Hi Everyone! I hope ya’ll are doing great, it’s been a few days since I’ve been on last, I’ve been so busy here in Florida on vacay! Today we hit up Epcot and Animal Kingdom… I took tons of pictures of all the animals (like, seriously, an unnecessary amount), so I’ll post some of those for you guys soon (: They are too cute. I’m such an animal lover, it’s a bit crazy. But, since makeup is my thang, I just wanted to pop in here and do a quite makeup blog for you guys! I just wanted to go over really quick about the makeup I’ve been using down here in this Florida heat and humidity. I don’t have tons of time, so unfortunately I won’t be able to upload any pictures of the products, but (almost) all of them are available at drugstores, so they’re affordable, I promise!
Primer: Bare Minerals Oil Control. This is one of the only three products in my vacation makeup routine that aren’t readily available at the drugstore, but as Bare Minerals has become more popular, there’s usually a store at most bigger malls! This primer is the clear gel kind and it sets a perfect, slick proof base for the rest of my makeup.
Foundation: Revlon 24 hours. Trust me, guys, this is perfect for all my oily skin beauties out there. I have tried so many high-end and drugstore and everything in between, and this is one of my faves. I always come back to it! It goes on best over a primer and with using a damp beauty blender or foundation sponge/brush. It gives a great air-brushed look and never feels cakey. Great for heat and humidity!
Concealer: Avon Everlasting. This is one other product that isn’t available at your local Walmart, so you’ll have to order it online or through a friend who sells Avon makeup. This gives great coverage, doesn’t break the bank, and stays put all day! While I love to experiment with my concealers, I always have this one handy. And, although it can’t be bought at Walmart, it’s not expensive! It’s still less than $10 (:
Powder: Since I do have horribly oily skin and I’m mixing it with this Florida heat and humidity (and random rain storms!), I actually use two powders. First, I use the Neutrogena Shine Control to set my makeup, but I don’t use a powder puff to apply it, I use a powder brush instead so I don’t get tons of product on my face. Then, since my Shine Control is in a very light shade, I go over with the Maybelline Fit Me powder to bring some color back in and set everything furthermore.
Setting Spray: For most people, this step is entirely optional, but considering my skin type and current vacation situation, I really can’t afford to skip this step or else my makeup will probably drip off my face… not cute. And, I kinda wanna boast about this product anyway haha I use Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray and this is my holy grail makeup product. There is nothing else out there that makes my makeup stay all day like this stuff does. It’s not drugstore, but worth every penny! I plan on doing a complete review of this soon, so I won’t give too much away! But this is great and I can’t leave the house without it on!
So, there ya have it: a really quick over-view on my simple vacation makeup routine. I do wear a little bit of eyeliner and mascara as well, but for time sake, I won’t go over all that right now. Obviously, for going out at night with everyone, I ramp up my makeup a bit and add some lip color, bolder eye makeup, you get the gist! This is just my basic face makeup routine for what I wear while going to all the amusement parks down here. Hope you gained some makeup inspiration from this and I really recommend bringin’ some of these along next time you get a well deserved break to somewhere nice. (:
Have a great week and I’ll talk to you ya’ll soon! XOXO