One of the biggest hassles with wearing makeup is getting it to stay in place, especially when at an outdoor event. When the sun beats down, how to I keep my foundation from melting off of my face? This is something I get asked quite often from other ladies and my answer is always the same; translucent setting powder!
A couple years ago I decided to look into foundations that cover tattoos. I was very curious if they actually worked and wanted to test it out on one of my tattoos. I did a lot of research and read reviews on a variety of products. A company called Dermablend caught my eye. They offer a variety of products to aid in your cosmetic camouflage needs. (I’ve been using their concealer for my under-eye circles for years!) After watching some of their tutorials, I bought their Leg and Body Cover concealer and Setting Powder. It takes quite a bit of concealer to cover a tattoo and I don’t think it’s something I’ll do often, but because of my curiosity that led to these products, I now had translucent powder in my life and had seen how well it set the concealer in place and HELD it there all day….all day!
Since then, I’ve been using this powder to set my liquid foundation and under-eye concealer. That’s my secret, ladies. This miracle in a little jar is how I can spend all day in the sun without my makeup leaping off my face and how I keep my red-lipstick from rubbing on my teeth. And if you are in a situation where you know you will probably sweat from every pore of your body, take it with you. Brush a little on and your makeup looks instantly better. It helps control shine, is lightweight, long-lasting, and doesn’t settle into creases. You can buy online or in store from Macy’s, Ulta, and Sephora for around $26.
If that price is a bit steep for your taste, I have recently tried a more budget friendly powder called NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder Translucent Finish. This one, in my experience, takes a bit more finesse. If you put on too little, it doesn’t work. If you put on too much, you might look those unfortunate celebrities whose makeup artists are out of a job.
If you can properly gauge how much you need, it is a good alternative to the Dermablend powder and is wallet friendly. I’ve been using it for a few months and haven’t had any problems. You just have to experiment a bit, as you would with any new makeup.
I’m always trying new products to determine which works best for me. When I lived in Texas, I needed more moisturizer because the heat dried out my skin. Here in the Kentucky/Tennessee area, I have noticed my skin being oilier, so I make adjustments.
My advice is purely out of experience and may or may not work for your skin type. This works for me and I hope you find it helpful as well!