As the days get hotter and the nights get longer, it’s an absolute must that we change our beauty routine accordingly. Summertime makes for some great weather but it can be absolute torture on a fully made-up face so I’ve found some great summer makeup tips to avoid makeup meltdown and to keep cool!
I hope you’re in the habit of wearing sunscreen all year long but it’s especially important to slather on enough sunscreen on your face and body for the summertime. You can opt to use a tinted moisturizer or foundation that contains sunscreen or apply a separate sunscreen
along with your face makeup, just make sure you don’t forget! Rock a cute sun hat and sunnies for maximum protection and stay out of the sun during peak hours!
Primers are a must for long lasting makeup and to prevent fading and creasing throughout the day. Since it’s summer you’ll want to wear less makeup but for those time where you want to pull out all the stops and look your best, use a primer to keep your makeup fresh for hours. There are primers for just about every area of your face nowadays for the face, lips, mascara and eyes so if you have a hot date or a summer soiree to go to, will help lock in the color and make sure you makeup stays put.
Touch of Tint
Tinted moisturizers, BB creams or just using a pressed powder to set your face is best for those hot summer days but if you need more coverage, look for a medium coverage foundation or BB cream. I adore BB creams because they combine the benefits of a skin care cream with a light foundation so you get SPF, anti-aging benefits, decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as give you long-lasting coverage!
Waterproof mascara is a must-have for summer makeup. Wearing mascara really makes the eyes pop if you’re not wearing very much makeup on the rest of your face and adding a few coats will instantly make you look more awake. Waterproof mascara is great if you’re going to be by the water plus the waterproof formula seems to work better to keep the lashes curled and looking voluminous!
Blushing & Bronzed Goddess
Using bronzer is an easy way to get some color on your neck and face and if you’ve got a matte bronzer you can use it to contour your cheeks and nose. Keep in mind that you don’t want to go overboard with the bronzer or contouring on hot days or at the beach, it’ll look and feel really awkward so keep it simple and light! As for your body, feel free to faux tan as needed as long as you avoid the oompa loompa look! Swipe on a cream blush for dry cheeks or a use powder blush for oily cheeks to really make your face look fresh and vibrant. Experiment with different blush colors, if you normally use a deep red, try a hot pink or peach blush.
Finally, you’re probably going to want to toss your thick lipstick and sticky gloss for a lightly tinted lip balm or a long-lasting lip stain. Lip stains will stay put after many drinks and meals and they’re great for ladies who love a berry-colored stain. Tinted lip balms are awesome for lip balm addicts like myself who like to elevate their look from a plain old balm to something with a hint of color for days and nights out.
Making over your beauty routine for the summer takes a few simple tweaks and you’re ready to glow and go! Stick to lighter formulas for the most part but above all, do what makes you feel beautiful! There are no beauty laws that dictate you can’t wear falsies in the summer or you have to wear a certain type of lip product so use these tips as a guide but ultimately, wear what makes you feel most comfortable and chic!