Mid-day Pick Me Ups
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I traveled to Chicago recently and as soon as I got off the airplane I had the urge to wash my face and apply fresh face makeup. There’s something about the dry airplane air that ruins my makeup and skin.
On top of that, the following day I was walking around the city and felt so grimy by midday that I had the same urge.
And while it’s tempting to just layer a bit of powder over top of everything to matte it all out and refresh my face a bit, that always ends up in a cakey, uneven look.
So, I started thinking about what the easiest, travel friendly pick me ups are, and I landed on these three. I’m new to Mai Couture, and if you are too you should watch this, but the lavender blotting papers are a dream come true. My makeup didn’t budge, but everything evened out and became matte. Make sure you pat and don’t drag the paper across your skin.
Bare Minerals’ translucent setting powder as been a favorite for years and years! I love the light smell too for some reason. It’s mild but it smells pleasant. Perhaps one of the most popular translucent setting powders, though, is Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder. I recently picked it up to compare it with the Bare Mineral’s one, and I’ll report back soon.
And finally, a spritz of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is perfect to really counteract dry, lifeless makeup. As long as you hold the bottle a good 10 inches from your face it won’t be too much spray and leave you feeling wet.
So try one of these methods if you need a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day! Avoid the tendancy to layer makeup, and don’t understimate the powder of a translucent setting powder!