Anyway, I have been dying to post about my new summer "foundation" because it's worthy of sharing this little secret. I find that my skin looks better once the weather warms up-- with such dry skin, winter isn't pretty. The return of humidity is a welcome event to me and I find that I wear less makeup BUT that comes with two new issues #1 sun makes my melasma flare & here comes spotty forehead (plus try to protect face from sun damage-- at 45 I am winning the battle as far as wrinkles and not looking my age) or #2 wear sunscreen & hats to keep "Spot" at bay and my face doesn't even come close to matching the rest of me. Think I found a perfect solution. Mix mineral foundation & a bit of bronzer into sunscreen-- one step protection and amping up of color so I am ready for the day.
The sunscreen- Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 55-- ultra light, oil free, water resistant and liquid- but when mixed with MMU foundation-- mousse like texture foundation. Mixed this up about 2 weeks ago- it's even more "mousse-like" now. Need to mix more bronzer in for next batch as I have been out in the sun quite a bit and have to use bronzer to make things match right now.
|Minimal summer makeup look- sunscreen & MMU foundation mix- bit of blush, eyeshadow, lipgloss & mascara|
|Amazes me how skin-like/no makeup the mineral foundation mixed in Neutrogena Clear Face SPF ends up looking|
|Protected from sun & effortless even skin-tone.|
|Today- bare skin (emu oil moisturizer) and just got a bit of sun on body-- face doesn't really match.|
|SPF/Foundation mix plus bronzer, mascara & lip gloss.|
|Plus to this SPF/Foundation- not only quick but also wears like iron. Last Saturday spent all day out in sunshine at a track meet & still perfect after entire day of heat & humidity|