For a long time, foundation (and finding the perfect foundation routine) has been the absolute bane of my existence. I live in hot and humid Florida, and have oily skin. Good luck keeping anything on my face, huh!
After a few years, I finally found a routine that works (for me), and I love sharing about the products that I've found that help keep my skin looking matte and smooth all day.
There's two products that I swear by, and are my must haves whenever I put my face on.
The first one is what I use as a primer.
Monistat Chafing Powder-Gel.
Yea... bear with me for a bit, because I get a lot of strange looks when I admit to using this.
I've used a lot of face primers, and this, by far, has been the best thing I've used as a primer.
While it may seem strange, it works.
It has often been compared to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.
One of the main active ingredients in both products is Dimethicone. This is a type of silicone that is used in many makeup and hair products. It acts as a filler, and until it's washed off, it fills and smooth's lines and pores.
It creates a better canvas, and my makeup goes on even and even more smooth than without it.
It makes my skin feel so smooth, and look smoother (even without makeup on) after it dries.
The next is my absolute MUST for makeup. My setting spray. I've tried some higher end brands, but the $3 e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set is my absolute favorite.
It gets rid of that powdery look that I often get with my makeup. It also keeps my makeup from transferring to my clothes, and other peoples (lets face it: I'm a hugger! Nothing more embarrassing then giving a hug to someone and having half your face wind up on their shoulder or clothes).
It's always the little things that count with makeup, I believe.
And for me, it's these little invisible products that can make or break my days when I use makeup and want to look my absolute best!
I love hearing of other little unheard, or under appreciated products...so tell me!
What are your favorite products that you use to keep your makeup looking flawless?