Summer Makeup Y’all
Wearing makeup when it’s warm out sucks. It melts off your face and when you’re wearing too much you can quickly go from ravishing to a gooey mess.
Even though I worked as a cosmetician for quite a while, I don’t recommend wearing a lot of makeup and most days I just don’t bother with it. But here is my summertime necessity
Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup
Simply put, this stuff is the shit. It’s perfect for normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin (yay for fragrance free!). Anyone can wear it and it doesn’t even look or feel like you’re wearing anything after you apply it. No need for foundation with this one. It’s fantastic on its own!
It’s a powder that has encapsulated coconut water in it. So, when you put it on the little capsules break open to hydrate your skin. That explains while you’ll feel a wet sensation on your skin while applying. For oily/combo skin ladies there is no oil in this makeup, just water so there’s no need for concern. And dry skin ladies, this powder will not make you look ridiculously matte, it has a lovely glowy finish without making you look shiny.
And even though you should always wear sunscreen, this little dandy has an spf of 13 to boot.
When applying this product you don’t want to fluff in on your face like a normal powder. I recommend that you use the brush that comes with it or a flat foundation brush and smooth it on to your face. This way, the capsules break and the makeup will better set on your face. As well, you can put on one coat for minimal coverage or you can layer and layer it until you get your desired coverage without looking like someone beat you with a flower bag. It comes in many shades, however, don’t worry about picking the perfect colour. The photocromatic pigments in the product act as tiny mirrors that reflect light. That’s how it covers blemishes rather than using heavy colour laden pigments.
And before we all go “wah wah good things like this aren’t cheap” ..surprise! It actually has a faboosh price. Generally, it’s 19.99$ at Shoppers. But, quite often it goes on sale for 12.99$ or 13.99$ (check your flyer!). Wal-Mart’s regular price on it is somewhere in between Shopper’s sale price and regular price.
Go give it a whirl, ladies. You won’t be disappointed!