Style Inspiration: Emilio Pucci Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear, courtesy of style.com
I’m a big eye makeup fanatic: a sultry smoky eye, colourful liner, an ombré of gorgeous shadow hues – I love it all! What I’m not a fan of? Spending an hour in the mirror perfecting my makeup as if I’m Michelangelo and my face is the Sistine Chapel, only for my masterpiece to melt away under the summer heat. While a bit of smudging and creasing makes for a sexy eye look, too much can end up looking like an art project gone wrong! Fortunately, we have put together some key products that will keep your eye makeup intact in the heat:
1. Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $29
A silicone-based eye primer is a great base to help shadow stay put and also amplify pigment. A light layer of concealer will work too, but avoid oil-based formulas, especially if you have oily eyelids.
2. Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder, $35, available at Sephora
Add a light dusting of translucent powder to the eye area to mattify and add an extra layer of hold. I love Make Up Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder – it offers an invisible veil of fine powder without looking chalky.
3. Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow, $19 US
Cream eye shadows are great long-lasting formulas that wear well in the sticky heat and have intense payoff. Wear solo or underneath powdered shadow for more intense colour.
4. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner, $23, available at Sephora
Liquid liner: melt-proof, smudge-proof, and in most cases, water-proof. Need I say more?
5. CoverGirl LashBlast Length Water Resistant Mascara, $12, available at Shoppers Drug Mart
Opt for water-resistant mascara instead of waterproof formulas – it does the same job but is a lot gentler on lashes upon removal.
6. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $35, available at Sephora
I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – a pure miracle worker, proving tried and true even under the scorching Vegas heat (if that doesn’t validate it, I don’t know what does!). Lightly mist over your face a couple of times and you’re set!
By: Ashley De Filippis, Toronto
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