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Foundation in summer a disaster!

Hey Make-up lovers! 


Need your help. I have tried a few foundations now (most recently Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk) and as the summer gets more humid I am getting super greasy midday. Despite the grease, the foundation still gives off a patchy, cakey, dry look! I'm at my wit's end because I am using a primer and setting powder. I've even tried adding a setting mist. It still greases up mid-day. Problemo is I don't think a matte foundation would flatter me (due to skin texture and acne-prone skin).


My skin is normally dry (fall, winter, spring = needs major hydration). Do you have any recommendations?

Re: Foundation in summer a disaster!



I also recommend switching up your setting powder. I recently started using theSEPHORA COLLECTION Matte Perfection Powder Foundation and it works well at setting foundation and keeps me shine free for longer. It also comes in a wide variety of shades, please let me know if you help with shade matching!

โค๏ธ Melissa

Re: Foundation in summer a disaster!

@nikarina There are times in the year when I need to forego setting powder because it seems to mess up my foundation and makes it look dry and textured. Instead, I skip right to a nice bronzer or highlighter (my favourites are Stila Heavenโ€™s Hue in shades Kitten and Bronze) and then I spray my face thoroughly with Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray. The result is a glowy face that stays fresh all day. 


However, if your foundation is sliding around and breaking up as well, you may want to review your prepping game. Using an oil-control cleanser, moisturizer, and toner can reduce the amount of oil your skin produces, for example. One of my favourites is Ole Henriksenโ€™s oil control set:





Iโ€™ve also heard that some people will set their makeup between steps to lock everything in place. Iโ€™ve only ever tried that with my eyeshadow, but the result was excellent. 


Good luck โ˜บ๏ธ

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