Spring is finally here and although the weather has been a bit crappy in the UK as of late it is getting hotter – naturally meaning we’re all going to perspire that little bit extra. Now for those of you wear make up this isn’t always a good thing, heat plus make up usually results in a not so attractive oily and sweaty appearance – which no one wants. So, I’ve decided to create this post to help those of you who many be suffering with ‘shiny face syndrome’ due to hot weather, or for those of you who simply have an oily T-Zone area.
The best product to use to combat this problem is a primer. Now if you don’t know what a primer is, it is simply a type of cream you use on your face before applying your make up. Its purpose is to help the make-up stay on throughout the day and reduce sweating and shine by acting as a protective base. You may be thinking: Is this really necessary, does it really work? Well the answer is yes it does!
I was one of those people who thought that primer was just another make up product that served no purpose and that my make up would look the same with or without it… but how wrong I was. After using the primer for a few days, I noticed that my make up would stay on longer throughout the day and even had a more airbrushed look. IT also acted as a moisturiser, which was very helpful during the winter period. I didn’t really have a problem with an oily T-Zone area but when using this product there was no sweating or shine in that area AT ALL which I was very pleased about.
There are many different types of primer on the market but an affordable one I’ve found that works well is the ‘Foundation Primer Cream’ by GOSH (pictured above). It is sold at Superdrug for £12.99 and is great for people who suffer from dry skin as it is has a crème base so it moisturises as well as protects. Although the tube may appear quite small it lasts for months and I still have quite a bit left of mine even though I bought it in December. This is my primer of choice but like I said before, there are so many different brands of primer on the market – not only for the face but even for individual areas such as the eyes and lips. Just try and find one that is best for your skin type but do make sure you at least try it out and say no to shiny face syndrome!