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Primers are always good, and then using a product that’s long-wearing is another good step to take. From there, you can either approach makeup as layers, or you can try to use less rather than more. Sometimes I’ll tote around pressed powder to help fix foundation when it’s really hot (and I’m actually outdoors for long enough stretches of time where it impacts my makeup).

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Exactly my stuff!!! for an oily skin there is nothing working better blotting papers. Also I really use less makeup.. Just mild-moderate or no eyeshadow with mascara, some blush and lipgloss then good to go! Clinique’s bb cream is also very good for my skin type.

This one’s easy 🙂 When it’s reallllly hot, or humid, I avoid foundation. I might do a light layer of pressed powder, but usually I’ll throw on a tinter moisurizer with spf and go! I don’t even use blush, specifically because since it’s hot, I know I’ll naturally get a little pinker than usual. I’ll usually do an eye look that doesn’t require lining the lower water line and I don’t put black mascara on my bottom lashes. Instead, I’d use a clear mascara or go naked! 

I wear less makeup when it’s hot and/or humid. I feel I look more put together with just a tinted moisturizer & lipbalm and a coat of mascara, than an entire face of smeared, smudged, and faded.

[email protected]. nothing feels more disgusting, huh?

I use milk of magnesia first on a clean face, then apply my primer then my makeup.  The MOM keeps my oils from coming through and keeps my makeup on all day long… no kidding!

If it’s very hot or humid (we’re talking high 90’s), then I’ll generally avoid heavy makeup.  Foundation in particular gets skipped, though I’ll occasionally throw on tinted moisturizer with a mattifying powder on top – Too Faced Translucent Pressed Powder is my new summer BFF.  I also tend to skip eyeliner (particular kohl/pencil) in the summer, since it’ll smear like crazy on the lower lash line and transfer on my top lids and outer corner.  (The pains of hooded eyes!)

I wear less makeup *g* The last few days all I’ve been wearing is a bit of powder and tinted lip balm. Tomorrow I might step it up and wear powder foundation and lipstick, maybe some mascara, but that’s about it. 

I usually rely on blotting papers and pressed powder to fix my foundation, I also set my under eyes concealer ( not something I usually do in colder weather) , and I only wear a water proof mascara on my eyes  and go for a strong lip color 

less is definitely more during summer season. I use biodermas pore refiner as a primer on my nose and cheek area, as most primers by cosmetic brand are too much for me. I have pretty dry skin, but because of sweating I fix my TM or BB cream with chanel translucent powder in the summer – it keeps the makeup at it’s place without being drying. I dont use blush now as my cheeks are getting rosy from the heat but do a little bit of conturing with cliniques bronzing gel, which I think is discontinued now. Just a bit of smoke with mac rosemary&thyme liner around my eyes, mascara and I’m good to go.
If it’s really hot during the day I avoid lipsticks and glosses and opt for carmex instead, as I am very lucky to have heavivly pigmented lips.

[email protected]’s pore refiner is a god bless!!!!! I adore that thing I used to use it almost everyday now I finished mine and there are so other stuffs I used to buy before but as soon as I finished them I am going straight back to Bioderma!!!

Milk of Magnesia did wonderful things to my very oily face, I also opted for lip and cheek stain because it will stays for the whole day. Then, I use a waterproof mascara and blot powder. No foundation.
Sometimes when I have to wear foundation (outdoor events like attend wedding at the beach, etc), I add Smashbox Pore and Line Primer (I used to love Clinique Pore Perfector Instant Minimizer, but it was d/c-ed) and a long wearing foundation like ELDW/Guerlain Parure Extreme/Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk/Chanel Perfection Lumiere. 
As an oily skinned gal, I ALWAYS bring my oil blotting film/paper and my trusted blot powder for touch up. No excessive sebum = fresh looking makeup! 

I agree about a good primer. I also rely more on powder formulations for foundation (feels lighter and seems less prone to melting) and I also really like Clarins “Fix Makeup” – a setting spray that is, supposedly, also good for your skin.

I would wear a long wearing waterproof eyeshadow in a soft color, waterproof liner and mascara etc. Eyes are easy to resist humid/heat weather because there are lots of products for example in MUFE.
Then the face, I would try a long wearing powder Bronzer like tartes because anything liquid, even long wearing could cause patches. For the lips, I would avoid lipstick and just use something like a stain.  Of course, highlighters etc does not belong to products that can remain in a good condition in such a harsh environment.

When it’s hot I just wear the driest sunscreen I can find, powder and mascara. I usually avoid eyeshadow and definitely cheek products. 

Thanks Ashley for asking this! This question has been in my mind for the past couple of days. Hi Christine! What heavy duty concealer for dry skin can you recommend to cover pigmentations? I live in Manila, Philippines and it’s pretty humid here all throughout the year.

[email protected]’s new concealer is pretty good! I know it’s harder to get internationally I think…  Are there some brands you’re interested in particularly? Or easily available? Then I could be more helpful!

[email protected] (Temptalia) Most brands are easily available here, malls are complete with almost all high-end and drugstore brands. Multiply.com is also full of resellers who can order products not available locally. MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer is too drying for me, Nars  I’m not sure if it will last all day, Shu Uemura’s Pro Gel Cealer looks promising, do you think this is worth giving a try? Thanks for your reply, I know your sked is tight. Really appreciate it 🙂 

[email protected] might like MAC’s Moisturecover, which is more of a liquid concealer – so it shouldn’t be drying.  I haven’t tried shu uemura’s Pro Gel, though.

[email protected] (Temptalia) Will do that, thanks Christine!

[email protected] (Temptalia) What would be my shade in OCC if I’m an N35 for MAC and my concealer is Nars in ginger?

[email protected]’m not NC35, so I’m not sure!

Primer, skin79 orange BB cream (SPF50), a bit of loose powder in the Tzone, linen blotters during the day, and MAC Blot Powder after blotting. No mascara, a little eyeliner and a stay-on lip color with lip balm (Maybelline 24 hours is the best, wish they had more shades).

I have to wear foundation, so I carry in my makeup bag a tiny vial of makeup. The vial is from a sample I once got at a counter. I only need a very little bit to touch up, and it makes all the difference. I tried a Benefit powder foundation, but it either didn’t cover (when I used the brush) or looked cakey (when I used the sponge).

Wearing less makeup, wearing gel-based products instead of creams and putting on a good primer.
If I have a ‘good’ skin day, I skip foundation and only use a little concealer and a light dust of powder to keep shine at bay.

BB cream (I use Smashbox and I don’t need primer with it), lots of powder on top (both Smashbox Halo and some pressed powder on my T zone), blotting sheets, and a pressed powder touch up around 4 PM.  

I also wear less makeup. I start with a light moisturizer cuz my skin is dry, then use a tinted moisturizer with spf. I use only powder shadow, and wet powder shadow as eyeliner, and powder blush. Since my skin is dry, I try to use as little finishing powder as possible. I try to use lipstick with SPF, but I’m addicted to lippies and have many different brands and colors.

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