4 Must-Have Makeup Products for Summer

As the days continue to get hotter and hotter, it can be a pain to find a lasting makeup routine that can handle the constant sweat that plagues us all throughout the day. Not only do you want your makeup to stick around for hours, but summer is also a time to have bronzed, glowing skin. Here are four products you need if you want to beat the heat and shine all summer long.

The first product, one that has recently dominated the beauty scene, is highlighter. Highlighter is the stuff that is responsible for radiant, glowing skin. I have tried both powdered and liquid highlighters and have been most impressed with the liquid version. A great, high-end liquid highlighter is Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops but for those of you who are “ballin’ on a budget”, I would recommend Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid. Liquid highlighter can be used by mixing it with normal face foundation to give a subtle, all over glow. This is perfect for the summer because as long as the sun is shining, so is your skin. You can even blend liquid highlighter on top of your foundation in specific “highlighting areas”, such as your cheekbones, for extra glow.

Summer is the time to be bronzed and beautiful. Even if you don’t have the time to lay out by the pool or hit the tanning salon, bronzer is the makeup product that will always be there for you. It’s the one thing that can give you a kissed by the sun look in just seconds. You can even use it to do a little bit of contouring. Bronzer is the best way to achieve the look of effortlessly flawless skin.

Another huge trend for the summer is the color reddish-orange. I had been contemplating how to incorporate it into my wardrobe for quite a while when I came across the most perfect shade of lipstick: Lady Danger by MAC Cosmetics. Reddish-orange lipstick pops against a summertime tan and pairs well with simple makeup. You’ll be sure to turn heads without even trying in this fierce shade of red.

Now to pull the whole look together, it’s incredibly important to use setting spray. Setting spray is what holds your makeup in place throughout the day—keeping it fresh and streak free. You can use it both before you apply your makeup, as a primer, and after you apply your makeup to set the look. It gives your makeup the boost it needs, keeping your face hydrated and luminous even after several hours of wear and tear.

When looking for a great makeup routine that works for you, I find it best to try new things as much as possible so you can get a good idea of what you like and what you don’t like.

Try some of these products and let me know what you think! Are there any summer products you can’t live without? Share them with us by tagging @Cfashionista on social media!