Summer Beauty Tips: No Melt Make-up

Summer Beauty Tips: No melt make-up

I have oily to combination skin. In the winter I find it hard to keep my skin hydrated and in the summer I find it impossible to keep any sort of make-up in place. Summer is my make-up nemesis meaning more often than not, only a few hours after putting my face on in the morning, I’m a sweaty mess. And let’s talk about the shine! Some days I reflect like a mirror. A sulky, sweaty mirror. Nice.

Suffice to say I’ve tried a fair few products to mattify and prolong my make-up. For those who share my skin woes (oily and combination) or for those of you who find that the summer months cause your make-up to slide south, here are some of my favourite tips for how to stop your make-up from melting and how to beat the heat.

Use gel based skincare:

Gel based products sink into the skin leaving less shine than cream or oil based products. Some moisturisers are designed to leave the skin with a matte appearance.

Try a primer:

Face Primers
Mattifying primers are a real investment as a dual purpose primer helps to keep your make-up in place and cut down on shine. Eyelid primers stop your eyeshadow creasing and can keep them in place for hours.

Elf Eyelid Primers

Think longwear:

Longwear make-up products
Products that state they last for a long time, for example colorsports 24 hours eye liner or Estee Lauder double wear stay in place foundation, are designed to cling to your skin and outlast other brands. Wearing a waterproof mascara will stop any smudges from happening but prepare to use an appropriate eye make-up remover such as Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish or Micellar Water because once your mascara’s on it’s unlikely to budge!

Try an all-in-one:

BB Creams Garnier and Ginvera

BB Creams (Blemish Balms) are my new favourite thing. They offer up a multitude of different remedies for every skin type ranging from moisturisation, sun protection, coverage for uneven skin tone and can mattify your skin making it look flawless if you choose the right one.

Shift that shine:

Face Blotting Paper
Use blotting sheets to remove the excess shine before applying foundation. Don’t scrimp on moisturiser either, your skin gets thirsty in the summer sun so use a gel based moisturiser (see above) with an SPF for extra protection. Afterwards use a pressed powder, applied with a sponge, rather than a brush, to set your make-up and make it last longer.

MAC Blot Powder

Fix your face:

Setting Sprays
Setting sprays are a relatively new concept. I’ve been using Mac’s Fix+ for around six years but the idea is now more widespread, hitting both the highstreet and online brands. Elf’s mist and set spray is similar and an affordable option for those on a budget.

Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products before – have they worked for you?

Do you have any tips for no melt make-up? And what are your favourite summer beauty products?

Thanks for Reading,

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Summer Beauty Giveaway *CLOSED*

Summer Beauty Giveaway Featured

Welcome to my Summer Beauty Giveaway!

Looking for a way to spruce up your summer make-up look? Read on for your chance to win this fabulous summer beauty bundle!

Summer Giveaway Beauty Bundle Prizes

Details below for your chance to win:

Jemma Kid Make-up Masterclass book rrp £22.50

Jemma Kid Make-up Masterclass book rrp £22.50

The Feel Good Factory on Looking Gorgeous book rrp £9.99

The Feel Good Factory on Looking Gorgeous book rrp £9.99

e.l.f. natural radiance blusher in Flushed £2.50

e.l.f. natural radiance blusher in Flushed £2.50

Susan Posnick Colorflo Bronzer with SPF 26 rrp $68

Susan Posnick Colorflo Bronzer with SPF 26 rrp $68

new cid cosmetics i-gloss with mirror in Perfect Pout (clear) £17

new cid cosmetics i-gloss with mirror in Perfect Pout (clear) £17

Ahava mineral makeupcare deadsea algae compact powder in SAND medium light rrp $29

Ahava mineral makeupcare deadsea algae compact powder in SAND medium light rrp $29

Ahava mineral makeupcare deadsea algae compact powder in SAND medium light

Burts Bees Honey Lip Balm £3.69

Burts Bees Honey Lip Balm £3.69

That’s a total of around £112 worth of beauty products you could win!

How to Enter

To be in with a chance to win this competition simply follow me on:

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AND Leave me a comment below to say where you have followed me!

Terms and Conditions

The competition is open to UK entrants only aged 18 and over, one entry per person.

A winner will be chosen from all valid entries using random.org.

Competition closes 9pm Monday 11th August.

 

The competition is not sponsored by any of the above brands, it’s just for fun!

Good Luck and Thanks for Reading,

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My Make-up Collection and Storage

I love seeing blog posts and youtube videos about people’s make-up storage. And there’s nothing more satisfying than getting organised and having a make-up spring clean. I’ve needed to have a cull for SO long as I forget about products that I do truly love and it’s lovely to rediscover some old favourites. After a bit of searching online I found a storage system that works for me and to make things a little different today I filmed a video to give you a sneak peek into my make-up collection. Enjoy!

*Disclaimer: Yes, I own a lot of make-up. I’m the first to admit it’s a lot of products but to some people it might be loads or hardly anything by way of comparison. I do a lot of work with beauty brands so I get sent a fair few samples. Equally I buy a lot even though I don’t need them, it’s an entirely irrational want for pretty things! Anyhow I’m not trying to ‘show off’ how many products I’ve got or how much I may have spent *hangs head*, I just happen to like make-up products and thought this might be a nice way to show how I like to organise them as inspiration. I hope it is :D

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