FRACK It’s hot!

by - July 20, 2011

I know I have been MIA lately but OMG I have lost my will to blog! I am so over this heat wave! Just walking outside is like a kick in the face. LOL. It is really hot here in the Great White North. Tres chaud! Today it has reached 34°C (93°F) which feels like 46°C (115°F) with the humidex. That is just insane!!! If I doubted global warming before I certainly do not now!

Anyhoooo , what have I been wearing on my face in this ridiculous heat wave? What are my summertime go to makeup items?

Well first, a moisturizer with a lot of SPF. I have been using Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer (SPF30). This is a great moisturizer; I like the reflective quality it has in it. It makes your face kind of glow.  If I am really lazy, which I have been lately, I will just use Origins VitaZing (SPF 15). You kill 2 birds with one stone; moisturizer and light coverage.  The VitaZing is dark enough on me to provide a light coverage. I don’t know if this would be good for people with really fair skin. You might get orange face :O
If I am wearing foundation, I am going to work, otherwise I do not bother. I know it will just melt off in this ridiculous heat. So I have been wearing my MAC Mineralized SkinFinish in Medium over the VitaZing. Then I apply some of the E.L.F. Contouring Blush and Bronzer duo, a little MAC Painterly Paint Pot on the lids and then I use the bronzing shade of the E.L.F. duo as a crease colour. I tell you, I am lazy when it is this hot!

I can’t go anywhere without some waterproof liner (L’Oreal’s Infallible). Nothing major just enough to make me look like I have some fuller lashes, just a bit on the outer edge of my top lash.

Yesterday, I grabbed some waterproof mascara - Cover Girl Lashblast. I really wanted the L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara but it was severely overpriced at the store I was at.  I needed the waterproof mascara really bad. In this heat, there is a lot of ‘facial perspiring’ going on, dripping in my eyes.  Enough said. It is so gross LOL! I hate being this hot. Since I have only used this for one day, I cannot tell you how well it comes off. I do like the coverage. LashBlast used to be my favourite mascara but now I’m a L’Oreal Voluminous girl but I am not so much of a hardcore fan that I will pay a ridiculous price for mascara. The L’Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara was $14.99. LashBlast was on sale for $6.99. Yeah I know- easy decision, Right?

For my lips, I have been using my Smoothlips lip balm lately as it seems to be the only lip product I own with SPF in it. Then whatever lip gloss I grabbed that morning or is floating around at the bottom of my purse goes on top of the balm.
My Lazy Summer Face
If anyone has tips on how to keep makeup on your face during impossible heat and humidity, please let me know. Now I must go crawl back in front of the A/C…..

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