It’s hard to believe it, but we’re at the unofficial start of summer! But that means that the next 3-4 months are filled with heat and humidity, which can do a number on your makeup. To help you avoid your face melting, I’m sharing my everyday summer makeup.
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Summer Makeup: Before & After the Makeup
It’s always important to set your makeup up for success because, if you’re not careful, all your hard work can just melt off of your face and/or look less-than-great in the heat and humidity. I’ve been super into the Pixi Glow Tonic in recent months with all of its awesome reviews, and I can confirm that it’s just a good as it seems to be. It’s a toner that provides exfoliation and smells great. It’s also super important to use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it because you really don’t want skin cancer. My grandmother has had spots of cancer removed from her nose several times, and that’s really motivated me to always wear sunscreen. Once you’ve done these things, you need primer. Primer does pretty much what its name sounds like: it primes your face for makeup. It gives you a smooth canvas for your makeup and helps your makeup last for hours and hours. I’ve been loving the Pixi primer recently, but another favorite of mine is the Smashbox one. And you absolutely need primer for your eyes if you’re going to wear eyeshadow or a non-water-proof eyeliner. I’ve been using one from Too Faced, but I also enjoy the Smashbox one.
And something that is SO important year-round (but especially in summer) is setting spray. Heat and humidity have nothing on makeup set well! My absolute favorite is from Urban Decay and I can’t recommend it enough.
Summer Makeup: Face
Here’s the thing: I think that BB or CC creams are ideal for the summer, but I haven’t yet found one that I like, so if I want to wear something thicker than powder foundation, I’ve been mixing foundation (love this Marc Jacobs one) with moisturizer. Is it ideal? No, but until I find a product that I like, that’s what I’m going to do. As I mentioned, I do sometimes wear a powder foundation, but if I don’t do that, I wear a translucent setting powder. I’ve tried many different ones, and the Laura Mercier powder is by far the best. If you don’t want to spend the money but want to try it, get the small container! It still lasts for a while, and you can decide for yourself if its worth the cost. Aside from that, I mostly just wear highlighter on my face because I’m so pale that I struggle to find a bronzer that works. I’ve been loving this highlighter palette from ColourPop because it’s great quality, has six different shades, and is at a great price.
Summer Makeup: Eyes
For me, the most important part of eye makeup in the summer is that it’s waterproof. This is not about getting in the water with makeup on but rather preventing eye makeup (especially mascara) from giving me raccoon eyes. My favorite mascara of all time is the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, but Maybelline has my second favorite. As for eyeliner, you can’t go wrong with Kat Von D. I stopped using Tattoo Liner because they changed the formula and it’s not as pigmented now, but I’m looking forward to trying the Ink Liner because that’s supposed to be more pigmented. My favorite eyebrow product is the Benefit Gimme Brow, but I’ve also heard good things about Anastasia Beverly Hills’s products.
What’s your favorite summer makeup?
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