Summer is officially here and putting on makeup can feel like such a hassle with the heat, humidity, you name it! Even with all that, I like to get dolled up but in order to do so, I cannot go without my top five makeup products to help my makeup last through the muggy summer days. Not only will I share those makeup products below, but I’ll tell you why I love them and how they help my looks last! I’ve included links to each of my top five makeup products mentioned below for you to shop!
1. EltaMD Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
Those who have been here for a while know that I will preach about sunscreen forever and ever! This is probably the most important cosmetic/skin product to have, mainly for protection purposes. My favorite by far for summertime is the EltaMD Broad-Spectrum facial sunscreen. I mentioned it in my sunscreen review blog, which you can read here! EltaMD has been recommended to me by so many estheticians and is amazing for just about all skin types. I truly recommend wearing this one for the summer season under your makeup to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays!
2. Maneater by Tarte
I have tried so many – and I mean SO many – mascaras that were recommended to me over the past few years. Maneater by Tarte takes the cake at the end of the day! My girls use it, my assistants, and I recommend it to every customer of mine needing a solid mascara to finish their gorgeous makeup looks! This one is such a popular mascara and is perfect for length and volume. It’s also offered in water-proof so if you’re in search of a great, long lasting mascara, I highly recommend Maneater!
3. Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo by Glossier
I think eyebrows are one of the most important features of a person’s face and can affect how your overall makeup looks! They can be bold and defined, or soft and subtle; either way you choose to do your brows, this duo by Glossier will rock! The Brow Flick has a fine tip that makes it perfect for filling in any sparse areas in your brows that need just a minor touch up. The Boy Brow is great for those with lighter brows that need just a temporary tint to help define them just a bit more! I recommend getting the color that best matches the description of your hair color or going a shade darker if you want to be bold!
4. Buxom Lip Gloss
Buxom lip glosses and creams are seriously some of the coolest I’ve come across! They leave my lips feeling tingly and plump, but not by too much. Another great thing about Buxom is they won’t leave your lips feeling chapped or super dry, compared to a lot of other lip glosses in the makeup industry. You can find them online or in-store at just about any makeup/cosmetic counter and one of the fun parts of shopping their colors is looking through the names. If you’re lucky, you might just find a shade that matches your name! Personally, I love the shade Pink Lady and they are such lasting glosses. You can wear them alone or over another shade of lipstick/lip stain for more fun!
5. Urban Decay Setting Spray
In the summer, the heat can easily melt our makeup or cause it to slip & slide more than we want it to. My secret to this is using Urban Decay Deslick setting spray before applying my makeup! I swear by this setting spray and recommend it to all my customers who are struggling to make their makeup last/stay in place! If you tend to have oily or combination skin, I recommend using the Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray (pictured above). If your skin is more on the normal-dry side, I recommend using the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. Both are seriously huge game changers for makeup application and I strongly suggest giving it plenty of time to dry before applying your foundations/makeup!