Monday, 25 November 2013

Baby, it's HOT outside... My Melt-Proof Summer Essentials



Now that the Southern Hemisphere is getting considerably warm, (32°C last Sunday) it's time to talk about waterproof options. And after years of struggling with my skin type I've finally accepted my skin is very oily and there's nothing I can do about that but learn to live with it. I've tried tons of products that claim to 'fight oily skin', 'control/absorb oils', you name it... most of them never worked for me. 
But this whole post isn't entirely dedicated to oily skin girls but also to those who easily sweat or that simply need extra help during summer times. 
And as you can see, the list is quite short, I'm looking forward to try lots more which I'll name in the end of the post but for now, these are my sweet picks:

The Moisturizer: At the moment I'm loving La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat ($30.95) which I reviewed on my last post, it's gel based, feels light, and on the contrary to its name, it doesn't leave the skin looking matte or minimizes pores. You may be wondering why I like it? Cause it does control the oil production while leaving the skin looking plump and moisturized.
The Primers: My all time favorite primer is Lumene Mattifying and Retexturizing Primer ($19.00) which makes your skin soft as a baby's bottom, minimizes pores and also really works controlling oils and sweat. It has the same silicony consistency than Benefit The Porefessional but it's ten times better since it does a complete job being 10 dollars cheaper. Bad news is you can only get it in Sweden, Finland or Norway as far as I know. However, if you really want one you can e-mail me and I'm sure I can go buy it and ship it for you.
Other primer I like is the Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer ($19.50 travel size), it has a white liquid consistency that looks like a cleansing milk and a tiny bit goes a long way. It does not minimizes pores unfortunately but it will contain those oils and swear for some good hours.
The Foundation: There are so many I tried and many more I'd like to try but the Revlon Colorstay for Comb. to Oily Skin ($10.00-$13.00) is my favorite, it's thick and heavy but it absorbs the oils and definitely controls sweat. I've used it for partying the last weekend with more than 30°C and it didn't even move. Smudge-proof, waterproof, melt-proof, this foundation is all I need.
The Concealer: I've tried many concealers that are heavy enough to cover my acne marks and at the same time don't melt and I think that MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($19.00) is the absolute best! It has a liquid consistency which confuses since you won't think it's so damn pigmented. It feels very light on the skin and covers all my acne scarring and marks which are many. I also like the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($32.00) since won't smudge either but it definitely cakes up as since it's so thick and heavy. The MAC Pro Longwear concealer doesn't cake up and won't smudge either. Both are oil-free.
The Setting Spray: I've tried the ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set ($3.00) and it was nice and refreshing but it did nothing for my oily skin. After watching so many Youtube videos where the Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray ($29.00) is reviewed I decided to give it a go and bought it. This stuff really works but I don't want my skin to get used to it so I only use it on special ocasions or when the weather is just too hot (over 30°C). I usually spray this onto my face after moisturizer+primer+foundation+concealer and let it dry a bit. It feels like water and doesn't leave the skin looking matte or glowy, just normal. I find that my foundation lasts more when I use this spray and that I need less blotting.
The Powder: I haven't tried too many powders since I started using the MAC Blot Pressed Powder ($25.00), it's so thin, light and absorbs the oils so well that I don't want to spend my money trying anything else. I use the shade Medium which may look too light but it's so think you can't even notice it on the skin.
Eyeliner?: Not in the face range but this one had to be in my summer esentials as it's working so well lately. The KIKO Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner is a felt tip eyeliner that has great pigmentation and the best staying power. I'm using it everyday and it's not smudging at all.

So these are all the products I can't live without, these are probably my all time favorites since they never seem to fail me.
I'm really looking forward to try more oil/sweat control products such as:

- Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (€36.00)

- Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15 ($38.00)
- Joeur Matte Moisture Tint ($38.00)
-MUFE Full Cover Concealer ($29.00)
-Nars Smudge Proof Eyesahdow Base ($24.00)
- Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder ($32.00)

Have you tried any of these? If so, tell me how they worked for you!
Love xx Flo !


