Beauty Guide | Warm weather touchup essentials

The weather in town has finally heated up to a toasty 29 degrees this past week in Vancouver. With all that frolicking in the sunshine, it’s inevitable that by the afternoon mirror check a little beauty touch up is usually much needed. On days when I have a few more hours to go, these are the items I’ve been using lately for a quick fix up.

NUXE | Anti – Fatigue Moisturizing Cream
When it’s hot and muggy outside, my eyeliner is not shy about showing its unhappiness with the situation. Instead of using makeup remover to take away any smudged liner or mascara, I’ve learned to carry a bit of cream with a few q-tips which will remove makeup under my eyes while adding moisture at the same time so my skin is refreshed. If your under eye concealer is looking a little haggard as well, take it off and reapply.

Candydoll | Liquid Concealer #01 | reviewed
Small, medium coverage and just ever so slightly powdery this liquid concealer by Candydoll is convenient in size but easy to use with a small doe foot applicator. I usually tote this in my purse for everything from a pesky blemish to under eye coverage in a pinch.

Daiso | Oil blotting sheets
Shiseido Maquillage | Lightening White UV Powdery Foundation
Blotting sheets and a powder foundation are my one-two punch for combating warm weather melting when it comes to my base makeup. Daiso blotting sheets are my bargain secret, instead of the film like material used by most Western brands, these feel more like tissue paper but they work just as effectively. A quick blot through my t-zone and then it’s straight to a powder foundation. My makeup tends to go patchy when wearing off so I do prefer something with a little coverage. Known for its powder products in Japan, Shiseido’s Maquillage foundation conceals pores while giving me a satin matte finish.

Hurraw! | Lipbalm | reviewed
Maybelline | Colour Elixir in “Hibsicus Haven”
When it comes to a lip touch up, I usually apply a generous layer of Hurraw! balm then work it around with a q-tip to remove any caked up lip colour in lip lines and then another coat to work it’s smoothing magic while I do my eyes and face. A few minutes later, blot away any excess balm and re-energize your look with a fresh coat of bright gloss. My latest obsession is this balm textured gloss from Maybelline which has a smooth texture and adds a translucent pop of colour.

Herbal Essences | Naked Dry Shampoo*
By late afternoon on a day out I am usually quite over my morning hairdo mostly because the oils have started to come through a little and the wind has roughed my once smooth locks into a tangle. This calls for a few spritz of dry shampoo to mask greasy roots and I’ve really been enjoying the Herbal Essences Naked version because it gives me a bit of grit so I can easily pull my hair into an effortless textured updo.

All this and a quick spritz of perfume takes less than 10 minutes and I can squeeze in a couple more hours out of my look. Sometimes the day has just a few extra plans in store than I expected but these items keep me ready to tackle them all.

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