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Melt Your Face Off Proof Makeup

Hey guys!

Welcome back. Exciting announcement… SCHOOOOOOLS OUT FOR SUMMA! Yes, I am aware that it’s almost August, and that the Fall semester starts in 19 days… but I took FIVE classes this summer… and I have been EAGERLY awaiting this 2 week break. HUGE SIGH OF RELIEF. 

Okay, now that I got that out of my system… I took this awful class that FGCU requires called Colloquium. Well it wasn’t TOTALLY awful, but taking it during the Summer semester WAS a terrible idea. FGCU takes its reputation as one of the most sustainable campuses in the US very seriously, and as a result all graduating students MUST take the Colloquium course in which we learn about sustainability, ecology, environmental regulations, etc. Which is cool, I won’t lie, I learned some stuff. BUT the course is heavy on field trips. Also very cool, I went to some really neat places…but OMG is it HOOOOTTTTT in Florida in July. And the humidity… forget about it. I gave up straightening my hair.

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Naturally messy waves for the win! haha!

Also interesting though… I used the 6 weeks to experiment with the abnormally large stash of makeup that I have… because well… I had to figure out what wouldn’t you know, melt off of my face while I walked about in 102 degree weather for 5 hours.

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Also, I just discovered that you can make these awesome little mood board things online…AAAAAAND I totally wanted to  make one.

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Oh yes. Adorable.

So make up that didn’t melt off:

1. Mac Prolongwear Foundation. If you’ve worn it you aren’t surprised. If you haven’t worn it because the $30 price tag scares you…I’m here to tell you that it’s worth it.

2. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. This one even surprised me. Honestly, I love this stuff. I don’t wear my Mac everyday, and since I’ve purchased the Rimmel one, I haven’t reached for any of my other drug store foundations. On field trip days I would mix the two. Partially because my Mac is a teensie bit too light for the tan I’ve got goin’ on and partially because I just love the dewy-but-not-greasy finish of the Match Perfection. It’s super cheap… get you some.

3. Maybelline FitMe Concealer. Exhausted moms, this stuff is a life saver. I don’t know how I went so long without it. It’s also mega cheap. Publix has a Maybelline coupon like once a month, seriously.

4. Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder. Also love this stuff. Also mega cheap.

5. Urban Decay Naked Pallet. Okay, no one is surprised here. Moving on.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade. Also not surprising. This shit brings all new meaning to the word “waterproof.”

6. Too Faced Sweethearts Blush. Why don’t more people talk about these things? I love them. No highlighter needed.

7. L’oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara. Carbon Black. Always the Carbon Black. And waterproof on these 102 degree days. I get more compliments on my eyelashes than anything else in my life. Partially naturally blessed with long thick eyelashes, and the rest of the magic is in this here tube.

8. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Pallet. I saved the best for last. I love this thing, never going without one ever again. She designed the pallet to mimic the shades she would use when tattooing portraits. Genius. Love it. Plan to buy more of her stuff soon. End of story.

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This is a picture that I shared on my Instagram from a trip to ECHO Global Farm last week. It’s a really cool organization that teaches people in poverty all over the world how to grow crops sustainably in their region, so that they can grow and eat healthy foods for years to come. And I actually ate that weird little fruit in my hands. And it was pretty good. 

The very first picture is from AFTER the trip to ECHO by the way and like 8 hours of wear.

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It was an awesome, but very sweaty day.

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Then I took the make up for a 3 mile run. Still there. Just sayin. Well I guess thats all for now!

How about you? Do anything cool this summer?Sweat your face off? 😉

 

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  • I need to try these! The reason I don’t wear makeup in the summer is because I’m so lazy to fix it when it melts!

    • right?! And it’s hot and humid 90% of the time here in FL so it’s basically an everyday problem here!

  • I need to try these! The reason I don’t wear makeup in the summer is because I’m so lazy to fix it when it melts!

    • right?! And it’s hot and humid 90% of the time here in FL so it’s basically an everyday problem here!

  • Rae

    I used to swear by MAC Prolongwear in the summer and then either my skin changed or one of the products I used prior to foundation pissed it off. Benefit powders/blushes/bronzers seem to stay in place when it’s a bajillion degrees too. Much respect to you for taking 5 classes in summer session!!

    • Ive not tried much from Benefit, I will have to. And 5 classes was murder… I totally don’t recommend it. But doing it once more in the fall!

  • Rae

    I used to swear by MAC Prolongwear in the summer and then either my skin changed or one of the products I used prior to foundation pissed it off. Benefit powders/blushes/bronzers seem to stay in place when it’s a bajillion degrees too. Much respect to you for taking 5 classes in summer session!!

    • Ive not tried much from Benefit, I will have to. And 5 classes was murder… I totally don’t recommend it. But doing it once more in the fall!

  • Rebecca Jalernpan

    Wow this sounds great! I try not to wear a ton of make up if I know I”m going to be outside but that mascara looks hard to beat.Thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca Jalernpan

    Wow this sounds great! I try not to wear a ton of make up if I know I”m going to be outside but that mascara looks hard to beat.Thanks for sharing.

