Take it Easy
Though Labor Day may signal the end of summer, the fall equinox, a.k.a. autumn, doesn’t commence until September 22nd . Which in beauty terms means we still have a couple weeks of potentially disgusting weather ahead.
I recently sat down with our celeb makeup artist, Victoria Stiles, to discuss creating a minimal end-of- summer look that can withstand whatever humid, sweaty, sticky days lie ahead in 2016.
Victoria Stiles: Always start with an oil-absorbent moisturizer with SPF.
VS: Nars. It has a little wand to it. Dab it on and seal it in with the tip of your ring finger. It won’t crease and comes in lots of shades.
VS: Curl your lashes, and, since we’re keeping it simple, use mascara on the top only.
GA: Blush? I think I know what you’re gonna say. But anyway …
VS: Orgasm. Of course. That gives a nice healthy glow.
GA: Setting it?
VS: Urban Decay Setting Spray to matte everything down.
GA: Okay. And then during the day if you’re out and you get to the point of sweating like a sow?
VS: Leave your face alone. Find a shaded spot to cool down. Wait a minute or two. Then use Boscia Blotting Linens to absorb the sweat without disturbing your makeup. Follow up with a translucent compact powder on top, not foundation. Using foundation over foundation is icky and makes a mess.