Wednesday Ramblings | Sweatproof Make up

8th July 2015 by naffy

This post seems fairly redundant as I am typing this the heavens have open and it looks like we are in the middle of December but we are actually in July. Saying that it is still humid outside and it is the early days of summer days hence the reason for this post.

With the humidity we are currently experiencing chances are your make up will want to melt and disintegrate (or at least I am hoping it is just not me) so here are some things I do to try and keep my make up together.

Using a primer
If you watched my recent Get Ready With Me video, you will notice that I used a primer. A primer locks your foundation and creates a base for your foundation to sit on. Your primer of choice? That depends on your skin type. If you have dry, dehydrated or normal skin I would go with my personal favourite which is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in SPF 30* It feels like a lightweight moisturiser on the skin. It is translucent on the skin so does not mix the shade of your foundation.

For all my oily and combination skin girls a silicone based primer is the one you want to go for. There are many of these you can choose from on the high street and department stores. Something like the Benefit Porefessional would help your skin stay matte as well keep the oil from mixing with your sweat and foundation.

Setting sprays
I will confess part of this is because of how spraying this makes me feel but I have been using the Urban Decay All nighter long lasting setting spray*. Setting sprays can be used in many ways but in this instance I use it to lock in my make up to give it a small boost and lasting power.

Layering Products
This sounds counter productive but if you’re applying blush and want it stay for a good few hours without melting using a cream blush first blend it in and then apply your powder blush on top. This allows you to still have the fresh looking glow to your skin without looking cakey as powder products on their own can occasionally.

And those are the three things I do to make sure my make up stays in place in the heat. I hope this helps some of you but ladies if it is too hot outside don’t feel like you NEED to add a lot of stuff on your face. Just do you. 

Lots of love
  • 8th July 2015 / Reply

    I love the UD Setting Spray but the Make Up Revolution one is just as good x

  • 8th July 2015 / Reply

    I had my graduation on Thursday so I also used these steps to keep my makeup long lasting! Thanks for sharing!
    Life of Lala

  • 8th July 2015 / Reply

    I couldn't agree with you more!

    Have you tried the Skindinavia makeup spray? It's my favourite. They say the UD makeup sprays are also made by Skindinavia but for some reason, I prefer the Skindinavia ones! They just keep my makeup looking perfect all day long!

  • 8th July 2015 / Reply

    I've never tried a setting spray but really want to, the UD one has to be the first I try. Definitely need sweat proof make up at the moment, KBxx

  • 9th July 2015 / Reply

    I totally agree with you, wearing a primer really helps on my super oily skin (and thats before I sweat!). The By Terry primer is my fave <3

  • 9th July 2015 / Reply

    I love setting sprays! Currently, I'm using the Smashbox primer water, and I'm obsessed. It's amazing!

  • 9th July 2015 / Reply

    I seriously need to try a setting spray!
    I'm still searching for my holy grail primer, I have super oily skin & find that The Porefessional just makes my makeup slide even more than it usually would :/

    Jess xo

  • 9th July 2015 / Reply

    Primers are my favorite. I love how they keep my make up in place.

  • 9th July 2015 / Reply

    Definitely been using my setting spray this summer so I won't have the melted face! Loving the Loreal setting spray!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  • 10th July 2015 / Reply

    UD setting spray is so good. I need to repurchas it soon x

    Pink Frenzy

  • 10th July 2015 / Reply

    I totally agree with you hun primer is so important and also a setting powder I also like to carry tissue paper and split the tissue paper in two so that its wafer thin and dab my makeup throughout the day incase im oily its so so handy :) and leaves your makeup still looking fresh and clean

  • 11th July 2015 / Reply

    a good primer is all i need and I'm all set! i haven't used a setting spray ever since i had found the primer

  • 12th July 2015 / Reply

    I'm still yet to try a setting spray, I've heard so many good things about the UD one :) xx

  • 12th July 2015 / Reply

    Urban Decay's All Nighter is my favourite setting spray ever. It's just fantastic. Great product choices Naffy 😀

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  • 13th July 2015 / Reply

    The UD setting spray is AMAZING.
    Great products :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes