I was inspired to do my makeup the other day, but being the foundation whore that I am, it was hard for me to look refreshed but to abandon the old routine. After walking out for lunch I realized 'OMG! My makeup stood up to the 90 degree heat that we felt here in the DC area!!'
Here's some cam whoring for ya... umm yes in one of my favorite shirts LOL
These pics were taken well after I got home, let's say around 7:30pm. Here's how my day went:
11:00am Applied makeup
12:20pm Walked in 90 degree heat for some lunch
1:45pm Ate lunch, work
5:05pm Took public transportation home (walking, riding train)
6:30 ish pm Home
7:00 ish Home, cam whoring, gearing up to do laundry
In these pics you can see I'm just starting to get a bit oily (esp. thanks to the flash), but I don't mind as I think I appear natural. Now if I was going right into a meeting I probably wouldn't want that, but being in Summer heat I like to appear polished , but that I'm normal, surviving the heat, sun kissed and dewy!
I used (my new power combo) for my Shag Blue look:
moisturizer (not even my lite summer moisturizer!)
Iman cream to powder foundation in Clay 1 (slightly damp #187 for light coverage)
Ben Nye powder (Italian Badger brush large)
Sincere powder blush (#187)
Urban Decay's Shag on lid (#239)
Matte blue side of Loreal HiP's Showy Duo (#222)
dark brown shadow in outer v (#219)
Remnants of LM Secret Brightening powder as highlight (#217)
Duo liner Pop Blue/Black Funk (black on top lid, bottom on waterline)
Maybelline XXL Curl Power mascara primer, Loreal Voluminous Carbon black mascara
Studio finish concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder
remnants of my 1N lipglass with a bit of Love Knot lipglass on top
My next experiment will be some Oil Control Lotion for the T Zone, MAC's Face and Body foundation, (maybe, maybe not BN powder) and matte bronzer. Think it will work? Are you a foundation whore like me and can't really give it up during the summer either? What do you use for summer makeup on combination skin?