CharliefromNY

Help! I need summer makeup! Mine is melting off my face!

I have pretty good, mature skin.  Not too many blemishes or marks, and I'm quite fair with blue eyes.  I am having trouble finding a good summer face makeup that will cover my little bit of redness, and stay on my face!  With the humidity in New York everything is just melting off.  Even powder isn't really working.....I've been trying a tinted sunscreen with Bare Minerals over it, but the coverage isn't very good...Any ideas??

brittanyanne91

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I would recommend trying a sample of Urban Decay's Naked foundation!!

 

courtneyleeh

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I agree with other users that suggest using a primer before applying any foundation or concealer to your skin - Smashbox makes a great line of them (I use their hydrating primer myself).  Also, search for foundations that say something similar to "long wear" or "24 hour" on them, and for these products, DO NOT buy drugstore brands.  I find drugstore foundations in general suck for the skin, and their long wear versions are way too thick to allow your skin to breathe.  Check out Bobbi Brown's Long Wear liquid foundation, test it out and see if you like it. Set it with a light translucent powder or setting mist.  And with any foundation but ESPECIALLY for longer-wearers, wash it off at night!!!

 

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CharliefromNY

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Thank you!  I'll check that one out.  I like the idea of a setting mist or powder too.  Maybe that will help.

coincoin

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Hi,

u definitely want to use primer before the foundation.  Try to use the hourglass mineral veil.  I really like that primer.  For the foundation, if you only have little redness to cover, try dr. Perricone md no foundation foundation serum.  It's so amazing.  It feels very light for summer time.  If u need more coverage for redness, u can use concealer.  for finishing product, u can top it off with setting powder and make up setting spray such as urban decay all nighter.  Hope it helps!

CharliefromNY

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Thank you.  I've never tried the Perricone.....or the urban decay all nighter...great suggestions...

magrat22

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I love Cover FX the stuff is bomb proof.  I've gone a 12 hour day in the heat and it's still there at the end of the day.  I did use primer though (Hourglass) so maybe that helped.  The ingredients in Cover FX help your skin so on days I don't wear makeup my skin looks great.  For reference I have rosacea and very dry, sensitive skin and I wear the full coverage compact foundation.  

CharliefromNY

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I've tried the Cover FX but can't apply it properly.  It is so thick.  How do you apply it without pulling on your skin?

ballerinagrl

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I do a lot of work in South & South East Asia, and I find that primer is the key to staying power for any foundation.  I really like the Estee Lauder Stay Matte Primer on my T zone, and Laura Mercier is great for everywhere else. The Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Cream is a great option for summer and it stays on my face through sweltering 12 hour work days, so I really rate it. As I need a little more coverage around my nose and beneath my eyes, I use the Double Wear Foundation there. Again it lasts all day, even in Mumbai, so I'm happy.

CharliefromNY

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Thank you so much for the suggestion!  I've heard great things about the Estee Lauder Double Wear, but have had trouble color matching.  I'm NW20 in Mac, or Nude in Laura Mercier.  Any idea what color I'd match to in the Double Wear?

ballerinagrl

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Maybe pale almond ...

Lazzigirl

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I'm fair with blue eyes also & have very thin skin under my eyes (veins around my eyes are visible). My face gets red all over when I'm outside for any length of time in hot weather.  So, if you can't find a foundation that works for you during the summer, here's what I do:  I bought "SalonBronze" from Sally Beauty Supply.  It's a spray-on bronzer that doesn't turn me orange & it lasts several days.  I lightly spray my face, neck & chest.  It covers fine lines, makes spots disappear & I don't have to use a heavy concealer around my eyes.  I've never gotten a break-out from it. Best of all, no matter how hot/sweaty I get, I look professional/polished all day.  Hope this helps!

CharliefromNY

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That's a great idea, thank you.  I'm so sweaty in this humidity, it's unbelievable...This might be a great solution..

sundaespal

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Have you tried the UD setting sprays? I have trouble sweating from my face, and the spray has really helped me feel cooler and my makeup stays put. I don't use a primer, because more layers always means more mess for me.

CharliefromNY

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Thanks....I've found the UD setting spray to be really drying, and it sets unevenly on me....I'll try it again in this summer heat and see what happens!

killerteeth

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I'm in NY too! Lately I have been absolutely loving Josie Maran's Argan Tinted Moisturizer. It is quite pigmented, despite the "tinted moisturizer" moniker, has broad spectrum SPF, and doesn't feel heavy or terrible in this weather we've been having.  I am very fair as well, and use the shade called "Fair."

 

Hope this helps!

CharliefromNY

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Thank you!  I love the Josie Maran Argan oil.....

beauty4ashes

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My favorite primer for summer HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

I'm always asking for make-up that doesn't transfer or budge!

 

I'm using this primer specifically with LANCÔME Teint Idole Ultra 24H.

The foundation says it's full coverage yet it depends on what application tool you use.

I make it full coverage for specific problem areas & sheer it down towards my jawline/neck.

 

So, the foundation can be medium-sheer if that makes sense. You can still see your own skin...freckles, ect.

 

 

CharliefromNY

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Thanks....I have a lot of trouble matching color for foundation, but I've seen a lot of good comments about the Lacome....as well as the Estee Lauder Double Wear....do you know anything about that one?  I am NW20 in Mac.....would you know what color I'd be in the Lancome??  Thanks!

beauty4ashes

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I couldn't compare MAC vs. Lancome vs. Estee Lauder DW.

I'm NC15 MAC. 

 

The color match app on the Lancome site using my MAC & the suggestions didn't come close, I ordered online. returned them. Used LIVE CHAT, not helpful either. If at all possible, go in store, get 2-3 samples to take home & try out in sunlight. 

 

I found the Lancome *Cool colors Very Pink & the *Warm colors Orange, not yellow.

The Neutrals actually look better...sort of beige-pale yellow for some or beige-pale pink.

 

 

 

 

CharliefromNY

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Makes sense.  I find that ordering online generally only works if I've gone into the store and am then reordering.  Thanks!

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