Summers in Eastern Europe are no joke so for a person that cannot leave the house without putting on makeup, it is quite a challenge to go outside in the unbearable heat without worrying that my face would melt off. I also have quite an oily skin which doesn’t help my situation a lot throughout this time of the year. Fortunately, I have found some products that do a good job at mattifying the skin and keeping the makeup on lockdown for hours!
1. NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
I love setting sprays! They are so refreshing and they give a flawless finish to your entire makeup. My current favourite is this one from NYX. It is a great dupe for Urban Decay All Nighter. I usually spray it all over my face twice: before I apply foundation and then again after I’m done with my whole makeup.
2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
This is not my first choice when it comes to primers as it doesn’t help with vanishing my pores. However, it is great if you are dealing with an oily skin like moi. As soon as you put the primer on, it instantly mattifies your face. The Smashbox primer and the NYX setting spray are literally my dynamic duo during summer and together they work wonders. My foundation stays on for ages!
3. NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder
When I hear the word “summer” the first thing that pops into my head is this powder. This is a mineral translucent powder that I only use during hot seasons because it is so incredibly mattifying but it leaves the skin looking radiant and luminous. A little goes a long way so I lightly dust a bit of powder to set my foundation. This is definitely a miracle in a jar!
What are your favourite sweatproof products to use during hot days?