I’ve been waiting impatiently for summer to come back around, I really don’t enjoy any other season as much. In the winter though, I do love my makeup to have a matte finish throughout and with the cold air keeping the oil away, my matte face really just thrives. even though with the weather switching up & all the extra heat making it harder to maintain, It’s not impossible. I’ll always be obsessed with a matte finish no matter the temperature so I just had to learn how to flawlessly pull that off.
which moisturizer I start with determines how foundation is going to lay and how it can hold up dealing with heat all day. all are known for adding back moisture to your skin but they also tend to add shine, for this, I’m using a moisturizer that returns the moisture but gives a matte and oil controlling finish instead.
My Pick: Aloe Vera Gel – known for its oil control and pore shrinking properties.
I still pay attention what my primer does to my skin in terms of finish. It dosent make sense for me to pick a hydrating primer or a radiance primer thinking that I will have a matte face all day. I personally will always use Milk Of Magnesia for this, sweat doesn’t ever break through the barrier of it but, it can be too rough so there are only two I know that can substitute for it.
My Pick: Black Radiance Shine Control primer or Becca Ever Matte Poreless primer
there are plenty of foundations that were made for this. “24 hour wear, waterproof, longwear” are key. these foundations were formulated to not even be bothered by heat or sweat.
My Pick: L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte – 24 hour foundation.
I’ve tested it over and over so I know indefinitely this makeup base is bulletproof. this is not to say there won’t be sweat, but after blotting & re-setting, my makeup will not be moved.
I must have Blotting Papers, they drink any sight of oil up, and even if I don’t see any I blot often anyway to catch the moisture that makes me look oily.
and, Facial Mists. One preferably containing Aloe Vera, Rose Water and Witch Hazel, all of which control oil is sure to refresh and keep a full face in tact while also cooling me down.