Too hot for makeup, makeup!

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 23 - 2013

That’s it… stick a fork in me, I’m done. Infact, I’m overcooked. I’ve been par-boiled, roasted, reheated, and now I’m nothing but soggy leftovers. I know that in roughly 16 weeks, you’ll find me moaning about the cold… perhaps even the snow that global warming is sure to rain down on us again, but I don’t care. I’ve had enough. How is a girl even supposed to contemplate makeup in this heat?

You know, I’ve turned partially feral because of it don’t you?

Aside from a daily splash about in the shower, I’ve haven’t done a single thing in the way of beautifying.  The curse of the self-employed.  My roots are greyer than the sky will be when these thunderstorms finally take their toll, my leg hairs are trailing the floor behind me and I’m ashamed to admit that my toenails are most certainly NOT sandal-ready right now.  I’m going to a spa on Friday for a wee bit of pampering and I will have to force myself into some semblance of action before then if I don’t want to frighten all the punters away.

Infact, since returning from holiday last week, the only place I’ve been to is Iceland (the shop, not the country).  It made sense… I’m hot, they have freezers… and I knew that no-one gives a shit about sandal-ready toes in there, most of their patrons have webbed feet anyway.


Clockwise from top-left: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Bali Brown, YSL Babydoll Mascara*, Paul & Joe #23 Eyeshadow, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, DHC Sun Block SPF25, Korres Face Primer, Boots Seventeen Lip Crayon in Bold*, Ilamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Gaze

Eight products, that’s not bad for a hardened makeup addict like me is it?  I couldn’t manage a single more installment on my face anyway… the more you apply, the more there is to slide off right?

I’m playing a game of using up products that should have been finished a while ago… I’m not entirely sure how old my Korres Face Primer is but I know it’s been discontinued… the same goes for the Sun Block which thankfully, only has a couple of squeezes left in it.

In this weather, I can’t get enough of those Seventeen Lip Crayons, they strike the perfect pigment balance between the original Clinique chubby stick formula and the more pigmented version.  Also, while I’m updating on products I’ve previously reviewed… it’s worth mentioning that the YSL Babydoll Mascara has yet to dry out in the tube, it’s a miracle!

Anyway, put all those products together and you get a FOTD that looks something like this:


I look mega-posey in a “How you doin’?” kinda way but honestly… I just wasn’t feeling the FOTD thing infront of the window while the sun beat down, altering my DNA structure from within and giving me rapid-onset heatstroke.  In other words, this was the best of a very bad selection.

Do you bother with makeup when it’s this hot?  I gotta cover that lush’s nose somehow!

* press samples

10 Responses to “Too hot for makeup, makeup!”

  1. Nesita says:

    I can’t be bothered with a full face in summer, when I want to wear something it’s usually just concealer, mascara and a bright lippie haha

  2. Robyn says:

    I don’t tend to really bother when it’s that hot – I *can* do makeup to last but it’s just too much effort. Concealer, lippie, eyebrows, done.

  3. Laura says:

    I go for the Sali Hughes school of summer beauty (she wrote about it here: – tinted moisturiser, waterproof mascara, cream blush and tinted lipbalm. So for me that’s translating as Nivea TM, Urban Decay mascara (not waterproof but don’t have the money for a new one right now), Maybelline cream blush and Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple. Wore that for two interviews last week and it looked all right – pulled-together but not too done.

  4. Marie says:

    Have you ever tried any of those products that are supposed to hold your make up in place? I only ask as I received an anatomicals facial spritz in this months glossy box and on my normal to dry skin it seems to be helping… I cant leave the house without make up!

  5. Magpie says:

    Oh, what shade are you in the Silk Creme foundation? I’m really interested in that one at the moment, but have only tested #5, which is too dark, and I have a suspicion many of the shades are really yellow.

  6. sharnek says:

    Half a pump of Guerlain foundation on the bits in most need of it, but of blush, double wear mascara, coloured brow gel, powder and blot, blot, blot throughout the day. I’m not a lipgloss girl and wont be parted from my lipstick even in this heat. Calvin Klein shine lipsticks in alarm is a nice glossy compromise to a full on lip.

    I’ve not touched an eyeshadow or liner in weeks.

  7. catherine says:

    i put my hands up and admit i wear a full face, my eye makeup doesnt move (gothic style but actually appiled nicely!) but my foundation, o boy thats not fun! x

  8. Corey says:

    I have been wearing makeup daily for the last 6 months after about a 10 year cosmetic hiatus (basically didn’t wear it in my 20s). Since I’m not great at sticking with new routines but need/want regular practice, I have been kind of strict about doing my face every day. Summer has actually been pretty tolerable, but I think that is because I live in an area (LA) that isn’t humid and that is pretty warm most of the year anyway. I also walk outdoors a lot, so my standards for makeup are based largely on their resistance to heat and sweat. Since I love a dramatic eye, I’ve been rocking my contoured eyeshadow and a cat-eye even at the pool and beach.

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