When the weather is so hot (and it’s 30+ degrees at my place) I question the amount of layers of makeup I put on my face. Normally I would skip any foundation or powder but sometimes you have to have a full face of makeup and here comes the question whether you should set your foundation with powder or not. Or maybe use a powder foundation instead.
During colder months I always set my foundation with either loose or compact powder as it seems to work the best for my combination skin. Either it is a liquid foundation or a BB/CC/DD cream – I always get shiny on my forehead, nose and chin. A good combination of a primer and powder allows me stay shine-free for 8+ hours. My absolute favorite powders are NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder, Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder, MAC Pro Longer Powder/Pressed, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra-Definition Powder Foundation and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. I believe these powders work wonderfully depending on the finish I want (from translucent and sheer to full coverage).
But such a hot weather messes things up. If I go with my usual makeup routine – that includes toner, face cream, primer, foundation and powder – I end up with five layers of product on my face. That means way more sweat and shine as a result. I can exclude toner and face cream but I just have to apply a primer to make sure my foundation stays in place. And I just can’t leave my face like that as it seems sticky and strange. I still reach for powder (preferable a loose one) to have it set. I personally cannot skip this step as it makes me feel secure and keeps oils at bay (for 6 hours, at very least).
So, I wonder whether you always set your foundation with powder? How often do you skip this step? Do weather conditions change your full-face makeup routine? What are your favorite powders to set a foundation? Share your answers, thoughts and ideas in the comments down below!
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