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Wearing makeup in the summer means walking that fine line between rocking a dewy look and looking like your face melted off. Having a thick layer of makeup can be one of the most uncomfortable feelings, especially in the heat. But don’t worry, there’s hope. Here are our favorite products that will help you stay fabulous without clogging your pores or making you look cakey!
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer With SPF 35 ($8.64, amazon.com)
Making sure you put on moisturizer with SPF is the best way to keep your skin healthy and happy. Protect your skin from the sun with this lightweight and comfortable moisturizer that’ll keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
KISS Falscara Lashes ($16.66, amazon.com)
Especially in the summertime, heavy mascara can weigh down your eyelids and be a pain to put on. KISS Falscara can give you the look of eyelash extensions, even if you’re on a budget. They’re light and come in a number of styles, including lengthening, natural, and volumizing. I love these since they’re waterproof and won’t budge if you apply them correctly!
EltaMD Tinted Moisturizer ($36.50, amazon.com)
Foundation can feel a bit too heavy and thick in the heat, so consider switching to a tinted moisturizer during the summer months. Its lightweight formula won’t make you look cakey and will allow your natural skin to shine through. I love tinted moisturizer since it’ll still even out my skin tone, but it won’t make me feel like I have a full face of makeup on!
Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray ($24.75, amazon.com)
When I tell you this stuff is liquid gold, I mean it. I only ever use this setting spray now and for good reason. Whenever I do makeup, I always give myself a quick spritz of this and my makeup won’t budge for the entire day. If you have trouble getting oily throughout the day, opt for the mattifying version.
FENTY BEAUTY Cream Blush ($39.99, amazon.com)
Cream blushes are the way to go this summer since powder blushes can become cakey in the heat. FENTY’s lightweight cream blush formula is so smooth and applies really beautifully on the skin, enhancing your color and giving you that natural “flushed” look.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers ($12.00, amazon.com)
These blotting papers will keep you from looking oily and won’t ruin your makeup while doing so. They use natural ingredients such as Abaca Leaf and gold flakes for a natural yet luxurious experience. Plus, Tatcha’s partnership with Room to Read means that your purchase will also contribute to empowering girls’ education in Asia and Africa!
Kosas Clear Air Brow Volumizing Treatment Gel ($49.00, amazon.com)
Feathery brows are all the rage this summer! This clear brow gel will keep your eyebrows on fleek all day, even in the summer heat. The product also claims to strengthen, hydrate, and condition the hairs as well, which is a win in our book!
Kiko Milano Cream Contour Stick ($15.00, amazon.com)
To sculpt your face and add some bronziness to your makeup look, try this cream contour stick from Kiko Milano. Its buttery application makes sculpting easier than ever. It blends really nicely for that natural, effortless summer look.
Glossier Glossiest Lip Gloss ($25.00, amazon.com)
This lip gloss is a summer must-have. It’ll keep your lips looking juicy, shiny, and plump. Plus, it looks beautiful when layered on top of some light lipstick. The formula isn’t sticky either, since that gluey feeling can be a pain to deal with.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder ($59.89, amazon.com)
This product has a cult following for a reason. The formula is silky and fine, meaning it won’t make your makeup feel any heavier during application. It’s great for setting concealer, fine lines, and your T-zone. If you sweat a lot during the summer like me, you’ll definitely want to keep this in your purse with you when you’re out and about. Unlike other translucent powders, this one won’t leave a white cast either!
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Lead photo by Kevin Laminto via Unpslash.