Not only is this an old school flatlay photo, it's also the old subject. I feel like I wrote about it more than once. Or maybe it was only once, but I can't remember. Anyways, I have some new products to mention and also some of the tips I've learned since the last similar post. I've also tried baking my makeup, but more about it later on. When it comes to face makeup, I don't really wear liquid foundation and one of the reasons is the melting effect (and feeling) you get in the heat. Recently I've tried some liquid foundations again just to see how it feels and it inspired me to do this post (and also to try baking I mentioned). If you are completely new to the makeup world, baking has nothing to do with cooking, I'll explain later. So what are the steps you can take to make your makeup heatproof?

1) Less is more

I think I always insist on this when I write about summer makeup, but even if you are like me and love wearing a lot of makeup, easing in on the foundation can only help you during warmer days. If you can't completely ''quit'' liquid foundation, try to find the lighter versions that suits your skin, or turn to BB creams instead. With that being said, I still think powder foundation is the best way to go. I love the Lily Lolo Mineral foundation, honestly one of the best mineral foundations (if not the best) I've ever used. Right now I use the shade Blondie, but I already got Candy Cane for when the actual summer comes and I get a bit of tan.

2) Set with powder

If you are wearing liquid foundation setting is a must. Especially for those with oily skin. I like to set my whole face, not just the ''T zone'' and I sometimes reapply during the day, but with these new foundation formulas you don't really have to because they tend to look dewy when you are oily. My all time favourite setting powder is Stay Matte from Rimmel. It's light and silky so it seems like it's not a heavy duty matifyer, but it actually is. I always get it in the shade 001 Transparent, but they do have a lot of colour options as well.

3) Bake

Sometimes setting is not enough and when you want to get that airbrushed finish or Instagram makeup look, baking comes to the rescue. If you don't know what baking is, essentially it's applying a larger amount of transparent setting powder and leaving it on your face to ''bake'' aka gets heat up by your own body's heat.  After the baking is done you brush off the excess powder. It seems both confusing and fun in the same time, but when you try it it's only just fun. I've put off trying baking for years and I finally did it a while ago and surprisingly I did like it. The overall effect is nice, definitely too much face makeup for my taste, still I'll probably use it again for special occasions of some sort. For this experiment I've used Smoothing & brightening powder from Sephora, I guess if you want to go by the book you'll need a loose powder for baking, but this one did the trick.

4) Set with a setting spray

Setting sprays used to be my obsessions, I had two at the time and I used them every single day. Now when my approach to makeup (and life) is a bit more minimalistic (just a bit though 😂) I don't use them every day, but if I'm going to blend my foundation with a beauty blender, bake, contour and do all the good stuff, I might as well fix everything in place. Setting sprays are great for heat waves, they apparently have the technology that lowers the temperature on your face. I don't know how they do this, but that's what they are supposed to do. So even if you are using compact of loose powder foundation, you can still fix your makeup with a setting spray. Right now I'm trying out De-Slic from Urban Decay, I like it, but my all time favourite is All nighter from the same brand.