  • I LOVE Rimmel London’s Match Perfection Foundation and their translucent powder – I swear by them! When I was looking for a good foundation for my wedding, I didn’t like any of the expensive ones so I stuck with my usual Rimmel. I have the Naked3 palette and love the blush/neutral shades it has. I’ll have to look into Kat Von D’s palette you have here – it looks interesting. I had used her lock it foundation for some scars on my back and it completely covers them!

    • omgosh, i know! Why don’t more people talk about this stuff?! I really like it! I have Nakeds 1&2, haven’t decided if I want to get 3 or the new Smokey one. But I TOTALLY recommend Kat’s Contour palette. Ive never heard a bad review on it!

  • I LOVE Rimmel London’s Match Perfection Foundation and their translucent powder – I swear by them! When I was looking for a good foundation for my wedding, I didn’t like any of the expensive ones so I stuck with my usual Rimmel. I have the Naked3 palette and love the blush/neutral shades it has. I’ll have to look into Kat Von D’s palette you have here – it looks interesting. I had used her lock it foundation for some scars on my back and it completely covers them!

    • omgosh, i know! Why don’t more people talk about this stuff?! I really like it! I have Nakeds 1&2, haven’t decided if I want to get 3 or the new Smokey one. But I TOTALLY recommend Kat’s Contour palette. Ive never heard a bad review on it!

  • Impressive! And that class sounds super interesting, but I’m glad you get a couple of weeks off now! Happy summer to you! 🙂

    • OMGOSH. I am SO relieved. Only one more full time semester this fall… then BACHELORS. Phew. And the class was either extremely interesting or extremely boring. Totally depended on the day! haha.

  • Impressive! And that class sounds super interesting, but I’m glad you get a couple of weeks off now! Happy summer to you! 🙂

    • OMGOSH. I am SO relieved. Only one more full time semester this fall… then BACHELORS. Phew. And the class was either extremely interesting or extremely boring. Totally depended on the day! haha.

  • Jia Han Tong

    when it’s hot out I usually skip foundation and go straight for translucent powder. I just hate it when my makeup cakes due to sweat!

    http://www.chloecake.blogspot.com

    • Ugh! I wish I liked my natural skin enough for that! I didn’t start wearing liquid foundation until my 20s… but now I feel like I could never go without! Maybe if I found a powder that I liked enough by itself… hmmm. 🙂

  • Jia Han Tong

    when it’s hot out I usually skip foundation and go straight for translucent powder. I just hate it when my makeup cakes due to sweat!

    http://www.chloecake.blogspot.com

    • Ugh! I wish I liked my natural skin enough for that! I didn’t start wearing liquid foundation until my 20s… but now I feel like I could never go without! Maybe if I found a powder that I liked enough by itself… hmmm. 🙂

  • I usually skip the foundation when it’s too hot and settle for a BB cream; but I’ve been super surprised with Revlon’s photoready airbrushed foundation in the humidity. Too Faced eyeshadows also have amazing stay power! And my next purchase in the makeup world is going to be a Kat von D eyeshadow palette; I’ve wanted one forever but I just can’t pick which one! (Between Interstellar and Chyrsallis)

    • omgosh! I TOTALLY want that all matte palette that she has out! Im super impressed with her stuff so far! Also, super jealous of you ladies that are brave enough to forgo the foundation… I could never. haha!

  • I usually skip the foundation when it’s too hot and settle for a BB cream; but I’ve been super surprised with Revlon’s photoready airbrushed foundation in the humidity. Too Faced eyeshadows also have amazing stay power! And my next purchase in the makeup world is going to be a Kat von D eyeshadow palette; I’ve wanted one forever but I just can’t pick which one! (Between Interstellar and Chyrsallis)

    • omgosh! I TOTALLY want that all matte palette that she has out! Im super impressed with her stuff so far! Also, super jealous of you ladies that are brave enough to forgo the foundation… I could never. haha!

  • When its hot and humid out, foundation here just melts off as soon as I apply it haha I used to go for BB cream but am now on CC cream with SPF 50. It’s love!

  • When its hot and humid out, foundation here just melts off as soon as I apply it haha I used to go for BB cream but am now on CC cream with SPF 50. It’s love!

  • G2W

    Thank you for your tips! I don’t even bother wearing makeup now because between the 90 – 100 degree weather and hot flashes, I just sweat it right off. But, I’m thinking I will check out the Rimmel and Mac foundations. Is the Rimmel a powder?

    • You’re welcome. And the Rimmel I use is liquid, but rimmel makes powders as well! I have their translucent one and I like it! The MAC foundation runs about $30 a bottle, but it is probably the most high quality foundation I’ve ever worn. I only go through about one bottle a year because I use it sparingly and a little goes a long way! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  • G2W

    Thank you for your tips! I don’t even bother wearing makeup now because between the 90 – 100 degree weather and hot flashes, I just sweat it right off. But, I’m thinking I will check out the Rimmel and Mac foundations. Is the Rimmel a powder?

    • You’re welcome. And the Rimmel I use is liquid, but rimmel makes powders as well! I have their translucent one and I like it! The MAC foundation runs about $30 a bottle, but it is probably the most high quality foundation I’ve ever worn. I only go through about one bottle a year because I use it sparingly and a little goes a long way! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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