I got married in The Mexican Riviera on one of the hottest and most humid days of 2009. Like any Type-A destination bride (all brides are special but destination brides have a tendency to take special to the next level because there’s so much they have to give up to chance), I’d met with and was made up by a great make-up artist here in New York, Karen Duncan, to create my wedding face. Unfortunately, Karen had a previous engagement and wasn’t able to come to Mexico for the festivities. As sad as I was that I was going to have to rely on someone I didn’t know to do my face, Karen created a great face chart for him to follow and introduced me to this magic in a bottle called “Oil Control Lotion” by MAC. See if Karen had come to Mexico, I would not have purchased this gem. But, because I had to duplicate her make up kit which included this magic potion its in my possession. It worked fabulously! Although it was hot, humid and sticky on my wedding day and throughout all of our festivities, I managed to remain relatively shine-free for the whole she-bang.
I know that it seems counterintuitive to put make up on in this type of heat, much less a layer of something in between your moisturizer and foundation, but it works! I’d forgotten about this little miracle as I am wont to do when going through my daily paces, but we went to a party at a friend’s house last weekend and it was a little sticky outside. As I was rifling through my make-up kit, my fingers landed on this magical bottle. I had the time to take the extra step and I did. Boy, am I glad I did. I was outside all night, the stickiness did not abate and my allergies flared up un-mericifully. Fun party, but I was a little uncomfortable. By the time I got home, I felt like one hot sticky itchy mess. I looked in the mirror when I got home and was pleasantly surprised to see that I looked exactly the way I did when I’d left 6 hours earlier. Yup, miracle in a bottle!