I don’t know about the rest of you, but in the summer I’m all about about staying cool. With the weather sometimes being hot and uncomfortable, I try to avoid putting on a whole face full of makeup at all costs.
However, just because its hot, doesn’t mean you can’t look polished. There are a few essentials to keeping a sexy summer glow, without doing a full beat.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Sunscreen – Protection from the sun is SO important. UV rays damage your skin, and are the leading cause in premature aging. Even on cloudy, rainy days, it’s really important to wear SPF. On days when you’ll be in direct sunlight, sunblock should be reapplied every few hours (SPF 15+ is recommended, with over 30 being the best). But for day-to-day life, you don’t want thick, greasy sunscreens on your skin. This oil-free version is light and dry to the touch, and won’t cause breakouts while still protecting your skin! $11.00 (Prices may vary)
Maybelline Dream Fresh – BB Cream is a God send. Honestly I wear it all year long. It’s perfect for the days you don’t feel like putting on a full face of foundation. BB Cream is like foundation, but not really. You still get coverage for your face, but it is definitely a more natural look. A lot of BB Creams have beneficial features for your skin as well; such as SPF sunblock, blemish and breakout control etc. They all for the most part do the same thing, so don’t waste your money trying to get some big name brand. This brand is my personal favorite,it comes in 3 different shades and has a sheer tint to it. $7.00 (Prices may vary.)
Covergirl’s line of “Oh Sugar Lip Balms” are perfect if you want a hint of color but the same moisturizing effect as lip balm. If you are looking for something a little extra than chap stick for your everyday look this is it. Feels great on the lips, and has a sugary taste to it. I’m loyal to the shade, “Candy” but there’s several other options for you to try out. $7.99 (Prices may vary)
Waterproof mascara is a MUST once it starts to get hot. Maybelline Great Lash, has been around for years, and for obvious reasons…the mascara is bomb! They have a waterproof version from their iconic line and let me tell you… this stuff DOESNT BUDGE! Perfect for pool parties, or in the event you start sweating. Just make sure you have some really good makeup remover… you’re going to need it. $5.99 ( Prices may vary.)
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen – Nothing ruins a fresh summer face quite like smudged eyeliner. With this great pen, you won’t have to worry. The felt tip is thin and can get very close to the lashline, and even works for winged looks. The formula is pigmented and lasts all day, but comes off without struggle with makeup remover. Plus you won’t see a dent in your wallet, and you can get them in several shades! $2.00 (Prices may vary.)
… A little something extra, should you ever need it…
BONUS ! Tarte Blotting Papers:Perfect for hot summer days, these blotting papers remove oil from your face without wiping off your make up. $10.00 (Prices may vary.)
Hope these help! If you have any questions , or any suggestions of your own I would love to hear about them. Enjoy the summer… stay cute & be safe ! xoxo