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Melting Makeup

Monday, June 13, 2011

As the temperature rises makeup tends to want to melt away.  No need to fret, here are some helpful tips to keeping your making lasting through the hot summer days. 

-use face primer!  The silica base helps to absorb sweat and oil (try e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer, $6)

-if you use foundation make sure to make it oil free and set in with a powder (try e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation, $6)

-switch from cream blushes, bronzers and eyeshadows to powder (try e.l.f. Mineral products, $3-$5)

-opt for waterproof mascara and eyeliner (try e.l.f. essential Waterproof Mascara and Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, $1 each)

-for lasting lips, use a lip stain. (try e.l.f. Studio Lip Stain, $3)

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MissAnnie90 wrote:
1) 6/13/2011 11:20:46 AM
I was wondering about this yesterday. I definitely need to try the lip stains! Thanks for the helpful tips =)
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ChaChaSimone wrote:
2) 6/13/2011 11:22:59 AM
Totally agree with this post. I have combination skin and it gets harder to manage in the summer months. I've heard such great reviews about the mineral primer so it'll be the next item I purchase.
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Milavena wrote:
3) 6/13/2011 11:27:13 AM
I've always wanted to try e.l.f.'s Mineral Infused Face Primer! This article is definitely going to push me to buy it now! Thanks!
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Lovelyxpink wrote:
4) 6/13/2011 11:27:38 AM
These are very good tips especially for people like me who's skin gets very oily when I sweat. I always use face primer! I <3 elf products!
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kookychick wrote:
5) 6/13/2011 11:36:01 AM
I have trouble getting eyeliner to stay on my oily lids, especially when it gets warm outside! I recently tried your Studio Cream Eyeliner, and it stayed put all day. And the price is unbeatable! Thanks! :-)
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elfloverforever wrote:
6) 6/13/2011 11:38:58 AM
I will definitely be purchasing the primer after reading this. Thanks!
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ckhandymath wrote:
7) 6/13/2011 11:44:15 AM
I definitely like the lip stain, especially after comparing similar products in other brands! It is cheaper and more long lasting!
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Purple3eyes wrote:
8) 6/13/2011 11:46:24 AM
I am a huge fan of the lip stain. Its perfect for this hot and sweaty weather. The colors are so pretty and look so good on me. :) The tips are helpful and now it makes me wanting to try the powder mineral products
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New@Makeup wrote:
9) 6/13/2011 11:47:17 AM
It would be so embarrasing to have your makeup melt off...thanks for the tips!
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elena87 wrote:
10) 6/13/2011 11:49:00 AM
elf primer is fantastic, really help to keep my make up on. i should switch to powder products , so my make up wont look havy, thanks for advice, will do:)
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briana loves elf wrote:
11) 6/13/2011 11:49:37 AM
i love the summer time, but i hate it when i feel like my makeup is sweating off. thanks for the tips, ill try some of the face primer and ill set my foundation/ tinted moisturizer with a powder!
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Thanks! wrote:
12) 6/13/2011 11:53:43 AM
Thanks for the tips! I will definitely be using this for the summer!
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tlatrice wrote:
13) 6/13/2011 11:55:21 AM
I live and die by primer! I didn't know it existed until about a year ago and now I can't see how ANYONE lived without it! LOL!!!
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Caceyrae wrote:
14) 6/13/2011 11:55:40 AM
I like to use a tinted moisturizer in the summer. It is lightweight which is a plus in these summer temperatures.
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tasya wrote:
15) 6/13/2011 11:56:22 AM
I always use a lip stain in the summer-it's the best because of the low-sheen, so it just looks like your lips have natural colour! And the mineral primer is a lifesaver.
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Frutismuthi wrote:
16) 6/13/2011 11:56:30 AM
I'm always afraid my makeup is gonna become cakey in the heat. Heck, It begins to get that way by the end of the day
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NesC wrote:
17) 6/13/2011 12:02:27 PM
Summer always makes me worry about how my make-up is sticking! I just ordered mineral powders and blushes so I'm definitely excited for my summer looks rather than scared.
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melody24 wrote:
18) 6/13/2011 12:03:04 PM
i have tried the lip stain, really nice love it
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ErinLeigh87 wrote:
19) 6/13/2011 12:04:02 PM
I have oily skin in general, and the summer heat always makes it worse! These are great tips I can use anytime of the year, and I'm sure they'll make a big difference as the summer wears on. I didn't realize that e.l.f. made lip stains! I'm definately going to have to check that out. Thanks for the tips and product info!
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samwkchan wrote:
20) 6/13/2011 12:04:20 PM
I have tried the waterproof mascara. They really work like a charm!
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Echick wrote:
21) 6/13/2011 12:04:30 PM
Thanks for the tips! I ordered some minerals along with the primer,can't wait to try them!
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desert rose wrote:
22) 6/13/2011 12:04:50 PM
yea its so hot thees days, i think i'll try them
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AbbyC wrote:
23) 6/13/2011 12:09:16 PM
I use the makeup primer & setting spray. Then, if you're out somewhere with out botting papers, grab a thin paper towel and dab lightly!