Ahora que el hemisferio sur se está calentando notablemente es tiempo de hablar de alternativas waterproof. 
Después de años de pelearme con mi piel finalmente acepto que mi piel es oleosa y no hay nada que pueda hacer excepto vivir con ello. Probé muchísimos productos que prometen combatir la oleosidad de la piel o absorber aceites y lamentablemente nunca funcionaron.
Pero este post no está enteramente dedicado a chicas oleosas sino también a aquellas que sudan fácilmente o que simplemente necesitan un poco de ayuda extra en el verano.
Y como verán, la lista es corta.. pero sigo queriendo probar más productos los cuales nombraré al final del post. Estos son mis favoritos:

La hidratante: Como nombré en mi último post, me encanta la hidratante de La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat. Ojo, no achica los poros ni deja la piel mate como dice pero la deja muy hidratada y saludable y también controla la oleosidad.
Los Primers (Pre-bases): Mi favorito es Lumene Mattifying and Retexturizing Primer que deja la piel suave como la de un bebé, minimiza la aparencia de los poros y encima controla la oleosidad y sudor. Tiene la misma consistencia siliconosa que Benefit The Porefessional pero éste es 10 dólares más barato y muchísimo más efectivo.
También me gusta el Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer que tiene una consistencia líquida como una leche para limpiar la piel. No minimiza poros pero se extiende como creando una lámina que actúa como barrera entre la hidratante y la base. Es muy buena para las pieles combinadas u oleosas.
La base: Ya todos saben que mi favorita es la Revlon Colorstay Foundation para pieles combinadas a oleosas. Es densa pero usando una sola capa no se siente pesada en la piel. Controla la oleosidad espectacularmente, es ideal para aquellas que sudan y que tienen miedo que se les borre la base ya que no se corre, ni se derrite ni nada. La estuve usando todo el finde que hizo más de 30°C y funcionó bárbaro.
Los correctores: Probé bastantes correctores ya que siempre ando buscando algo que me cubra bien las marcas y manchas de acné y pienso que el MAC Pro Longwear Concealer es el mejor que existe. Tiene una consistencia líquida que confunde ya que uno no piensa que vaya a ser tan pigmentado! Se siente liviano en la piel y cubre todas mis manchas perfectamente. También me gusta el Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage que tiene alta cobertura pero es muy pesado y se nota muchísimo en la piel. Los dos no se corren en la piel y son oil-free.
El fijador en spray: Probé el de Elf Studio Makeup Mist & Set y se siente fresco y liviano en la piel más bien como agua pero lamentablemente no hace nada con mi oleosidad o sudor. Después de ver muchos videos en Youtube donde hacen reviews del Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray me decidí a comprarlo y realmente funciona. No lo uso todos los días porque no quiero que mi piel se acostumbre. Generalmente me doy una capa de spray después de la hidratante+primer+base+corrector y espero a que se seque. Este spray tiene una consistencia líquida como agua y no deja ningún color en la piel. No la deja mate ni brillosa y observo que cada vez que uso este spray mi base y corrector duran más y no hace falta usar las blotting papers tan seguido.
El polvo: No probé muchos polvos desde que comencé a usar el de MAC Blot Pressed Powder. Es muy finito y liviano, no deja ningún color en la piel y es excelente absorbiendo la oleosidad.
Delineador? No está en la categoría cara pero entraba en mis 'Summer Essentials' dado que es oficialemente waterproof. El KIKO Ultimate Pen Long Wear Eyeliner es un delineador en marcador con muy buena pigmentación y duración en la piel. Lo uso todos los días y no se corre. 

Estos son los productos que uso casi diariamente y que prueban funcionar excelentemente con pieles oleosas o sudorosas.
También hay otras cositas que me gustaría probar tipo: 

- Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector (€36.00)
- Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15 ($38.00)
- Joeur Matte Moisture Tint ($38.00)
-MUFE Full Cover Concealer ($29.00)
-Nars Smudge Proof Eyesahdow Base ($24.00)
- Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder ($32.00)

¿Probaron alguno de estos productos? Ustedes también estan padeciendo el calor?
Cuéntenme que andan usando! Besotes, Flo xx

25 comments:

  1. I just have to say that the pictures on your blog are all very nice! I don't even have oily skin and I felt compelled to read this post because this second picture is so pretty :)

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  2. But baby, it's soooo cold here :D!
    Enjoy the sun, I'm sure you'll face will look absolutely perfect with such great products like these :). I'm with you on the LRP EFC Mat, it really is great.

