Five products I reach for on those hot, humid days…
So I realise this post may be a tad late as Summer is basically over, well it isn’t, but the constant rain and dark clouds would make you think otherwise. Anyway, I decided to still post this because it’s the summer holidays, lots of people are going abroad and where I live there’s been some pretty humid days lately.
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer // £8.10
I’m so sorry for always mentioning this primer because it seems to have been discontinued a while ago, but I stocked up on it from eBay because I just think it’s so so amazing. I don’t reach for it as much these days due to having much drier skin but it was my ultimate holy grail during my oilier days. I have a few back ups of this now and they’re lasting me ages because I only really use it when it’s a super hot day and I need my T-Zone to stay matte. It’s just the best primer ever, I honestly can’t understand why Rimmel would discontinue it, it keeps any oil from appearing for hours and hours.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Foundation // £30.00
Lightweight foundations are a must on those hot, humid days and my favourite one to reach for is the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I was desperate to get my hands on this for about a year before I actually bought it and I so wish I’d got it sooner. It’s amazing for coverage whilst still being lightweight and keeping my face matte on super hot days. NARS foundations never let me down!
NARS Illuminator in Copacabana // £23.00
I don’t like to wear an awful lot of makeup when it’s humid as I end up feeling like it’s all just going to slide off. It would make sense to reach for a powder highlight I suppose but the one I always reach for is the NARS Illuminator in Copacabana just because it’s super easy to dabble on the tops of my cheekbones and give me a beautiful glow. It’s super gorgeous with minimal effort applied so it’s a fave!
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection // £16.00
Something that will make my eyes pop but stay put all day is a must on a hot day. I rarely go a day without applying an eyeshadow of some sort but on hot days I like to reach for a longwear creme shadow. I love love love the MAC Paint Pot in Vintage Selection, it adds the most gorgeous shimmer to my lids without creasing at all!
NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita // £21.00
Whenever I wear lipstick, I’m quite a perfectionist with how equal it is on each side and I usually end up touching it up with concealer. But on those humid days, I really can’t be bothered with all that as I end up getting oily where I’ve applied concealer, so instead I reach for a lipstick that’s super effortless to apply and has that “my lips but better” effect. The NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita is absolutely perfect because it adds a touch of colour to my lips whilst being so creamy and easy to apply in seconds. If it slides off or comes off at all, it’s not even noticeable which is exactly what I want!
Swatches L-R: NARS Dolce Vita, MAC Vintage Selection & NARS Copacabana.
Do you have any of these goodies in your stash?