Can you believe it’s almost April? So much has been going on at the Luxie HQ lately and we hardly noticed that time is flying by incredibly fast.What we didn’t fail to notice was the sunny vibes all week. For sure, warmer weather is on its way BUT don’t let the clear blue skies fool you. Truth be told, we’ve got a little way to go before summer officially arrives. Forecasters have said that the sunshine will soon give way to rain showers here and there. A torrential downpour and humidity can easily melt off makeup from your face - imagine your mascara giving you “black tears,” or your foundation sliding off down your chin. Some people will be quick to say “just don’t wear makeup to save yourself from trouble.” But what if you need to go to an event, a meeting or any place where you want to look polished and presentable? Now here’s a fact: April shows can ruin your perfect makeup if you’re not using the right products. Here’s a roundup of no-budge makeup products and application tips that can make your makeup make it through the rain... (That’s a mouthful, Mariah).
If there’s one time in a year when you need to wear a heavy-duty primer, this is it. There are many primers out there for various reasons. There are primers made to vanish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, some are formulated to control oil and so on. The best primer for the rainy days has to be moisturizing (considering that our skin is still recovering from the winter blues) and lasts a long time on the skin. The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer meets these specific needs. This silky primer feels weightless on the skin and effectively repels water so that makeup stays locked in place. Apply this primer seamlessly all over your face using our Luxie Rose Gold Foundation Face Brush 510.
THE ACE OF BASE
Veer away from using full coverage foundation during this time of the year because if the foundation slides off from any part of your face, it will look very obvious. Wear any foundation with sheer to medium coverage so that it will really blend seamlessly well with your skin color and tone. Once you decide what foundation to use, mix a pump or two of your foundation with a drop of Make Up Forever Aqua Seal.This innovative liquid converter transforms both liquid and powder formulas into long lasting makeup. We prefer to use it on our foundation especially during beauty conferences and events because it simply works! It will give your foundation this glue-like characteristic that will make your foundation stay put without leaving any feeling of tightness or dryness. Do the same with a cream or liquid bronzer.
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED
The rule of the thumb is to apply a lip primer before your lipstick so that the color would stay on longer. How about we use a product to make this part of your makeup routine less complicated? The >Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer in Go Go Pop will provide your lips with a luscious pop of color in one full coverage coat. The formula has a built-in primer, leaving you with juicy colored lips for up to 6 hours.
THINK OUTSIDE THE LINE...
We have a new favorite cream eyeliner which is the Tarteist™ Clay Paint Liner from Tarte. Rain or tears, this product won't budge. it's heavy-duty formula would mean you need a good eye makeup remover to take it all off. The formula is very creamy and easy to work with using our Luxie Rose Gold Brush 219. This sleek eyeliner brush has flexible yet firm bristles designed for a fine and controlled application while you line your eyes.
If you want bombshell lashes that won’t stream down your cheeks when it rains, you have to try the Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara. This waterproof mascara can also survive sweat and even tears. It defines and curls lashes in just a few strokes. It also adds a dramatic length to lashes so you don’t have to wear falsies anymore.
Brow products in powder form is the last formula to even consider when it’s raining. Then again, it provides the most natural brow look that you’ll find difficult to say no to. The Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Tame & Shape Kits will bring you a great selection of brow powder shades to choose from and the best part is that each kit comes with a brow wax that can repel water. Apply it using our Luxie Rose Gold Brow and Lash Spoolie 201 and Luxie Rose Gold Small Angled Eye Brush 215.Investing in waterproof makeup products will certainly help you dazzle despite the drizzle. Also, don’t forget to place all of your makeup products in a waterproof makeup bag that is good at resisting the rain. What are your staple beauty products for the rainy season? Share them below: