It’s hot. It’s hot everywhere, even places where the temps don’t usually creep past the century mark. So what is a person to do with their beauty routine when walking outside is like walking into an oven? Well there are a few products that help me get through those blazing hot, humid dog days of summer, so I thought I’d share them with you, so you can deal.
Noto Botanics Resurface Scrub: Maybe it’s the light touch of peppermint oil that really gets me going, but also the citrusiness of the blood orange is sofreshthat I just can’t wait to reach for this scrub in the shower. I’m telling you, the combo is just stellar. It’s gently foaming, which I love, so I skip the step of washing my face in the shower, opting to just use the scrub (I use it about 2-3 times a week, which is me showing major restraint.) It never feels harsh on my skin, and the essential oils just make me ready to face the day, no matter what the weather report for the day is. I cannot say enough about how much I love this product.
Ernest Supplies Matte Moisturizer: The last thing I want to put on during summer mornings is a face oil. I’m sorry, but even the lightest one just feels like too much. For these mornings I reach for the Matte Moisturizer from Ernest Supplies. Lightweight and truly matte, I can face the day knowing I won’t morph into a shiny greaseball the second I walk out the door.
Heir Atelier Eye Primer: Liner is cute. Liner that travels onto your upper eyelid is not. Same with a big fat crease in your eyeshadow. Getting makeup to stay put when it’s 100+ degrees and 90% humidity is a Herculean challenge. It’s nearly impossible, and for years I scoffed at eye primers because they always changed the color and consistency of the shadow and I just didn’t feel like they were worth it. But then I found this one. As a girl who leans towards oily (*understatement of the year*) my eye makeup is ruined in an hour on a normal day. This product is my makeup savior, my eye-knight in shining armour and I won’t wear makeup without it.
Veil AutoMatte: The last thing you want to do in the heat is pack on a ton of powder; my skin crawls when I think about it. But I also do not like being uber oily. Enter this genius product. Clear, lightweight and undetectable, it blots oil away without messing the makeup you’er wearing. You can wear it under makeup, and use it to touch up over makeup. Either way it’s brilliant. I always have one of these in my set bag for work because I love using it on my clients when we have press days or a shoot, so they don’t end up with cakey, powdery skin.
Tatcha Blotting Papers: The old school, simple way to stay oil free... I do love a blotting paper. Slender in the purse, simple to use, weightless to carry. They whisk away the oil in seconds flat and then you’re good as new. And these ones are extra pretty with bit of gold flecks in them so you can add that hint of glamour to your touch ups.