Skindinavia Makeup Artist Kit Review and #Giveaway

Skindinavia Makeup Artist's Kit #GiveawaySometimes life throws you funny little coincidences, and recently one dropped into my lap.  I was halfheartedly on the hunt for a different face primer to transition my face and makeup through the warmer months when Skindinavia contacted me asking if I’d like to review theirs in honor of their 10 year anniversary.

Before I was contacted, I hadn’t heard of the company, so researched to find that Skindinavia was created in 2005 in an unlikely place– a Miami nightclub. In a nutshell, a cosmetics industry veteran named Allen Goldman had a “lightbulb moment” being surrounded by so many beautiful women, but with the unfortunate thing in common: melting makeup (shiny foundation, streaked bronzer, etc). 

Allen Goldman decided to seek out a method to create a product that would help regulate the temperature of makeup to prevent it from overheating, so he earned access to top national chemists where he observed a new temperature-control technology that could provide a time-released cooling property on the surface of the skin when needed. He came up with the idea to use this to prevent melting makeup.

Bing, bang, boom.  Skindinavia was born!

Brooke Shields Skindinavia makeup

Brooke Shield with Skindinavia

Ten years later, Skindinavia is used in New York and Los Angeles as it greatly reduces the need for touch-ups on set during long days and under hot studio lighting. It’s also used with  Vegas showgirls performing in 110 degree heat and on Lady Gaga’s international tours.

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray

Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray



Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray (4 oz; $35)- I received the oil control Makeup Artist’s Kit which includes both the Makeup Primer Spray and the Makeup Finishing Spray. This spray is paraben free and cruelty free and is supposed to help reduce the appearance of large pores. I wish, in a way, that the mist was sprayed on just a little bit softer because I feel I’d have better control of how much I use, but I’m more than happy with the job it did with oil control and making my face a nice canvas for my makeup to sit atop so it doesn’t seep into my skin or disappear.






Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray





Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray (4 oz ; $29)- Again, oil-free and paraben-free.  This mist dispensed the same as the primer spray which made me initially gasp “Oh no! I totally ruined the job I just did!” because I thought I applied it too heavy and my makeup just “Splatted” with the spritzes, but it wasn’t the case. This spray did a nice job sealing in my makeup leaving me with a shine-free face.  The result is my makeup stays put longer and a few hours later, I’m not getting the feeling that I need to rub it off because it’s so greasy.


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GiveawayThese are two products that I really walked away happy with, so, here’s some great news! Just in time for the warmer weather and to celebrate 10 years, Skindinavia has generously offered to give one lucky Leapfrog and Lipgloss reader their own Makeup Artist Kit which includes one Makeup Primer Spray (4 oz) and 1 Makeup Finishing Spray (4 oz) : a $64 value!


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To enter to win the Skindinavia Makeup Artist Kit, please tell me what your Biggest Summertime Makeup Woe is in the comments below.

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Disclosure: Although I was compensated with a product(s) or service in exchange for a review, all words and opinions are my own.

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103 Responses to Skindinavia Makeup Artist Kit Review and #Giveaway

  1. Kelly Tupick says:

    My biggest makeup woe in the summer is sweating the make-up right off. I put it on in the morning and by the afternoon it doesn’t look the same at all and my face gets really shiny.

  2. Tamara N says:

    My biggest summertime makeup wow is the heat often causes my makeup to run.

  3. Rust says:

    My summertime make up melts in the heat.

  4. Jen says:

    Oh that intro story is the best! I thought for sure it had come from Scandinavia or something! Entering now :)

  5. Optimus Primer says:

    I was going to guess that Skindinavia originated in Scandinavia…boy was I wrong…

    I hope I win anyway!

  6. Optimus Primer says:

    And my biggest makeup woe is that I just wear too much of it. I cake it on like nobody’s business, so that I’m more than meets the eye.

  7. Optimus Primer says:

    More specifically, my biggest summertime makeup woe is that since I put so much of it on, it tends to crack and break and I end up looking like The Thing…summertime can sometimes get cold in Arctic.

  8. Molly Smith says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe is when my mascara transfers onto my eyelids from sweating in the heat!

  9. ColleenMarie says:

    oily skin.

  10. Jesse S says:

    The humidity has to be the most difficult!

  11. Sarah says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe is when my foundation doesn’t last through the summer heat and sweat.

  12. Victoria Davison says:

    Melting off in the heat

  13. Gabrielle says:

    My eyeshadow and foundation always seem to melt away quickly in summer.

  14. Steph D. says:

    Having my makeup stay in place when I’m busy and running around all day :)

  15. Dagmar Moretti says:

    I hate the humidity!!!

