Putting on your favourite make-up before a bike ride, and hoping that it’s still there after you remove your helmet, is very unlikely in most cases! In fact, like most women, I think I have literally spent the past 4 or 5 years sub consciously searching for the perfect helmet-safe make-up. Well, I have found it!
Okay, so it’s not often that you find me putting foundation on my face before I put my lid on but, there are times when I have to do important ‘business’ related trips that involve looking half decent, and sometimes the bike is my only choice. So I stumbled into Boots about a week ago to top up on my pressed powder and got a little carried away (it can happen you know!). I decided to treat myself to some new products including foundation, eye shadow, mascara, concealer and my powder – Why the ‘eck not!
I usually use Rimmel or Maybelline Foundation, I don’t know why, I never bothered to ask myself that question – Until last week. I had a good look around and decided to actually stay and try the products out before I bought them. I came across Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation, and it was good. Really good. I mean, usually when you apply foundation you’re not often surprised with the results, but with this one, I was sold!
So without further ado, I decided to also change my powder. I must admit, it is still Rimmel, but I picked up the Stay Matte Pressed Powder when I usually go for an invisible one. I picked up a few other products that include Maybelline XXL Pro mascara, a few eye shadows of different brands, and some concealer. By this time, I had to ask a friend to drag me out of the store before I got too carried away!
We all know what it is like when you buy new make-up. All you want to do is try the stuff on! But, I held back until a suitable bike journey came up. A few days later, I had a succession of 4 days solid at a bike show of which I could test my new make-up with – Risky I know, but it had to be done!
I put the Make-up on, foundation, powder, eye shadow, mascara and eye liner, stuck my lid on, got on my bike and hit the bike show. It takes roughly 25 minutes to get there and I ride with my visor up 99% of the time so I am fighting the elements too. Once I got to the bike show, I went straight to the ladies and checked the results. Perfect. Every inch of my make-up was exactly as I had done it.
The test didn’t stop there though! Without re-applying the Make-up at all throughout the day, I also decided to see just how resilient this make-up was by doing the same thing on the way home. Again, it was just as I had done it first thing in the morning.
So to conclude, I put the make-up on early am, say around 7:30. I put my lid on for 25-30 minutes, I walked around and did my thing for roughly 9 hours, put my helmet back on for another 25-30 minutes, and when I got home, it was the same as when I left – And I did this 4 times. Result? I think so!
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