With summer just around the bend, the approaching hot weather has many of us ditching our holy grail full coverage foundations in fear of makeup meltdown and running out to buy something a little more lightweight. Trying out new tinted moisturizers, BB Creams and mineral foundations can be scary and not to mention expensive. Ladies, have no more fear of makeup meltdown or breaking the bank. Here is a simple, oldie but goodie trick for lightening up the coverage of your foundation for a more breathable, long-lasting wear this summer. All you need is your moisturizer and your favorite foundation and you have your perfectly matched tinted moisturizer! Mixing equal parts of each will give you half the coverage of using your foundation alone. The more foundation than moisturizer, the more coverage and the less foundation and more moisturizer the less coverage. It's as simple as that and you don't have to spend a dime!
Tinted moisturizers are great during the summer because they not only feel lightweight, but they are absorbed into the skin more than a full coverage foundation alone, making it easier for your skin to breathe and less likely to start running off of your face when you're out in the hot weather. Setting with a translucent powder or any powder you prefer will also help with increasing the lasting power of your makeup during the day. Use a powder matching your complexion on top of your tinted moisturizer for more coverage if you need or prefer it. This will keep you from having to layer upon layer your tinted moisturizer to get more coverage and will prevent caking. One last tip: Don't forget to prime that pretty face of yours before applying your tinted moisturizer. This will only enhance the staying power of your makeup and help you to avoid makeup meltdowns!
That's all there is to it! If you haven't heard of this trick, then I bet you're wondering why you haven't thought of this before. And you might have heard of this, but are asking yourself why you just went out and bought that brand new tinted moisturizer. Hope you still have your receipt!
No more fearing makeup meltdown or that expensive purchase at the makeup counter this summer.
That's the great part about DIY's!
Below are two of my favorite duo's for tinted moisturizer.
The Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme is my favorite moisturizer to mix in with foundation. It's a thicker cream-like lotion so it doesn't feel runny or too wet and liquidy. You only need a pea size amount to mix in with your foundation for the perfect coverage.
The Aveda Mineral Tinted Moisturizer in 'sheer' is great too because it contains SPF 15, which makes it a great two in one moisturizer and sunscreen.
Pictured above: (Right) Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme and Revlon New Complexion Foundation in '04 Natural Beige'. (Left) Aveda Mineral Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in 'Sheer' and elf Cosmetics Flawless Finish Oil Free Foundation in 'Buff'.
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