SUMMER PROOF BEAUTY
Summertime represents many wonderful things such as holidays, beach time, juicy fruits, cute frocks, days that last longer… the list goes on. But the one thing that we in the Southern hemisphere know all too well but do not necessarily look forward to is the heat! As a Gold Coast bred and born brand, TMS is very familiar with the heat and the humidity and the issues that these cause in the beauty department. Don’t get us wrong, we adore a glowy makeup look, but looking overly shiny in the wrong places is never a good look. Neither is it the case when things get too smudged up or look like they’re sliding off. Here are some of the best makeup products that we think can take on the upcoming summer – where everyone has seemed to advise, is going to be a very, very hot one.
1. LAURA MERCIER FLAWLESS FUSION ULTRA-LONGWEAR FOUNDATION
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I mean… doesn’t the name explain it all? We picked this as our summer proof foundation due to its versatility on people with different skin types and its high pigment content. This foundation fares extremely well on people with combination to oily skin given its oil free formulation. For people with normal to dry skin who potentially might experience sensitivity issues, this foundation is also fragrance free. For dry skin types or people with sensitivity issues, we always recommend having the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue handy as it makes a great primer or mix in component given it’s a hypoallergenic, hydrating, tinted moisturiser nature. The Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation is also matte, but does not give a flat finish, and feels extremely lightweight to wear, and offers 15 hour wear time. Wow!
2. HOURGLASS VEIL MINERAL PRIMER SPF15
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When it comes to Hourglass… honestly, the primer is a classic! Touted and known worldwide for it’s silky texture, paper light feel that blurs pores and lines and controls oil; what it is less known for is that it’s the only primer that is super humidity resistant given it’s water repelling formulation. It’s so cool, definitely a product you should check it out! This means that any makeup that goes over the top of the primer becomes instantly highly water resistant and humidity resistant (AKA sweat resistant). It’s a clean and a highly mineralised formulation and features broad spectrum SPF 15 from titanium dioxide and zinc. However, noting that it’s still very important to wear a high level of primary sunscreen as part of your skincare routine! Further about the zinc aspect, zinc also helps to reduce redness in the skin. It’s a do-it-all primer!
3. URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY
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If you haven’t come across this setting spray… where have you been? The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray was literally tested by the founder when she did all kinds of activities including hitting the slopes when skiing to ENSURE that this setting spray would keep your makeup in place! It’s a product that works for every type of climate, including a hot and humid one because of the amazing patented temperature control technology. When used as the last step in a makeup routine, it dissolves any powdery, overly matte skin finishes, and feels like you’re giving your skin a set and refresh all at the same time. Vegan and multi-purpose as you can use it to intensify eyeshadow by wetting your eyeshadow brush with the spray beforehand; it’s a must-have product in every person’s makeup routine.
4. STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER
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It’s a product that has stood firmly in the test of time, as more brands kept bringing out liquid eyeliners so that you could achieve a “winged eyeliner look that was so sharp it could cut”… The Stila liquid eyeliner is only available in the waterproof formula and for good reason! We do, after all, water around the eye area quite a bit don’t we? The tip of the pen is also flexible and very tiny, allow you to make a precise application. The ink also flows very well to the tip of the pen so you’re not constantly shaking the product for more ink to flow out. This product comes in a variety of colours other than black, so if you wanted to achieve a more naturally defined look, there’s a brown option available. Amazing!
5. BY TERRY HYALURONIC HYDRA POWDER
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We know we have been so far mentioning a lot of complexion products that are mattifying… well things are about to change! Sometimes mattifying products can be overly drying, which encourages complexion makeup to “crack” or look thick and powdery, which is NEVER desired. The By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder is an incredible powder option as it’s essentially compressed, powder hyaluronic acid, which helps to boost skin hydration and also plump the skin. The silica microspheres work hand-in-hand to even the skin texture and keep things smooth and set.
6. NARS LIQUID LAGUNA BRONZER
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Liquid? Yes. Liquid. Nothing compliments a summer beauty look like sun kissed skin and the Nars Liquid Laguna Bronzer will give it go you! By using a liquid bronzer, people won’t be able to tell you’ve used bronzer but you will look oh so sun kissed! And that’s what every person hopes to achieve with their makeup isn’t it? That no-makeup makeup look? It’s also a super bonus that being liquid, it will apply and wear beautifully with your bare skin or on top of liquid foundation or another liquid base and last longer.
7. BARE MINERALS GEN NUDE POWDER BLUSH
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When we think of anything Bare Minerals related, we think quality makeup products that last well on the skin, despite sweat or environmental factors, due to the intense pigment or mineral (which gives pigment) that is packed into their products! The Gen Nude range features amazingly natural colours that give the perfect amount of colour to the cheeks and are complimentary to basically every skin tone. What’s also special about this product is the texture, it’s so creamy, it’s hard to believe it’s powder. But it is. And it’s amazing. Give it go!
8. KEVYN AUCOIN THE VOLUME MASCARA
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Okay… so this might be a little contentious because it’s not a waterproof mascara, but in saying that, most people get smudging due to the natural oils that produce around the eye area, particularly on the eyelids. We are not claiming that this mascara is oil-proof, but due to its oil compatible formulation, we find it’s super durable on most people and is water resistant, as oil and water don’t mix together, so you don’t have to worry about sweat and humidity ruining your mascara application. What’s also unique about this product is the tubing technology it has, preventing you from finding flaky bits of mascara all over your face. It’s also a lot easier to remove than waterproof mascara, which can be a mission in itself – just use warm water and cotton pad and you’ll find that the mascara comes off so efficiently.
So there you have it. A comprehensive list of some of the best makeup items that will carry your makeup look throughout the summer heat and humidity! Although… a lot of it isn’t just suitable for the summer, they can also be great products throughout the year and for any events where you need long-lasting makeup to make life easier.
We hope you enjoyed this read!
xoxo Miss Monday