July 19, 2011
Skin care products aren't conventionally meant to substitute as makeup products, but there are clever alternative uses for most anything, especially when it comes to controlling that height-of-the-summer shine.
"Believe it or not, I sometimes put deodorant on my finger and dab under my eyes and t-zone to help create a matte look," makeup guru Gucci Westman confided to BellaSugar.com.
Other clever ideas came from women who were similarly in a bind. Blotting papers, for example, are always great to have on-hand, but in the event that you're ever stuck somewhere without them, a small square ripped from a toilet seat cover will do the job.
Ladies who wish to be a bit more prepared to face the heat should try a primer and tinted moisturizer combination. Primer acts as a no-slip base for makeup that defies the humidity better than most foundations. Be sure to dust a bit of translucent powder on top to keep excess moisture at bay.