What's The Best Way To Have Your Makeup Last This Humid Summer: Prep + Set with Urban Decay: Optical Illusion Complexion Primer and DeSlick Setting Spray

Humidity is the top assassin of your makeup. It can feel like no matter what you do, your perfectly done up look slips right off your face. Try this technique to make sure that your blushing summer look  won't melt away when you leave your apartment. You'll arrive to your favorite happy hour spot with the courage to walk straight up to the bar without having to run to the bathroom to check your makeup. 

Let's begin with a complexion perfecting primer. This Optical Illusion Complexion Primer from Urban Decay gives your skin a clean slate. Baby Fresh. Pores: vanquishes. Fine lines: annihilated. It gives you an even better base to work with and a natural matte finish. The next step in your makeup up routine would normally be coverage in the form of either concealer or foundation. Depending on your preference. But what if I told you that setting your primer could make all the difference. 

 photo from  Allure.com

photo from Allure.com

Beauty vlogger, Jackie Aina, introduced oily skin makeup wearers to the technique of setting their primers with a thin layer of translucent powder before they go in with their coverage products. She swears that this step keeps the oils in her skin at bay making her foundation last longer. In this video, amid many more, she shows viewers how setting their primer with powder can prevent makeup from separating and creasing around smile lines and the cupid's bow. Being that I do not have oily skin, I was always kind of jealous that I couldn't test out this hack to see if it really was as  good as Jackie says. 

I may not have oily skin but I do want my makeup to last as long as possible. I'm not dirtying my makeup brushes for a look that will has only 2 hours. No, Ma'am. Not I. If we are being totally honest here, many primers don't add longevity to our looks because it isn't in their job description. Primers are there to help our makeup apply better so regardless of your skin's condition, you can slay any look. 

Jackie Aina helped out oily skin girls. And I, Danyelle, will help out those with normal to dryish skin. Like me! Instead of setting your primer with a powder, set it with a setting spray. This is the De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay. I can find a use for any product. Even if it isn't formulated for my skin type. The primer smoothed over any pores and fine lines I have. It doesn't, however, have the kind of long wearing power you'll need for the heat, sweating, and humidity of the summer. Setting it with the De Slick spray let me keep a smooth complexion and have an almost tacky layer to help my coverage products cling to my face to make it last. After I finished my makeup, I finish it off with another spritz of the De Slick spray and I am ready for what ever the summer has in store for me. 

Test out this technique and let me know how it worked out for you!