Rising temperatures are heading your way and your wardrobe, hair and makeup routine need to adjust to accommodate the weather — there’s nothing worse than seeing your makeup slide off your face in the heat!
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Here are my tried-and-true beauty tips to combat the stickiness of summer and the evil we call "humidity."
This is rule numero uno because it is the most important. It should have an SPF of 15 or higher. A lighter alternative to your normal foundation, a tinted moisturizer offers two benefits: protection against damaging UV rays and the ability to even out your skin tone.
Natural makeup is the most flattering during the summer months, allowing your sun-kissed cheeks to shine through.
I like Laura Mercier because she offers three different options for skin types and an array of colors to match your tone. And, even better, it won't clog your pores.
Primers do exactly what the name suggests: They prime — or prepare — your face for makeup. But, more importantly for summer, they keep your makeup where it’s supposed to be, as opposed to sliding down your face the moment you step outside.
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Don't forget to apply primer before your tinted moisturizer. Many women don't see primer as a necessity for their everyday lives, but you'll be hooked once you start using it. Try Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It's widely considered one of the best on the market.
Sweating is inevitable in the summer. While there's no escaping it, you also don't have to surrender to it. You can battle the sheen with antishine powders: translucent powders that will soak up shine and re-mattify your face.
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine is great because it's an all-in-one brush-and-powder duo that you can keep in your bag and always at the ready.
Keeping your kisser pouty and plump can be a task in the summer. Lips can burn just like the rest of your skin, and nothing hurts worse than cracked, burned lips.
You can go the traditional Chapstick route, or you can opt for a lipstick with SPF. That way, you can rock a natural nude or perfect pink without the fear of sun damage.
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YSL, Lancôme, Clinique and Dior all offer great options, but if you're not looking to break the bank on a lipstick, then just read the label on your favorite drugstore brands and make sure there's sun protection in there.
This one is for the ladies who know all too well the feeling of diving into the pool looking fabulous, only to surface with dark, drippy "raccoon" eyes. Mascara is the worst offender when it comes to streaky makeup.
Solution? Waterproof mascara. I'm picky about my mascara, and the only kind I use is Lancôme Hypnose Drama -- the waterproof version is amazing. For a less-expensive version, check out L'Oréal Voluminous.
A soothing and cooling face mist is the perfect way to awaken your thirsty skin midday and refresh your makeup.
Try Glossier's Soothing Face Mist: It's mixture of roses and aloe is so refreshing that you'll wonder how you survived without it. Just a spritz or two makes you feel like a new woman!
What Do YOU Think?
Do you wear makeup during the summer or go au naturel? How do you change your makeup routine when it gets hot and sticky outside? What are some of your favorite summer makeup products? Leave a comment below and let us know!