I wanted to take a break from Bahamas photos to share my make-up routine for the beach. (This outfit will be on my blog soon though!) Before I even begin, let me get this out there… yes, I wore makeup while on the beach in the Bahamas. Ha! As a blogger, I take photos on trips and trust me – you don’t wanna see a ton of photos of me sans makeup on here. (Not cute… between acne scars & some hyper pigmentation from accutane, etc. I’m choosing to keep that between myself (& John)… my personal decision.) *Sidenote, if you have watched my videos you can see me sans makeup in the beginning of those.
Okay.. so one day in the Bahamas I had to shoot a couple of campaigns in between breakfast, lunch, dinner, running around with John. This meant I needed my makeup to stay from 8am – 10 pm. I was so thrilled because while spending time at the beach, taking photos/changing clothes, & eating meals & just running around the island – my makeup wore flawlessly all day. I’m not one to throw the word “flawless’ out unless I mean it, but oh my stars, I mean it. I wanted to share this my makeup routine for those of you who are looking for products that stay put in general – or if you have a special occasion coming up where you’d like to avoid touch ups throughout the day.
Step 1. YSL Blur Primer
This product was in my “HITS” post from last week. Holy cow.. it is not cheap, but it is totally worth every penny. I primed my face w/it after moisturizing (w/jojoba oil). (Also, try mixing primers to make on that does what you’d like it to do.)
So, the Tom Ford foundation is also from my ‘HITS’ post. Again, pricy but worth it. (A reader even commented that she justified buying it not only because it is amazing – but also bc a little goes a long way.) Because this product is rather pricy, I only use a little bit of it- focusing on places that need it. This foundation looks VERY natural on the skin – if you have awesome skin, you’d love this alone. Because I have a lot to cover up, I use a TINY bit of my Marc Jacobs foundation & mix the two. This provides CRAZY good coverage (that does not look cakey) & wears all day. (PS. I use THIS makeup brush – I will review it asap & explain why I travel w/it.. PSS. This exact brush is sold out most of the time so if you want one you have to order it when it pops into stock!)
*Keep in mind EL Double Wear is also one for full coverage all day – it just hasn’t been looking as good on my skin lately.
Step 3. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
You all know I swear by this product. I set my foundation w/this powder! **If you are super oily, try setting your foundation w/ a powder like THIS one or THIS one. ALSO, for my oily sisters.. I recently was told that THIS moisturizer is a DREAM come true for oily skin. I have not tried it yet seeing as my accutane has banished my excessive oil, however, the minute it does come back I’ll be using it.
Step 4. Under Eye Products
Okay, I mentioned that I found a new under eye product that I love.. it is THIS one. Holy. Cow! This stuff not only covers beautifully, but it also stays there. My eyes water a lot due to dryness w/accutane so the wind made me ‘cry’ while on the beach. I thought for sure I’d have tear streaks down my eyes but – no way. This stuff truly is water proof. The formula is not sticky – and does not cake up at all.
Step 5. Hourglass Bronzer
Also, I purchased THIS while in the Bahamas bc it makes for a beautiful bronzy-pinkish blush that just looks like a glow from the sun! (shade is “cheeky bronze”)
Okay… so I’ll skip details on colors, eye shadows etc. and just share what eye makeup wore best through the day.
Step 6. Eyelids
I primed my eyelids w/my usual primer which holds you eyeshade in place. If you don’t like this primer – try THIS one. I sampled it recently and it-is-goooddd. I am going to buy it when I run out of my current.
Step 7. Stila Stay All Day
I used THIS eyeliner on my upper lid and it wears really well. And I wear THIS on my lower – it also wears pretty well. My waterline is tricky bc nothing really stays put all day, but out of all I have tried this is the one I pack for travels. (PS. I am trying a new waterline eyeliner today – it’s supposedly going to be one of the best! I’ll review it soon, too.)
Step 8. Mascara
I used THIS mascara. It dries very ‘hard’. You may not understand that until you try it. But it does not rub off on your skin at all. 🙂
Ok thats it!!
Would love to hear your favorite sweat proof beauty products! Leave a comment. <3