miss it! xoxoxo