  16. jenn says:

    My make up streaking and coming off because of the heat

  17. Lisa says:

    Mine is my eyeshadow always creasing.

  18. Angela says:

    I cant wear powder in the just cakes on my face!!

  19. Michelle Levine says:

    I don’t like how my sweat makes my makeup run.

  20. Luna S says:

    My foundation doesn’t like to stay

  21. teryn says:

    My foundation LOVES to get clumpy and dried out in this southern summer humidity. I try to use a matte powder overtop, but I think winning this setting spray would REALLY help! <3

  22. Lillian Connell says:

    Phoenix is just plain hot and dry in the summer. It’s hard to keep your cosmetics look fresh.

  23. Laurie says:

    My face feeling sticky in the heat of the summer

  24. Allyson Ballard Bossie says:

    Everything seems to melt. My makeup seems to run

  25. April says:

    My face getting oily from all the heat!

  26. Cynthia C says:

    My biggest woe is that my makeup doesn’t last in the heat of summer. The finishing spray would really help.

  27. Megan Scharlau says:

    I sweat really easily, so it’s hard for me to keep my makeup on once the temperature raises!

  28. Dana Andrakowicz says:

    when my make up slides off my face in the heat

  29. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Like everyone else..mine is sweating!

  30. Erin Ellis says:

    Sweating is my worst summertime woe. My eyeliner is down to my nose by noon!

  31. D. Leia says:

    OMG…my biggest summertime make up woe happens when it rains and thunders and a tornado hits…my make up comes off when I have to stop, drop, and roll…

  32. LaTanya says:

    super oily skin

  33. chris z says:

    when it comes off in the heat

  34. sherri says:

    I get oily and nothing stays on my face!

  35. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I concur with the majority-sweating makeup off!

  36. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I tend to put on too much makeup because I feel as though I look much better with it on, however I would like a more natural look especially in the summer months.

  37. Ashley C says:

    A shiny, oily face and foundation that doesn’t stay put all day!

  38. JJP says:

    That darn heat is what my biggest woe is. My makeup running down my face isn’t pleasant

  39. adriana says:

    i get very oily skin.

  40. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My biggest summer makeup woe is my makeup running off my face due to the hot Arizona sun.

  41. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Sweating off my makeup.

  42. Tara L says:

    Being way to hot during the summer and sweating and my make up runny

  43. Louida says:

    I’ve used this brand before and loved it! I really need to go back to using Skindinavia again. #ProductReviewParty

  44. Stephanie says:

    i hate the heat

  45. Marty C. says:

    It’s so hot, makeup just slides right off your face.

  46. Natalie S. says:

    My foundation never stays put! I hate it!

  47. Natalie Brown says:

    My biggest Summer time make-up woe is that it’s so hot here (Florida) that sweat destroys my foundation, concealer, & blush application. I end up using quite a bit of a powder product throughout the day. :( I’d love to find products that could withstand the humidity!

    • Hallie says:

      Natalie…I saw an article about some things makeup artists keep in their kits and one absolutely loved nyx matte setting spray. He said he was able to stop using powder. Well, I hurried right over to CVS and picked up a bottle and it’s every bit as good as he said. I used it over my finishing powder and it set my makeup great.I then tried it without powder and it’s great that way too.

  48. charlene says:

    My biggest summer makeup woe is once I get a little bit of sun my freckles pop out and my normal makeup shade is too light and I end up looking like a mime :(

  49. Hallie says:

    My biggest makeup woe is trying to find a sunscreen that is alao good skincare and that is also easy to apply makeup over. I like some of the powder sunscreens, but there are days I would rather not use extra powder. I use bb and cc creams aa well. They are great, but foundation is my favorite cosmetic so I love using all different formulas. Maybe someday I’ll find a holy grail sunscreen, but until I do, this will remain my biggest challenge for warm summer weather.

  50. Bonnie Caselman says:

    I give up my matte foundation for BB Cream in the summer but I miss the full coverage.

  51. stephanie landeros says:

    My biggest summertime woa is having my makeup last and not having it melt away!

  52. Anita k says:

    Since I live in Florida,it’s the humidity and my makeup sliding off my face.thanks for sharing.

  53. Annie Adams says:

    My biggest problem is my skin getting oily and my makeup looking different from the humidity and heat.

  54. krystel says:

    my biggest makeup woe is not having my makeup melt away

  55. Shawna says:

    My Biggest Summertime Makeup Woe is my makeup getting oily, sweating off and smearing because it gets so hot here during the Summer!

  56. eguiver Yol says:

    The humidity here causes problems

  57. Misty W says:

    Mascara that doesn’t run.

