With temperatures rising every day, the thought of putting any makeup on conjures up scary visions of raccoon eyes and foundation-tinted beads of sweat dripping down your face. But fear not! With just five easy-to-find additions to your makeup bag, you can enjoy a flawless beauty look all day, even in the most brutally hot and humid weather! Here are my top picks for a perfect sweat-proof summer look.
1—Self Tanner. Want that perfect summer tan without the potentially harmful effects of hours spent in the sun? Invest in a great self-tanner! Not only can it help you achieve a gorgeous glow, but I find having a tan gives me less of a desire to put on a full face of makeup since it evens out my skin tone and gives me that bronzed look I typically achieve with a bronzer. Less makeup equals less of a chance of your makeup sweating off, so it’s really a win-win!
2—Mattifying Oil-Free Foundation. If your skin is oily to begin with, like mine, the summer can be a nightmare when it comes to finding a foundation that stays in place all day. However, with an oil-free matte foundation, the formula starts absorbing any excess oil the second you apply it, and also prevents sweat from ruining your makeup throughout the day.
3—Red Lipstick. A good, creamy red lipstick can multitask as the perfect cream blush for summer. I almost never put lipstick on my lips, but recently I’ve discovered that the plain old tubes of lipstick hiding the bottom of my makeup bag stay on longer than any cream blush I have ever tried.
4—Waterproof Mascara. This one might seem pretty obvious, but waterproof mascara is easily the best makeup product to purchase for the summer. Even though it takes some extra effort to remove at the end of the day, the fact that it can stay on even after a day in the ocean makes it 100 percent worth it to me.
5—Setting Spray. Some people are skeptical about trying out setting sprays, but trust me they are an amazing investment for the summer. Several days this summer I have gone from running errands to going to the beach, and ended my day going out for dinner all with the same face of makeup on thanks to setting spray! After applying all of your makeup, all you have to do is spray your face once or twice, and you can look forward to perfect makeup all day!
What are some of your summer beauty essentials? Let us know in the comments below!