Summer Beauty Meltdowns

Thursday, May 31, 2012


The first official day of summer is just around the corner. The warm weather calls for easy makeup, easy hairstyles, and a pared down wardrobe. Summer is one of my favourite seasons (granted there's only four), but it also has a dark side... Summer heat, humidity, chlorine from the pool, sun rays, and drying central air conditioning.

With summer approaching it makes sense to make a few changes to your beauty regimen. Certain types of makeup hold up better in the summer heat, so, here's your summer checklist:

  • Oil-free foundation, tinted moisturizer with SPF, or oil-absorbing makeup
  • Blotting paper, mattifying lotion, or oil-free powder
  • Bronzers with undertones of gold or copper to give the face a healthy glow
  • Powder blush (to help absorb oil) or cream blush (for drier skin)
  • Waterproof mascara 
  • Lip gloss or lipstick in sheerer shades
  • Conditioning shampoo and conditioner (better yet, shampoo less often and letting your hair air dry)
  • Sunscreen
  • Primer (great if you find that moisturizer slides off your face)

Here are a few product suggestions to cope with common summer beauty meltdowns:








Here's to enjoying the joys of summer and looking fabulous! x

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18 COMMENTS

  1. What a great post! I have to switch to something different, the MAC foundation and concealer I use is too heavy especially for summer. I want that coverage that often times a tinted moisturizer doesn't give, however I don't want to be oily and melting all day...any suggestions??
    XO

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    1. I'm not a huge foundation person, so unfortunately, I don't know have any personal experience to share. One of my friends swears by the Maybelliene Dream Liquid Mousse for the summer. I would recommend a mattifying primer though. Even I use a primer in the summer because my combination skin can really glisten in the summer. The primer will help. Also, how do you feel about powder/mineral foundation? They're kind of a summer hero product for me.

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  2. this is such a great post! I was planning on doing one similar when my order from Sephora gets here-- its been 2 full weeks now!

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    1. Sephora takes FOREVER for shipping! Seriously. Annoying. I once waited almost a month for an order! Hopefully you get yours any day now! The average is usually a couple weeks. Ps, can't wait to read your post! x

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  3. Aleeza do you prefer the missha perfect cover bb cream or the garnier one? I really want to try the missha but have heard that the floral scent is pretty overpowering :(

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    1. I would say I prefer the Missha BB cream! I would've recommended it but it's harder to get than a drugstore brand. To tell you the truth, I haven't had any issues with the scent. I don't even notice it. I'm very insensitive to smell though -- only certain scents really bug me. x

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  4. Great post Aleeza! Everything is so nicely organized :-) Can't wait for summer!

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    1. Thanks, Jayne! I'm SO excited for summer haha x

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  5. Great post, and juuuuust in time for the hot weather! Really helpful :)
    xx
    when-the-dog-bites.blogspot.ca

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  6. Awesome post! I feel like summer has been here for a while now, it's so hot some days! I've switched over to Garnier's BB cream and I'm loving it :)

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    1. I know! The weather has been really warm lately.. it just got kind of cool though haha. Mother nature is a tease! x

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  7. this is so helpful! thank you!!! :)

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  8. Are there two versions of the Garnier BB cream? Mine doesn't have any SPF...

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    1. There are two versions of the packaging, US has SPF on it and Canada does not. I was told by a Garnier Rep that the Canadian version still contains SPF on it, but reading the ingredients, there's no sign that there is :/

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  9. i love finding other Desi bloggers from toronto!!!! Love your blog:) i'm creeping around it right now:)

    MEhreen

    http://www.thecurrentlyobsessed.com

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  10. wow, GREAT POST!!!! thanks for the work and suggestions :):)
    -sharon

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