Lipstick League Question of the Week:
How do you keep your makeup looking fresh in hot weather?
G's answer: If I absolutely need my makeup to look fresh in hot weather, several steps are required. I first use the lightest, sheerest moisturizer with SPF that I can (nothing too heavy or emollient) and I let that set. Then I apply a face primer, followed by a long-wear foundation (I love the combo of Black Radiance Complexion Perfection primer + CoverGirl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation). I then do spot concealing with a good concealer that stays put (L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Crayon doesn't budge all day for me) and I follow it with an oil-control face powder (Neutrogena Shine Control Powder is excellent in hot weather if you have oily skin). Oh, and I use a powder blush (the Milani matte baked blushes last forever on me), powder eyeshadows and usually a liquid liner since pencils tend to smear in hot weather on my oily skin. I use blotting papers throughout the day and I whip them out the moment I sense that I may be oily. And then I just cross my fingers that I don't look like a big ol' grease ball by the end of the day.
Lipstick League Links of the Week:
Phyrra - Help me Celebrate 6 Years of Beauty Blogging and enter my Mega Giveaway!
we heart this - falls in love (via swatches) with nine new tarte lipsurgence lip glosses.
Clumps of Mascara - has another four reasons to love Too Faced Cosmetics.
Gouldylox Reviews - Ever wonder what a day in the life of a beauty blogger is like (or how many products we hoard)? I have all of the answers and you won't believe how many products some bloggers use daily!
My Beauty Bunny - You may not be able to afford a vacation to the south of France, but your beauty bag can! We've got a video review of the Pardon My French Too Faced Palettes for Summer 2014.
Nouveau Cheap - Can one ever have enough budget-friendly twistable jumbo lip pencils? I believe the answer is no, especially if they’re like these.
Prime Beauty - is showing more skin as the weather heats up with the help of the Moroccan Hammam Spa Kit. Win one and treat yourself to an at home Hammam day!
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra - I love Eugenia from GeniaBeMe.com! She makes great videos, creates beautiful looks like her thick blue eyeliner look and writes fun reviews.