  58. nikki morris says:

    its hard to wear my favorite foundations because of the heat :(

  59. Noura A says:

    My eyeliner that smudges all over my eyes :(

  60. bn100 says:

    melting make-up

  61. curiouskit10 says:

    My biggest summer makeup woe is that I desperately need sunscreen because I burn at the slightest provocation, but I’ve never found a brand that doesn’t cause breakouts. No, not Cerave or any of the really fancy, hypoallergenic ones.

  62. Kayla Bowe says:

    My biggest make up woes are oiliness and my make up running.

  63. Laura G says:

    Beyond pleasing my hubby by wearing my makeup dark enough, my biggest makeup woe is my eye shadow melting within a few hours even with eye primer.

  64. Tanya Devenney says:

    I hate the humidity, makes my foundation cakey

  65. Julie Waldron says:

    Mine is my makeup sweating off.

  66. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Trying to combat oil without caking powder on has been a challenge. Add that to the increase in photo taking at summer gatherings in hot weather and that is definitely the biggest problem. Always checking pics to see how shiny I look.

  67. Nikki K says:

    My Biggest Summertime Makeup Woe is when wearing my powder foundation it gets all weird and cakey when I get sweaty; and I sweat easily.

  68. joti says:

    oily skin and makeup cakes

  69. Danielle Marie says:

    makeup that slides off your face of course!

  70. Mascara or eye brows sweating off and feeling like foundation is gonna slide off my face.

  71. Nicole Flynn says:

    My eyes get super irritated with sunscreen on my fave, burns are worse, what to do. Then In have the issue of sweat…..

  72. Denise Welch says:

    I hate how much it feels like its melting

  73. Candace Galan-Calderon says:

    Sweating too much, so I wear just a little makeup.

  74. Jennifer Paige says:

    When I get sweaty and my makeup starts oozing off. Ugh.

  75. Becca says:

    I want a natural summer look without using too much makeup, but I haven’t found the right balance

  76. DeAnna Keller says:

    I hate sweating in the summer, my makeup smears and looks oily!

  77. Socorro AMbriz says:

    My Biggest Summertime Makeup Woe is that I have super oily skin as it is and in the 100+ degrees weather here in California my makeup just melts off and/or i have to avoid touching it and i touch up so often that by the end of the day my face ends up looking super caked on :(

  78. Heather Johnson says:

    My makeup doesn’t seem to last because I get hot and sweaty

  79. Rhonda R says:

    My biggest summer problem with make up is it just seems to disappear after being in the heat and humidity.

  80. Tara Woods says:

    My biggest makeup woe in the summer is smeared eyeliner from the heat.

  81. Andrea Clifton says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe is it melting off my face. I live in a very hot and humid climate and as soon as I walk out my front door I start dripping.

  82. liz l says:


  83. Angela Cash says:

    My biggest Summertime makeup issue is finding products that can hold up to the sweltering heat and humidity.

  84. shawna says:

    Sweating my makeup off.

  85. Angela P. says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe is sweaty makeup that clogs up my pores and makes me breakout

  86. Jennifer Herman says:

    I would have to say when my mascara runs.

  87. Tandi Cortez-Rios says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe would have to be when I put eyeliner on my top lid only to blink and it’s all over the place!

  88. John Herman says:

    My wife says it’s when her mascara gets smudgy.

  89. K Johnson says:

    My oily skin becomes even worse in the summer so it is difficult keeping makeup on.

  90. anita (ac) says:

    my biggest summertime woe is that the heat makes my face extremely greasy so any make up feels very heavy on my face.

  91. ERICA BOSCIO says:

    Dried out skin from the sun

  92. shannon says:

    Biggest summer makeup woe?
    Definitely sweating everything off.

  93. Shannon says:

    My biggest problem is the heat and humidity here.

  94. Kam A says:

    Makeup sweating off

  95. SHANA F says:

    My biggest summertime makeup woe is sweating it off! I also love swimming and my mascara looks like I’m dripping black! I dislike waterproof mascara, gets all clumpy and gross.

  96. Rosanne Morrison says:

    Mascara that runs and smudging of eye liner is my biggest woe

  97. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I have never worn makeup and I am 40 years old. My sister does. She just got a job and has to dress up now. I love to help her since she has not had money for a while.

  98. Trisha McKee says:

    My biggest makeup woe is finding a shade to match my summertime color.

  99. Rachel Freer says:

    My biggest summertime woe is that I sweat horribly on my forehead so my makeup just sort of slides down and off as the day goes on.

  100. Cheryll Shubert says:

    My biggest woe is my makeup sweating off or, even worse, only half sweats off, lol. I also have a fear of my mascara and eyeliner smearing around my eyes like a raccoon.

  101. Sue J. says:

    I hate when my face and neck start sweating!