I'm not sure about other states and the weather climate when it comes to wearing makeup, but as a Floridian (born and raised) the struggle is always real.
Firstly, let's just address the fact that Florida is not too familiar with the change of seasons. Winter.. What's that? Spring?...Barely, Fall? Not even sure what that feels like. All I know is it's always HOT and always HUMID.
I, myself, happen to be one of those women who perspire...yeah we all do to a certain degree, but I mean I REALLY perspire. So bad that anytime I'm around people and I'm sweating, they have to point out the obvious as if I don't feel the stream lines of salt water flowing down my face. *Eye Roll*
Anywho, I have found that the times I have sweat the worst, was if I had makeup on. My routine has changed over the course of 5 years of doing my own makeup; Products, skin care routine, etc. Which is what I attribute to not having half the problems that I used to.
With wearing makeup prepping the skin is the ultimate key to a flawless finish. Knowing what your skin type is also another important key. Because I sweat, that usually leads to a slight oily finish to my natural skin texture. I would be what you call combination skin, I have dry and oily spots.
Keep in mind the foundation used plays a big part as well, but we will discuss foundations on the next blog, for now we are discussing prep, prime, and setting products that should work with any foundation you choose.
These 3 products are by far my go to, must have, deserted island, Holy Grail Products for my sweat and oily issues.
So, Here's my "must have", "go to", "forever my fav" products to help stop sweat and oily skin while wearing makeup!
1) Nivea Post Shave Balm (sold at any drugstore or Ulta.com)Apply Nivea Post Shaving Balm - Massaging this into the skin until tacky will help the other products adhere.
3) Ben Nye Luxury Powder Beige Suede or Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. After applying foundation (which fluctuates between Black Opal, Lancome Tient idole, or AJ Crimson) and concealer, I bake with Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Beige Suede or Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.
4) Cinema Secret Super Sealer Mattifying Spray (sold on Cinemasecrets.com|Camerareadycosmetics.com
After everything is applied, Cinema Secrets Super Sealer is applied vigorously.
These 4 products essentially saved my makeup on numerous occasions.
One other bonus product that I did not mention, but is a great touch up product for throughout the day is Kett Cosmetic's Colorless Setting Powder. It will instantly mattify your makeup and give it a fresh look after a long day.
I hope this was helpful! Now go break the bank and grab these products <3