Preparing for the Met means also having to weather-proof your makeup. The climate tends to be warm and slightly humid this time of the year, which means the foundation you applied at 10am may be gone just after lunch.
The best solution is to wear weather-proof makeup. Luckily, technology has adapted to the times when it comes to skincare and sun protection. The latest trend is beauty in a can.
Aerosol sun safety
Spending time in the sun also means applying an SPF (sun protection factor). The recommended sun cover should have a protection factor of at least SPF50.
A suncare brand that’s regularly recommend by dermatologists is Heliocare 360 Gel SPF50. For an outdoor event, one of the ways to apply your sunblock is by wearing a absorbant foaming mousse that won’t sweat off easily.
The air gel from Heliocare 360 is perfect as it quickly sinks into the skin and doesn’t leave a residue. Sunscreen should always be applied before foundation and reapplied after a few hours in the sun.
Available at: dermastore.co.za, or 0860-246-628 or 021-851-0926
Beauty in a can
The quickest and driest solution to your dripping foundation woes is airbrush makeup. A line of cosmetics called NV was developed in conjunction with a makeup artist.
The makeup comes in miniature spray cans that are the perfect size for your clutch bag and when travelling through airports. The line also has a primer to make sure the spay-on foundation lasts longer.
Simply spray onto your face and let it do its job for up to 12 hours. You won’t have to use brushes, sponges or even dirty your fingers. The airbrush foundation also comes in nine different shades of South Africa’s variety of skin tones.
Available at Rhona: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiny treasures for your clutch
Nobody wants to lug around a cumbersome cosmetics bag at the Met. The solution is a small clutch bag that matches your outfit while holding your most important cosmetic items.
Key items to keep your look fresh are: mini-wet wipes, miniature hand lotion, DCT lip balm and eye drops. Fortunately, makeup now comes in minis that are not a burden to your bag and are great for quick touch-ups.
Stock up at most cosmetic stores, at MAC, or order them online.