Sweat-Proof Makeup Essentials You Need for Every Summer Look
Sunny mornings, beach waves and melting… makeup? Yep, it’s not a dream scenario, but once summer hits, it’s definitely a common one. While it would be nice to be in the habit of throwing on SPF and calling it a day, sometimes primping helps set a positive mood for the day. Defeat the heat with a routine built to combat foundation meltdowns and midday shine. We’ve shown you how to summer-proof your makeup routine; now read on for our must-have summer essentials to look glam, no matter how hot it gets.
Sweat-Proof Base Face Makeup
The key to an all-day makeup look begins with a fresh face. Use a primer that helps balance your skin and smooth out any imperfections. Smashbox Primer Water ($32) is perfect for a barely-there look. If you need to hide some pores, Benefit’s POREfessional ($20) is your fail-proof option. Wait a few minutes to really let it set before dipping your Beautyblender ($20) in a long-lasting foundation like cult favorite Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation ($37). With an array of colors to choose from, there’s practically a shade for everyone. Follow with a light concealer only if you need a little extra coverage here and there. We like Maybelline New York’s Fit Me Concealer ($7). Finally, dust on a no-fuss setting powder to keep everything in place, like the Ben Nye Bella Luxury Powder in Banana ($12).
Extra Makeup for Finishing Touches
If you’re going for a no-fuss routine, then adding Clinique’s High-Impact Waterproof Mascara ($17) may just be the end of it. Or you can add some more intensity with a quick swipe of L’Oreal Paris’ Super Liner Perfect Slim ($7). You can easily slip it in a clutch for a night out as well. Add just the right amount of color to the apples of your cheeks and carve out those cheek bones with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush + Bronzer ($11). To prevent any product meltdowns, use a rich, oil-absorbing balm like The Face Shop’s FACE It Oil Cut Pore Balm ($11) to matte-ify any tricky areas without taking away from your look. Finish with a punchy, lightweight lip color like Maybelline New York’s Color Elixer in Raspberry Rhapsody ($9).
What are some of your favorite melt-proof products? Tell us in the comments below!
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
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