With temperatures rising, you will want your makeup to look barely there: tinted lip balm, concealer, and mascara. Full-on makeup doesn’t feel good or look good running down your face when the humidity hits its highs this summer. Bare minimum makeup sounds lovely, but it has to be the kind of coverage that’s waterproof and heatproof. You want makeup that stays in place through beach days and sweaty workouts without clogging your pores or breaking out your skin.
Keep scrolling for the beauty secrets that make looking serene and polished in warm weather a breeze.
Avoid thick facial creams.
A thick cream is guaranteed to make your makeup slide right off you face during a humid summer. Lightweight moisturizers with SPF are what you need to boost your complexion with hydration and produce a glowing radiance. Tip: Allow moisturizer to absorb completely before you apply makeup for a long day lasting effect.
Invest in waterproof makeup.
These are products that use a waterless formula with film-forming polymers. Running into the surf or dousing these with water doesn’t move the formula very much. Only an oil-based makeup remover melts them away. Steer clear of water-based products; surf and sweat will dissolve them. Click below to find long lasting waterproof makeup for your entire face.
Urban Decay Vice Waterproof Liquid Lipstick, CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Longwear Eyeshadow Sticks, Maybelline New York Cover Stick Corrector Concealer
Steer clear of powder products.
Creams are the best option for summer. You sweat more during a long summer day, so cream-based foundation, blush and eye shadow will stay looking naturally dewy all day long, while powders will clump in the heat and humidity and emphasize fine lines and creases on your face.
Spritz on setting spray.
The cooling mist will leave your skin refreshed during the hot summer months. Store it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
Once you’ve applied all your makeup (and once before you apply your makeup), hold the bottle about eight inches away from your face and close your eyes. Mist the setting spray all over in “X” and “T” motions to make sure you cover the entire face. Below are some of our favorite makeup setting sprays.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set, NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray, Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist, Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
Pamper yourself with cool-down treatments.
Minimize puffy under-eye bags and dark circles with a soothing DIY treatment. After you’ve steeped tea bags for a drink of iced tea, don’t toss the bags. Let them cool or place them in the refrigerator before placing them on your eyelids. Caffeine from the tea will shrink blood vessels and refresh your lids.
Has your face gone from dewy to oily in the summer heat? Create up a great natural mask by mashing a papaya and applying the mix to your face. Natural papaya enzymes will help pull out oil without stripping your skin of necessary oils.