When the sun’s beating down and humidity levels are unbearable, we want makeup that stays put. From the perfect summertime lip shade to the best non-shimmery bronzer, these summer-perfect staples will withstand even the hottest sunny days and keep your face in place!
L’Oréal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche Lip Color (Coral Encore) – Just the right shade of ‘summer’ means a nice pop of color. Perfect for summer, this lightweight and nourishing coral shade will bring out your inner summer siren! I love the wearability and ease of this crease resistant liquid lipcolor and the soft-touch applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadows – Luxe it up with long-lasting metallics! This cream gel formula is crease-proof, waterproof and keeps color vibrant all day long. It starts sheer but can easily be layered to create a more dramatic look.
It Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliners – The name says it all! This long-wearing, waterproof eyeliner glides on saturated, rich color without tugging on your delicate eyelids. The formula is blendable when applied, but stays put once you’ve got it where you want it. It has a twist up retractable design with a built-in sharpener on the bottom so you can easily get a pointed tip for a thin, precise line. My favorite shades are Plum and Lucky Jade.
Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector – This lightweight, multifunctional concentrated skin treatment and primer leaves skin feeling silky-smooth while a mix of optical diffusers have an instant “blurring” effect on uneven skin texture and large pores. Infused with the antioxidant superduo of stabilized vitamin C and ergothionene, it also improves skin tone and texture over time and makes your makeup look like it was made to be there. And the fragrance-free formula is suitable even for sensitive skin types. Just apply a pea-sized amount all over your face before makeup, or use as a targeted spot treatment for problem areas.
NARS The Multiple (Palm Beach) – Bronzer is a no-brainer for summer, and this cream-to-powder multipurpose makeup stick beautifully highlights and sculpts your cheeks and never gets cakey! It has a super silky finish and gives skin a sheer, bronzed color for a healthy glow but won’t wear off if you get a little sweaty.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee – Infused with 50 percent pure coconut water, and argan oil, this is a deliciously dewy cream blush that gives you a natural-looking flush! I love to blend it in with my fingertips, but you can also use a brush. The super blendable formula provides a subtle glow, so it’ll never look like you’ve caked on loads of makeup. And you can effortlessly build each shade to be as delicate or vibrant as you want.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ – No woman wants to layer on the products, especially in the heat. This multi-tasking beauty miracle is your full coverage foundation, pore minimizing primer, dark spot corrector, moisturizing day cream, plus UVA/UVB SPF 50+ all in one easy step! It provides ‘breathable’ medium to full coverage with a slightly dewy finish that I love! You can easily count on this one to take care of any redness, acne scars and dark spots almost completely without looking like you’re wearing a ton of makeup. And the coverage lasts throughout the day without any oxidation issues.
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stains – Now you can get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss with these new Moisture Stains from Revlon. The creamy and moisturizing formula drenches lips in glossy wet color and doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, and cushiony wear.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – This is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing. It now comes in an an easy-to-squeeze tube with a precise needle nose so you can control how much you apply.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder – For flawless makeup that won’t melt off the second it gets a little warm out, finishing powder is an absolute must. This universal translucent powder sets the foundation, reduces shine and slightly mattifies skin while softening the appearance of fine lines and pores. The silky, talc-free formula does not dry the skin and adds a soft focus effect for a flawless finish.
What are your summer makeup must-haves?