Pregnancy Survival: Melt-Proof Make Up

There is nothing worse than make up melting down your face on a hot day or in a poorly ventilated building.  When you are pregnant your body temperature is a little higher than usual and you will find that you will sweat a lot more than you used to!
Being an ex-beauty blogger I have tried and tested a lot of methods of applying make up and lots of different brands to see what can withstand the heat so if you’re off to a festival this summer like I am or off on your hols, here are some of my tips for a melt-proof face!
1.  Prime!  I don’t use a primer in my everyday make up routine.  Some girls swear by it and it is the most important step in their regime, however I find it too heavy for an every day look and I really don’t feel like my skin needs it.  However, in the heat a primer is essential to keep your foundation in place and to avoid it going patchy.  I have found that the Smashbox Photo Finish primer in Light is the best for the job!  It will also give you that much sought after dewy look without going greasy

2.  If you can get away with it, skip foundation and go for a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream.  Its light and less likely to clog your pores compared to a regular foundation. Plus, your skin will love you for it.  You cannot beat Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser which has an SPF of 20 to keep you protected

3.  Of you can’t bare to “go bare” then go for a silicone based foundation as this will last the longest, especially teamed with your primer.  The best I have found is IMAN Second to None Stick Foundation.  It looks really good applied with a flat foundation brush and blended with clean fingers and as always make sure your foundation has an SPF in it!

4.  Opt for a waterproof concealer.  This will hide blemishes and conceal dark circles and won’t move an inch!  The best I have found is Lancome’s Effacernes

5.  Use cream based eyeshadow and blusher as these won’t go cakey and they give a really natural glow that can’t be achieved with powders.  Try and find ones with staying power like the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow and the Illamasqua Cream Blusher

6.  Liquid eyeliner and mascara is essential and my favourites are the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara.  I would steer clear of false eyelashes in the heat as they are likely to irritate your eyes if you get sweaty and are also likely to come unstuck – NOT a good look!

Do you have any heat proof make up tips??

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