Senin, 03 Agustus 2015

My New Favorite Makeup For Summer Humidity

I don't know about you, but it's VERY humid where we live. We've been experiencing triple digit temps with humidity levels reaching 90% or more. 

Y'all know I have a predilection for Neutrogena products, and I still do, but with our extreme weather this summer, I was tempted to try something new. As I was watching TV the other day, (I think it was Sharknado, don't judge~lol!) there was a commercial for Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation. Hmm...this instantly grabbed my attention. A makeup that lasts 24 hours??? I've never worn my makeup that long, but still...that's a big claim they're making. The die was cast...I couldn't wait to try it out!

They also make an Infallible Pro-Matte 16 Hour Powder that I tried out. I figured it was best to try both products together. 

BTW, do ya'll know that Walgreens will let you return ANY makeup for ANY reason? Yep, you can bring it home, try it out, and if you don't like the shade, etc. you can return it. This is at ALL Walgreens stores too. (I have to give a shout out to Melissa at 320 Sycamore Blog for this great info.!) Oh, and Walgreens has this very makeup "buy one, get one 50% off" right now. Mine were $13.79 each, but with the sale it would only be around $20 for the foundation AND powder.  

So, obviously I bought mine at Walgreens. :) Here's a pic of the foundation...

And powder...

Here's the foundation brush I applied it with...

stipple brush for foundation

It's the Up & Up Complexion brush from Target. My sweet friend (and personal makeup advisor) Selene at Restoration Beauty recommended it on Instagram and as usual, she was spot on! I loved this brush more than words can say! I used it as a stippling brush when applying the Loreal foundation and it worked wonders!

I dotted the foundation on my face, one section at a time (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin) and used the brush to stipple it on. I didn't drag the brush over my skin or use it in a circular motion at all. I literally used it the same way I would stipple paint on a wall. :) It was hard for me to see how it would blend without using a circular motion, but somehow it did. You can google "using a stippling brush for foundation" and see all kinds of videos explaining how to do it.

Here's the other neat thing about this brush. This is what it looked like after I used it four times...

See? Not a trace of foundation remains on the brush! I love that I'm not wasting any foundation AND I don't have to wash this brush as often. :) 

The powder comes with a sponge and I applied it using a blotting motion. I just kind of pressed it into my skin.

I have to say, this makeup lived up to its hype. It almost seemed to have an airbrushed quality to it. The coverage was phenomenal and I wore it over 8 hours before I felt the need to blot a little more powder in my T-Zone. 

I wore it for about 10 hours total and it really did look just as good at six o'clock at night as it did at eight o'clock in the morning, and that's really saying something when you factor in our heat and humidity. :)

So this makeup gets a big thumbs up from me. I can see it quickly becoming my "summer makeup" or any other time I want my makeup to last extra long. 

One more thing...I shared this pic on Instagram last week...

Looks inviting, huh? Well, let me tell you...this was taken on our recent trip to the beach and it was so hot, we saw people being taken by stretcher because of heat exhaustion. The beach is my least favorite place in the world. It's a shame that I live so close to the beach, but can't stand it. :) Don't get me wrong...I love listening to the waves crashing and I adore looking at pictures of the beach, but actually being there is another story. I can't stand the heat, humidity, sand, water, or roller coasters, but my boys love it all. I pretty much took up residence in a Starbucks until everyone was ready to go home. Lol!

I'm not much of an outdoorsy girl here in the Texas heat, but when we're in California, I'm outside all day long. There's nothing quite like that awesome Cali weather. :) 

Y'all have a good day and let me know if you try this makeup. It's one of my new favorite things. 


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