Melt proof your summer makeup

Melt proof your summer makeup

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On May 21, 2017

Summer is a fabulous season full of amazing things however makeup that melts by mid day is definitely not one of them. Read on for my best tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty during hot summer days.

1. Oil free moisturizer and Primer

Choose an oil free moisturizer with spf and invest in a primer. Your skin care routine is as important, if not more important, as the makeup that you will apply.

Invest in a good primer, this product will help to hold the makeup in place. It only takes a few seconds to apply and it goes after the moisturizer and before foundation.

What we like:

Moisturizer: La Roche – Posay Toleriane Double repair moisturizer UV
Primer: Germaine de Cappuccini Flash lift


2. BB or CC creams

BB and CC creams are skincare/makeup hybrids that even out, color correct skin tone and have a few skin care benefits added to their formula. This products deliver a sheer to medium coverage. Keep things light, less is definitely more during summer. Layers of foundation , concealer and powder are definitely not season appropriate.

What we like:

Bobbi Brown BB cream
It cosmetics CC cream


3. Oil absorbing blotting sheets

Also know as blotting papers, these little gems instantly soak up excess oil and remove shine from your face without removing makeup and leaving a heavy powdered look. The super lightweight and small packages make it so easy to carry with you for shine control all day.
Powdering your nose to control shine will lead to a pore clogging mess so instead just blot!

What we like:

Shiseido Pureness oil Control Blotting Papers


4. Liquid eyeshadows

This is the ultimate life saver for that effortless summer makeup look. These new eyeshadow formulas are super easy to apply, you can use your finger tip or a quick brush stroke for an awesome wash of color that will instantly brighten the eyes. They are long lasting and creaseless, what else could a girl ask for?

What we like:

NYX Lid lingerie


5. Cheek / lip stain

Oh how I love these products! They are the multitaskers of the makeup world as they can be used as blush or lipstick. They are great for summer due to their lightweight and sheer texture. Love the bright color ones, since they are sheer, there’s no risk of looking garish.

What we like:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Bobbi brown pot rouge for lips & cheeks


6. Gel Bronzers

During summer the last thing you want is to cover your face with lots of powders. The gel bronzers look very natural and soft . They can be applied with your finger tips or a synthetic brush. Fake your tan the right way!

What we like:

Clinique Sun-kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker


Hope these tips help you go through summer sipping refreshing drinks and looking gorgeous! What are you melt proof makeup tips?


Photography: Betsy Hansen

Hair & makeup: Simone Rosas