Summer is now in full swing and is my favorite season!  It means beach days, rooftop happy hours, pool parties, and unfortunately my least favorite thing – Sweating. Living in NYC and having the privilege of having a nice 15 min walk to work has been great, but in 90-degree weather what seems like a blessing is a curse. Iv tried multiple products on the market that have claimed to be “sweat-proof” or “water-proof” but not everything holds up to their claim. Below is my list of tested products that I have come to love that will help your face stay flawless even during the summer heat!

High Endurance Cosmetics Sweat Pretty Spray ($16.00) – This is a must have! It keeps my make up in place! Sweat and pool water are no threat when it comes to this spray.

Sweat Cosmetics Twist-Brush + Translucent Mineral Powder ($42.00) – Typically when I sweat and have regular powder on it becomes patchy. This powder withstands sweat and heat! However, my only issue with this is the packaging. I am not a fan of the twist brush. The product itself works great!

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($25.00) – Our holy grail for under eye circles. This concealer truly withstands the test of water and sweat. It is the only concealer I will ever need. Ready my post on how I use it here!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21.00) – Another one of our holy grail products. My brows stay in place at the gym and through hot days! One thing to note is that this is product is not 100% waterproof and will wash off in the pool.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara ($20.00) – Another one of our holy grail products. This mascara will not leave you with runny black tears!

Kat Von D Everlasting  Liquid Lipstick ($20.00) – Favorite liquid lipstick ever! Stays on through sweat, oily foods, and kisses 😉

Also known as the Ultra HD “not-so-matte” Matte Lip Color…

Price: $9.49

Where to buy: Ulta
(has frequent buy one, get one 50% off sales)

Finish: satin

My Rating: 3/5
I like the Ultra HD Lip Colors, but they fall short on the “matte” claims. I prefer my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks if I need bulletproof lip color! View Post

I’m tired of all the primers, foundations, and powders promising to keep my skin looking shine-free but never following through with their claims. Once, I got so fed up that I applied a mattifying primer under a mattifying foundation, and all topped off with a mattifying powder. Big mistake: in just under 3 hours, my oils broke through and created a horrific cakey disaster to what I thought was the perfect cocktail for shine-free makeup. Over the years, I have been experimenting with makeup techniques to try and control my seemingly unstoppable oil production without looking overly matte. The following is the best routine for shine-free, fresh-looking makeup that I have found…so far!

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Dry and sensitive eyes now have something to look forward to! I have been trying out Belif’s First Aid 360 Eye Mask and have noticed such a difference in my under eye area. Since I have hereditary dark circles, I take my eye products very seriously and have fallen in love with this one! Not to mention Belif is one of our favorite skincare brands! Read below for my full review!

Watch how I use this on our using the 360 Degree Massage Instagram 🙂

Check out how to conceal dark under eye circles here!

BELIF First Aid 360 Eye Mask

Available at: Sephora
.84 oz/25 ml ($36.00)

Why I Love It:

  • gel like texture
  • great for sensitive eyes especially if you have allergies causing dry skin around the eye area
  • fully hydrates the under eye and eye lid area (a must for ladies who wear eye make up everyday!)
  • makes my under eye and feel soft and plump when I wake up
  • fragrance free
  • 0% irritation or stinging
  • free of mineral oils, synthetic dyes, synthetic preservatives, and animal products
  • contains mimosa which helps heal and irritate inflammation

My Rating: 10/10

How to Use it – 360 Degree Massage

Step 1 – Press down on 6 acupuncture points

Step 2 – 360 Degree Massage in an “O” circular motion

Watch how I use this on our using the 360 Degree Massage Instagram 🙂