Monday, 16 February 2015

The Day My Make-Up Melted

I was attending an outdoors event during the peak of summer, and I anticipated that the sun would be at its hottest.

I had  no worries when I applied my make-up that day. I believed that the Primer (click here) and Setting Spray (click here) would help my make-up to last, which is what they are supposed to do and they usually work for me (click here).  I even wore a baseball cap and took an umbrella. I felt confident that I would survive the sweltering heat.

Soon after arriving at the event I began to perspire - the heat of the sun was scorching!!!  I wasn't concerned because my make-up always lasts, but as the saying goes, 'there's a first time for everything'.

The sweat was pouring down my face.  I touched my face and when I glanced at my hand, it had make-up on it!  I was very disturbed; this has never happened to me before.  I could not believe my eyes.

I was very confused.  My make-up has survived the summer heat before, but today it was much hotter than usual.  My make-up didn't have a chance against the extreme heat.

I felt angry and disappointed that the products did not work; products that I had sworn by and recommended to others.

I was so upset that I stopped using Primer and Setting Spray in my personal make-up application routine. Don't get me wrong, these products have their purpose, but they failed me when I needed them most and I do not take that lightly.

And so the quest to for make-up that lasts in this tropical climate continues.  I'm planning to try a spray that water-proofs make-up -  I'm hoping this will give me the result that I am seeking.  One thing that I do know is that I'll have to keep trying products until I find something that works for me.  The reality is that products do not always work the same for everyone, even if it has rave reviews.

"...because your make-up should always enhance." - Nakita Squires

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Do You Listen To Your Skin?

When I took the time to chat with a friend who had lots of questions about skin care products; I never imagined that this quote (created using Polyvore) would have been the result!

It's time for a reality check - products do not always have the same effect on everyone's skin.  It doesn't matter if the product is popular; it doesn't matter if it is expensive.

Never use products that irritate your skin.  If it stings, blisters or dries out your skin; please stop using that product.  That's your skin 'talking' to you; that's it's way of telling you that the product is too harsh.  Don't you agree that you should take the time to listen?

We must take care of our skin because we can't return it, we can't trade it in.

It's the only one we have!

For more advice/tips about caring for your skin, here are 2 other posts:

1) Make-up Hygiene Tips

2)How to Avoid Allergic Reactions to Make-up.

"...because your make-up should always enhance." - Nakita Squires