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  3. I absolutely loveeee the Revlon Colorstay foundation! It's so long lasting, and leaves my skin looking really flawless! xx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  4. So fun that over where you live it´s summer while here where I live it´s winter :D
    The piece I got from Isabel Marant is a necklace ;)
    xx

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  5. Can I just say how jealous I am right now. If only I could be using the melt proof makeup, instead I'll soon need anti-freezing makeup :D

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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  6. It's so hot here too! I love the Laura Mercier Oil Free primer x

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  7. Hola Flo!! Me encanto la entrada porque creo que tenemos el mismo tipo de piel! Ahora que esta haciendo frio por aca no es tan intenso pero siempre es un problema! Un abrazo enorme!!! Xxx

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  8. Que lindas marcas Flo que usas! Muero por probar ese delineador de Kiko y eñ fijador de UD (y al igual que vos suspiro por mufe, sobre todo por sus sombras en crema).
    La colorstay la tengo nueva para probarla :P

    Besotes!!!

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  9. Me ha encantado la entrada!
    tenemos la piel parecida!
    besiss

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  10. This post was so refreshing from all the winter-related ones I've been reading! MAC Pro Longwear is amazing and really holds in the heat! :) x

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  11. I love the revlon colorstay foundation. I think you've just convinced me to try that MAC concealer.

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  12. la colorstay es la UNICA base que siento que no se me derrite con estos calores y humedad... la aplico con una capa bien finiiita y me dura toda la jornada laboral sin problemas (polvo traslucido uso el de Rimmel y fijador el de MAC) ... corrector el de Laca (fue EL descubrimiento jajaj) ... Hidratante alterno Neutrogena con Biotherm y primer tengo para probar uno de Physician's Formula a ver que onda ....
    Creo que no me olvide de nada jajaja
    Besitos, Flo!

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  13. I have the mac blot powder and I also really like it. It keeps my skin in check for nearly half a day ( which is a lot in my case) and is doesn't make your face look too powdery!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. While I don't use primer regularly, I do want to try the Laura Mercier one. I've heard lots of good things about the La Roche-Posay moisturiser too :) I didn't even know KIKO did felt tip eyeliners - I would've picked one up had I noticed when I was at a KIKO store in Milan!

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  15. Thank you for the sweet comment <3, it's much appreciated! Things are looking much better now - but, I dropped my phone in the toilet at work and I lent my parents my camera for their vacation so I was cameraless for a while! My friend lent me her old iPhone and I can't jailbreak it, but at least I can take pictures now!

    Setting spray is a must for me! Even if it's chilly outside, because it seems to make my makeup last FOREVER if it's a good quality one. I don't even bring any makeup with me to touch up because I don't have to. I've even slept with my makeup on with a setting spray before (shhhh, I was tired) and it looked the same the next morning! I've used Urban Decay, Motives, and Skindinavia setting sprays and they all work fantastic. Though I believe all of them are manufactured by Skindinavia, haha :P

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  16. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  17. Great post :) It is getting so hot here right now, I have been getting out the primers to help my makeup from sliding off! You've convinced me to fork out for the urban decay setting spray, it's been on my radar for a long time!

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  18. Tengo enormes ganas de probar el polvo de M.A.C. pero siempre que voy me tiento con los colores de los labiales y termino no comprándolo, la próxima me voy a poner firme y me lo traigo para casa :)

    YOU CAN CALL ME FLANDERS - www.flaviaflanders.com

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  19. Nice picks! I think we previously realized that we have similar taste in makeup- the foundation, primer, and powder are all staples of mine! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. Qué buen posttt! Amo todo los detalles!
    Yo tengo piel normal, tirando a seca y más recientemente descubierta sensible!! No puedo creer que tengo piel sensible. Sigh! Me compré una daily moisturizer divina de L´Occitane y me broté toda. Me quiero matar!! jaja
    Me hiciste extrañar mi colorstay foundation! La dejé en buenos aires porque no me podía traer todas en la valija y ahora la quiero!! Si en Sweden venden el makeup de Neutrogena probá la healthy skin liquid makeup, es LO MAS. No sé si es idónea para pieles oleosas, pero seguro que con un poco de de-slick y mac Blot powder queda genial!

    Qué bueno que el delineador de Kiko te guste, lo voy a probar!!! :)
    El jueves voy a ir a por mi Naked 3, que en teoría ya estará en el Sephora que me queda cerquita. Fingers crossed! :)

    Listo te dejé un mail en cada post!!

    Besotes!!!
    Jan
    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.it

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  21. mi piel debe ser una caca porque a mi no me funciona nada de nada y mira que tengo el spray de UD, una base waterproof y todo y cuando llega el calor mi cara de derrite :(

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  22. I have been looking for a post that covers the essentials for oily skin and this is quite literally perfect thank you very much, I will be purchasing the Revlon Colourstay and Mac powder momentarily :)

    ameasureofblush.blogspot.co.uk

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