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Hannah Shanks wrote:
24) 6/13/2011 12:09:17 PM
I totally LOVE ELF makeup! It stays on and stays put - with great color and tons of options! It is my summer go to!
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cummings14 wrote:
25) 6/13/2011 12:10:54 PM
soo trueee
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FashionGuru wrote:
26) 6/13/2011 12:11:57 PM
Primer is a must in the summer!
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StephSn wrote:
27) 6/13/2011 12:28:04 PM
I have to use primer! Last summer I didn't and my face melted off haha! This summer, I put on primer, and do all your steps! I love ELF!
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GeorgiaGirl wrote:
28) 6/13/2011 12:35:50 PM
I have switched to the ELF 45 Sunscreen powder and LOVE it! It gives a hint of color like mineral makeup and protects my skin at the same time. Plus it resists the "melt off"!
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Kenna wrote:
29) 6/13/2011 1:52:56 PM
I've been using the tinted moisturizer and I love it!!! My skin is pretty oily and the moisturizer has really helped keep it under control, besides providing just enough spf to keep my skin protected. It's perfect for summer!
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mamalovewigs wrote:
30) 6/13/2011 2:00:10 PM
i would luv to find a primer that is heat friendly hopefully yours will help thanks
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Amy123456789 wrote:
31) 6/13/2011 2:45:38 PM
i hate when makeup "melts" off your face!!
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Msjess07 wrote:
32) 6/13/2011 3:47:40 PM
I love the primer! I have used many brands before and e.l.f surpasses them all!
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Lilia wrote:
33) 6/13/2011 4:17:59 PM
After I use foundation I use my favorite product, the HD powder, to keep my makeup from sliding around and prevent my face from getting oily. The powder is so smooth and it goes on the skin flawlessly.
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Parisfrance14 wrote:
34) 6/13/2011 4:51:08 PM
I love the waterproof and regular mascara duo. It's amazing! :)
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LiisK wrote:
35) 6/13/2011 4:58:43 PM
Studio Lip Stain has a very unpleasant chemical smell, I cannot bare to use it anywhere near my face. It smells a bit like Mineral Eyeshadow Primer and that one absolutely reeks.
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<333 wrote:
36) 6/13/2011 5:00:05 PM
I love the E.l.f HD powder ! I set it over my foundation & it gives such a great matte finish & takes away any shine from the face . The mineral products are such a good buy ! Especially for the prices they are priced at ! :-D
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SIVAXO wrote:
37) 6/13/2011 5:54:01 PM
Definitely love the stains!
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shelllyyy wrote:
38) 6/13/2011 5:55:30 PM
I love the mineral infused face primer! really makes my makeup last in this az heat!
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russianlily wrote:
39) 6/13/2011 9:20:33 PM
I've been debating if I wanted to try the mineral infused primer, this really makes me want to try it. Any know if it causes your skin to break out?
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LydiaG wrote:
40) 6/13/2011 10:12:38 PM
I love using E.L.F waterproof liners on my waterline, they stay all day and you can't beat the price!
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norm wrote:
41) 6/13/2011 11:08:37 PM
Ever sinces i used the face primer i see a huge difference. First it clear up alot of my acne and i dont shine like i used too. And it gives you a flawless natural skin i love this and thank you for the price on it too. This is the best product that e.l.f has on their online website. Unfortunely, i just cant find it in any drug store. :(
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MiiLK.n.COOKiiES wrote:
42) 6/14/2011 2:11:10 AM
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southern belle wrote:
43) 6/14/2011 3:35:05 AM
I live in Texas where the summer heat is sometimes unbearable. I also have oily skin. Texas summers + oily skin = not a good look. lol. I'm no makeup artist but I've been using these tricks for years and they really do work! Don't forge to also stock up on the e.l.f. blotting sheets and HD powder. That stuff keeps my makeup looking flawless in the heat like it's no one's business! I think it's because there is silica in the HD Powder too. LOVE IT and HAPPY SUMMER! :)
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AshWarfdog11 wrote:
44) 6/14/2011 9:03:14 AM
Thanks so much!! I didn't eventhink about some of these!
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mimikay wrote:
45) 6/14/2011 11:14:47 AM
Since I am now past middleage, these tips are a great help. Thanks so much
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krgreenie wrote:
46) 6/14/2011 4:47:08 PM
Try using elf concealer only where you need it for sweat proof beauty!
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karch14 wrote:
47) 6/14/2011 10:01:34 PM
thanks for the tips!
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Shannon_17 wrote:
48) 6/20/2011 12:45:03 PM
Thanks for the tips!I definetely want to try out the studio primer now, I've heard really great reviews about it too!
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Crissie wrote:
49) 6/21/2011 10:47:49 AM
I absolutely LOVE Elf makeup. Their mineral powder foundation always stays in place...I love the whole mineral line and highly recommend it! I will have to try the stains -- great tip!!
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Lillmizvixen wrote:
50) 6/21/2011 6:01:50 PM
these are really awesome tips!
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Kulsum wrote:
51) 8/13/2011 1:59:41 PM
OH, i love it... Thank you for the tips Achelle! :) <3
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