Cotz Face for Natural Skin Tones SPF 40
|$19.99 at cotzskincare.com|
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
|$38.00 at sephora.com|
If you are looking for a foundation that withstands heat and humidity, look no further: Estee Lauder is a well-known brand - I'm sure you have heard of their Double Wear line at some point (if not, you must be off the grid!). It has a huge cult following, and professional makeup artists, YouTube gurus and the general public have been singing its praises for years. Well, there is a reason for the notoriety - this stuff is amazing!
According to their website, Double Wear is a "15-hour, flawless foundation that stays looking fresh and natural through heat, humidity, and nonstop activity. Provides amazing coverage without feeling heavy on the skin". Let me tell you, that is the truth! Every time I wear this foundation, I am in awe of how amazing my skin looks, even on the most humid of summer days. When I combine this foundation with the sunscreen mentioned above, my makeup Does. Not. Budge.
This fabulous foundation comes in a wide range of shades (I believe there are 30 in all), and to give you an idea , I am currently using shade 2N1 Desert Beige. I've applied it with both a brush and a sponge, and either technique results in a beautiful finish!
Now, some people might find Double Wear to be a little too matte, especially on dryer skin types. I personally love this foundation for daily use in the summer when my skin is naturally extra "dewy", however, for regular use in the winter it can be a bit drying. What I like to do in the colder months is to mix it in equal parts with L'Oreal True Match foundation. This gives it just enough moisture to make it appear more skin-like and provide a little bit of "glow", while still maintaining the long wear-time and stay-put benefits of the product. If you have normal to dry skin, you might even try mixing it with True Match Lumi for a more radiant complexion. I should also mention that Double Wear foundation comes in several formulas, so if you've tried the regular formula and it is either too much or too little coverage for you, you might want to check out Double Wear Light, Double Wear Maximum Cover, or Double Wear All day Glow BB.
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
|$30.00 at urbandecay.com|
Thus concludes this week's Three Things Thursday. What are your favorite beauty products to help you beat the heat?
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