The camera I sent with Justin to Mt. Rainier
It has been unreasonably humid lately. I know it’s June in North Carolina but the humidity feels more like what we have in July or August. You cannot go outside without sweating!
As sweat was literally dripping off my face as I mowed the lawn last weekend, I got to thinking about a makeup routine for when you know you are going to be sweating. I’m not the kind of girl that would apply makeup in order to mow the lawn, but I had some on from earlier on in the day when I was running errands with the boys. It was very basic and light, and as I mowed I thought I’d share the products I would grab if I knew I would be sweating in humidity but still wanted to look a little made up. Basically, what I’ll wear the rest of the summer whenever I plan on being outside.
Primer: Benefit Stay Flawless 15 hour primer ; I got this years ago and it worked really well with my skin. There are mixed reviews on Sephora’s website, but I didn’t have any clumping issues with foundation. Another runner up primer is Hourglass Veil Mineral primer. It sinks in to my skin so well and feels great.
Foundation: When I know I’m going to sweat, I reach for Bare Minerals Original foundation. My only complaint is that it’s a mess when I’m applying it. I really dislike loose powders. Even if I’m meticulous and careful, I still feel like they get everywhere and it’s such a waste! I grab it, though, because it’s light enough for my skin to breathe and doesn’t streak or clump up on my face. The only thing I’ve noticed is that the foundation can collect under where my sunglasses rest on my nose, so I just have to rub that in if it’s a particularly humid day. Another alternative, for fuller coverage on humid days, is Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (also in loose powder). I have trouble getting an exact color match with this but I love the coverage.
Eyebrow pencil: Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil cannot be beat. It’s been my favorite for a long, long time and the color is perfect for my super neutral and light eyebrows. I tried using Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen on my brows but it melted off. I actually prefer that for liner versus brows!
Blush: Cream blush works well for me on humid days as I’m less likely to get the sweat drip effect in powder blush. I’ve been using Honest beauty blush in Truly Thrilling and love the pink shade.
Lipstick: It’s basically gone in the photo above, but I love the Dior Addict Lip Glow in the summer. It’s just the nicest little boost in color on your lips!
And that’s about it. Again, I’d keep it very simple!
Do you have a favorite product that you always grab to wear on super hot days? I’d love to know what it is!
For more, check out this summer makeup tutorial for a glowy simple look!