Unless your blessed with perfect skin and awesome genetics that allow you to sport a makeup free face, chances are your wearing some type of makeup, even during the summer. But 90+ degree weather can make makeup run, smear, and smudge-not cute. Avoid the potential mess and look fresh-faced this summer with the best summer products and makeup tips.
Take Care of Your Skin
You can’t expect to paint a masterpiece on a canvas that’s not ready, so why would you expect the same from your makeup? Take care of your skin by washing with products that were created for your skin type. Remember skin acts differently in the winter then it does in summer, so you may need to switch up your regular skincare routine. Find out the proper skincare routine for your skin type, here.
Even though your skin is getting beautiful bronzed and darker, you need to go lighter or less-heavy with your makeup products during the summer or your face may look like it’s crying in the afternoon heat. If you can get away with it, try using tinted moisturizer with at least SPF 15 instead of your regular foundation. If that’s just not an option, try a silicone based foundation, you’ll still get the coverage you need, without the chin drips.
Waterproof Is Your Friend
Avoid the raccoon eyes by investing in some good waterproof mascara once and for all. Can’t live without your eyeliner? Try MAKE UP FOR EVER’s eyeliner for smudge proof cat eyes. For a fun Fourth of July look, try their eyeliner in Matte Electric Blue.
Simplify your entire makeup routine by opting for a product that does it all. This multistick by BITE can be used for lips, eyelids, and cheeks.
Get A Natural Glow (Safely)
It’s time to face the facts, there is no way to get “a little sun” without damaging your skin. That’s why in the summer, bronzer is a must have. Depending on your skin type, skin tone, and how much of a glow you want to have, will depend on the best bronzer for you. Check out these 15 bronzers from Allure for the safest way to get the ultimate glow.
Don’t Forget About Those Lips
While summer can leave our skin sweaty and slick, it can make our lips dry and flaky. Generally speaking, this is never a look you want to go for. To keep your lips soft and supple, you need to protect them daily and exfoliate your lips about twice a week. We love Lush’s super easy to use, lickable lip scrub- Mint Julips to exfoliate and Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm to protect.
Blotting Papers Are Your Friends
Nothing is worse then feeling hot and sweaty and looking like it too! Keep your T-zone nice and dry by carrying blotting papers with you. Just a quick dab in the car before you run into the store or to a friend’s barbecue can help you get rid of excess sweat and oil that may have built up during the day.